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 MEET THE BLE INSTRUCTION STAFF
 
DRIVEN BY PLAYER DEVELOPMENT



 
BIG LEAGUE EDGE PERFORMANCE BASEBALL HAS A NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BASEBALL INSTRUCTION STAFF WHOM HAVE COACHED OR PLAYED AT THE COLLEGIATE OR PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL LEVELS. THEIR LEADERSHIP HAS PRODUCED 240+ COLLEGE BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIPS, 22 WORLD AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND 20 MLB DRAFT PICKS SINCE 2004. SEE OUR ALUMNI.





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JIM PARQUE
OWNER AND DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

JIM PARQUE IS A FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE STARTING PITCHER FOR THE WHITE SOX, RAYS, DIAMONDBACKS, AND MARINERS. DURING HIS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL CAREER, PARQUE WON AN AMERICAN LEAGUE PENNANT, WORLD SERIES, AND FINISHED 14-6, 4.02 ERA IN 2000.

AS A UCLA BRUIN, PARQUE WAS A 2X ALL AMERICAN, PAC 10 PITCHER OF THE YEAR, AND IS INDUCTED INTO THE UCLA SPORTS HALL OF FAME. IN 1996, JIM WON AN OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDAL FOR TEAM USA IN THE 1996 ATLANTA OLYMPICS.

HIS COACHING CAREER SPANS THE HIGH SCHOOL ALL AMERICAN GAMES, TEAM USA, USA-LABC NATIONAL TEAMS, UCLA PROSPECT GAMES, STANFORD PROSPECT CAMP, JUNIOR NATIONALS, AND UNDER ARMOUR HS GAMES.

 
AS A BASEBALL CONSULTANT AND INSTRUCTOR, PARQUE HAS TRAINED FOR THE WHITE SOX, PHILLIES, AND METS. HE HAS WORKED WITH THE COLLEGE PITCHING STAFFS OF USF, UW, STETSON, CW POST, NY TECH, MIAMI, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, UCLA, SAN DIEGO STATE, CSUN, UNR, NEBRASKA, WICHITA STATE, MANY NWAAC COLLEGES, AND UCI. JIM ALSO TRAINS APPROXIMATELY 4000+ ATHLETES WORLDWIDE ANNUALLY.

PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE BEING THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER OR PRESENTER AT THE NATIONAL BASEBALL COACHING CONVENTION, PACIFIC NORTHWEST COACHING CONVENTION, ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, AND NUMEROUS MLB ALUMNI EVENTS.

CHARITY WORK INCLUDES ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, MLBPA, MLB ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, UCLA BASEBALL, UCLA WOODEN FOUNDATION, ANGELS IN SPORTS, BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, AMERICAN RED CROSS, COMPASSION FOR CHRIST, AND THE GARTH BROOK'S TOUCH EM' ALL FOUNDATION.

JIM IS MARRIED TO JANINE PARQUE AND THEY HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS IN BELLA AND PAITYN PARQUE.

 


SEAN TAUNT
PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY PITCHING COACH

SEAN TAUNT IS A COLLEGE PITCHING COACH FOR NCAA D3 PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY AND THE DIRECTOR OF PITCHING AT BLE. HE HAS BEEN A BLE INSTRUCTOR SINCE 2004, HELPING DIRECT AND FORMULATE ALL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT ALONGSIDE JIM PARQUE.

AS A COLLEGE PITCHING COACH, TAUNT HAS CALLED A NO HITTER AND HAD TWO PITCHERS DRAFTED UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP. TAUNT HAS ALSO THE PBC ZIPS, PUGET SOUND SHOCKERS, AND BLE SHOWCASE.


           


DAVID PATTON
FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER


DAVID PATTON IS A FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER FOR THE CHICAGO CUBS AND A LOCAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST PRODUCT. PATTON PITCHED FOR KENTRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN MOVED ONTO GREEN RIVER COLLEGE. DRAFTED BY THE COLORADO ROCKIES IN THE 12TH ROUND, HE WAS LATER TAKEN IN THE RULE 5 DRAFT BY THE CUBS AND MOVED UP TO THE BIG LEAGUES IN 2008.

DAVID COACHES 18U COLLEGE PREP BASEBALL IN THE PNW AND HAS BEEN WITH BIG LEAGUE EDGE SINCE 2013. HE HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB IN COMMUNICATING THE SKILLS THAT PUT HIM IN THE BIG LEAGUES TO OUR ATHLETES.


 
GIOMAR GUEVARA
FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE INFIELDER

GIOMAR "GIGI" GUEVARA IS A VENEZUELAN BORN MAJOR LEAGUER WHOM PLAYED IN THE BIG LEAGUES FROM 1999-2001 WITH THE SEATTLE MARINERS. HIS LATIN FIELDING SKILL SETS PROVIDE A FAST PACED APPROACH TO BLE'S DEFENSIVE TRAINING.

GUEVARA HAS COACHED PROFESSIONALLY FOR THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES AS WELL AS THE 18U COLLEGE PREP LEVEL. HE IS MARRIED WITH TWO KIDS AND LIVES IN WASHINGTON.
 
QUIENTIN POIL
FORMER KENTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL HEAD BASEBALL COACH

QUIENTIN POIL HAS BEEN WITH BIG LEAGUE EDGE SINCE 2004HE PLAYED COLLEGE BASEBALL AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (UNDER BOBO BRADEN).

AS A COACH, POIL WAS AN ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH FOR YAKIMA VALLEY COLLEGE AND THE HEAD COACH FOR KENTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL. HE HAS ALSO COACHED VARSITY BASEBALL AT PUYALLUP HIGH SCHOOL. ADDITIONALLY, QUIENTIN HAS COACHED SELECT BASEBALL, WINNING THE BABE RUTH WORLD SERIES AS THE HEAD COACH OF THE PUGET SOUND ROXX.
 
LARRY MARSHALL
FORMER PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY HEAD BASEBALL COACH

LARRY MARSHALL WAS THE FORMER PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY HEAD BASEBALL COACH FOR MANY YEARS. CURRENTLY, HE IS THE HEAD BASEBALL COACH FOR EMERALD RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL OF PUYALLUP, WA.

MARSHALL PLAYED COLLEGE BASEBALL FOR NCAA D1 WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. ADDITIONALLY, LARRY HAS COACHED THE 18U COLLEGE PREP CIRCUIT AND DONE MANY THINGS WITH LOCAL COLLEGE BASEBALL. LARRY HAS BEEN WITH BIG LEAGUE EDGE SINCE 2004 AND CONTINUES TO PROVIDE TREMENDOUS KNOWLEDGE TO OUR ATHLETES WITH HIS OVER 30 YEARS OF PLAYING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE.
 
JORDAN COWAN
PLAYS FOR THE SEATTLE MARINERS ORGANIZATION

JORDAN COWAN CURRENTLY PLAYS FOR THE SEATTLE MARINERS' ORGANIZATION, AS HE WAS DRAFTED IN THE 37TH ROUND OF THE 2013 DRAFT. COWAN TRAINED WITH BLE FOR MANY YEARS (AS A PLAYER) AND MOVED ONTO PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL AFTER GRADUATING FROM KENTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

COWAN JOINED THE BLE INSTRUCTION STAFF IN 2013 AND HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB RELATING TO THE PLAYERS AND COMMUNICATING THE THINGS THAT HAVE MADE HIM GREAT ON THE FIELD.

 
BEN CHAVARRIA
FORMER PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER

BEN CHAVARRIA IS AN INFIELD COACH FOR BIG LEAGUE EDGE AND JOINED OUR STAFF IN 2013. HE PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY IN THE INDEPENDENT BASEBALL LEAGUES AND HAS COACHED SELECT BASEBALL FOR MANY YEARS.

CURRENTLY, CHAVARRIA IS THE ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH AT EMERALD RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL IN PUYALLUP, WA AND THE HEAD COACH FOR THE 18U PBC ZIPS.

 
JC COWAN
TOP PACIFIC NORTHWEST DEFENSIVE COACH

JC COWAN (FATHER OF JORDAN COWAN) IS THE BLE DIRECTOR OF INFIELD. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF DEFENSE HELPED HIS SON GET DRAFTED AND IS INFUSED INTO ALL DEFENSIVE TRAINING AT BIG LEAGUE EDGE.

AS A COACH, COWAN HAS BEEN A PART OF MANY ORGANIZATIONS AND CONTINUES TO CONSULT FOR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS (AS A DEFENSIVE COACH). HIS SUMMER BASEBALL TEAMS HAVE CONTINUALLY WON AT THE LOCAL, REGIONAL, AND NATIONAL LEVELS.

 
BA GARNER
PIERCE COLLEGE PITCHING COACH

BA GARNER IS THE CURRENT PITCHING COACH FOR PIERCE COLLEGE OF TACOMA, WA. HE HAS HAD MANY PITCHERS DRAFTED UNDER HIS TENURE. GARNER HAS BEEN WITH BIG LEAGUE EDGE SINCE 2011 AND COACHES THE 18U BUZZ COLLEGE PREP TEAM. AS A PLAYER, GARNER PITCHED FOR HAWAII.

GARNER IS THE CURRENT DIRECTOR OF PRO SHOP AND TEAM APPAREL SALES FOR BIG LEAGUE EDGE.

 
MIKE NADEAU
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BASEBALL COACH

MIKE NADEAU IS THE CURRENT ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH AT NCAA D1 SEATTLE UNIVERSITY. ADDITIONALLY, NADEAU WAS THE HEAD BASEBALL COACH FOR PIERCE COLLEGE, WHERE HE WON THE NWAAC CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2011.

MIKE PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY FOR THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES ORGANIZATION AND ATTENDED NCAA D1 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE HE PLAYED INFIELD. MIKE HAS BEEN WITH BIG LEAGUE EDGE SINCE 2012 AND CONTINUES TO BE A KEY INFIELD AND HITTING INSTRUCTOR WITH US.

 
SCOTT RICHARDS
KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH

HAVING BEEN ON OUR STAFF SINCE 2010, SCOTT RICHARDS IS THE ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH AT KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL OF KENT, WA.

WHILE AT KENTWOOD, RICHARDS HELPED THE PROGRAM WIN THE WASHINGTON STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. PREVIOUSLY, RICHARDS WAS A BASEBALL COACH FOR MT. TAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL AND HAS ALSO COACHED THE USA-LABC NATIONAL TEAM AND NUMEROUS SUMMER BASEBALL PROGRAMS.

 
NELSON ATKINSON
DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH

NELSON ATKINSON JOINED THE BIG LEAGUE EDGE INSTRUCTION STAFF IN 2013 AND IS A CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACH. HE ALSO COACHES SUMMER BASEBALL IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND HAS EXPERIENCE IN HITTING AND CATCHING.

NELSON ALSO WORKS AT OUR FRONT DESK AND PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL CUSTOMER CARE TO ALL PARENTS AND ATHLETES WITHIN THE BIG LEAGUE EDGE BASEBALL FAMILY.
 
SHANE ELLIOTT
18U COLLEGE PREP COACH FOR 18U BUZZ
SHANE ELLIOTT IS THE CURRENT ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH FOR THE 18U BUZZ COLLEGE PREP TEAM. ELLIOTT JOINED OUR STAFF IN 2013.
 
KEVIN DAVIS
PIERCE COLLEGE HEAD BASEBALL COACH

KEVIN DAVIS IS THE HEAD BASEBALL COACH FOR PIERCE COLLEGE OF TACOMA, WA. HE PLAYED PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL FOR THE ATLANTA BRAVES ORGANIZATION FOR TWO SEASONS. IN COLLEGE, DAVIS WAS A STANDOUT PITCHER FOR BELLEVUE COLLEGE, BEFORE MOVING ONTO LANDER UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

DAVIS HAS BEEN WITH THE BIG LEAGUE EDGE INSTRUCTION STAFF SINCE 2011 AND HAS COACHED SEMI PRO BASEBALL AND 18U COLLEGE PREP.

 
CHRIS GRIFFITH
TOP PACIFIC NORTHWEST SELECT BASEBALL COACH
CHRIS GRIFFITH JOINED THE BIG LEAGUE EDGE INSTRUCTION STAFF IN 2013 AND HELPS WITH HITTING AND PITCHING. HE HAS COACHED SELECT BASEBALL WITHIN THE BUZZ ORGANIZATION.

 
RON SHERWIN
TORONTO BLUE JAYS SCOUT
RON SHERWIN IS A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOUT FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS. HE HAS COACHED HIGH SCHOOL AND SUMMER BASEBALL AS WELL. SHERWIN JOINED THE BIG LEAGUE EDGE INSTRUCTION STAFF IN 2013 AND HELPS WITH HITTING AND PITCHING.
 
CAMERON OLINGER
PUYALLUP HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACH

CAMERON OLINGER PLAYED SEMI PRO AND INDEPENDENT BASEBALL DURING HIS PLAYING YEARS. CURRENTLY, HE IS THE PUYALLUP HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH AND COACHES FOR THE 18U BLE SHOWCASE COLLEGE PREP TEAM.

OLINGER RUNS ALL FITNESS AND STRENGTH FOR BIG LEAGUE EDGE, GRINDING PLAYERS UPON THE ASPECTS OF WHAT IT TAKES TO GET QUICKER, STRONGER, AND FASTER. HE ALSO IS ONE OF OUR BEST CATCHING INSTRUCTORS, AS THIS IS WHAT HE EXCELLED AT WHEN HE PLAYED.


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