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Louden Marsalis

Coach Marsalis is from Spokane Valley, WA. A two-year member of the Treasure Valley CC baseball team in the NWAC, Maralis transferred to Williston State College in North Dakota before transitioning into coaching, where he currently serves as an Assistant.

Louden played for the Prairie Dogs in 2021 and returns this year as manager of the Chinooks.

He spent the last two years coaching travel baseball before joining the coaching staff at Williston State where he works with hitters and infielders.

Louden brings a well-rounded perspective to the league as active college coach with NWAC and CCL playing experience.

Drew Van Kemseke

Coach Van Kemeske is from Zillah, WA. A standout at Zillah High School, he earned 4x All-League and 2x All-State honors.

At the collegiate level, Drew spent three years at Yakima Valley College in the NWAC before transferring to Central Washington University, where he's on track to graduate with a BA in History/Secondary Education in June of 2024.

Drew played for the Sea Turtles in 2019 before earning a call-up to the inaugural CCL Showcase Team.

Off the field, Drew works as a private instructor at D-Bat of Yakima, mentoring the next generation of ballplayers while growing as a collegiate coach.

Hunter Kirkpatrick

Coach Kirkpatrick is from Albany, OR. With a diverse background in baseball, Hunter's journey included stops at College of Idaho and San Diego City College. He will graduate with a degree in Sports Management and Business from Emory & Henry College, where he currently plays.

A 2022 member of the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League, Kirkpatrick previously spent two seasons playing in the CCL.

A member of the Philippines national team, Hunter won a summer league championship in the Cascade Collegiate League in 2021 and earned Two-time Under Armour All-American and Perfect Game West Region All-American honors throughout his career.

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Coach McMurdo is from Tri-Cities, WA. He played for three years in the CCL including time on the Showcase Team. Aidan has many strong connections with players and coaches from all corners of the PNW.

During his time at Grays Harbor College, Aidan led his team in batting and fielding, earning All-NWAC Gold Glove honors at third base before transferring to Salem University, where he currently plays. Now, he's taking on a new challenge, pursuing a Master's in Business Administration while managing in the CCL.

With two years of experience in the CCL front office as head intern for game day operations, Aidan brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to his new role.

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