Everett, Wash. - The Everett AquaSox announced today that Bob MacDonald, former University of Washington head baseball coach, has been named to the 2009 coaching staff as the team's hitting coach. He joins Manager John Tamargo, Pitching Coach Rich Dorman and Head Athletic Trainer Spyder Webb to complete the 2009 field staff.
MacDonald, 66, served as head baseball coach of the Huskies from 1977 to 1992 where he compiled a record of 422-322-7. He was a five-time Pac-10 Northern Division Coach of the Year (1979-1981, 1985, 1990 and 1992). In 1994, MacDonald was hired on as the head coach at Navy where he was 178-152-3 in seven seasons.
In 23 seasons, MacDonald's teams won six league titles and earned four NCAA Tournament berths. MacDonald excelled in football and baseball at Queen Anne High School in Seattle where he graduated in 1960. He went on to play baseball at the University of Washington. After graduation, MacDonald became a teacher and coached baseball at Cleveland High School in Seattle for seven years. After the 1973 season he joined the staff of Washington State Head Coach Bo Bo Brayton where he remained until accepting the head job at Washington.
Since his retirement from college coaching in 2000, MacDonald, who lives in Port Orchard, WA, has remained involved in baseball at the semipro and high school levels. He serves on the advisory board of the West Coast League and has been a batting practice pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.
The 2009 Northwest League season is scheduled to begin June 20. Season tickets and three different 10-game Power Packs are available now.
For information about ticket plans, planning a group outing or about the season schedule, the public is invited to visit the AquaSox stadium store at 3802 Broadway in Everett, call (425) 258-3673, or log onto aquasox.com.
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