Coaches - Baseball

Kevin Davis - Head Coach

Office Phone: (253) 964-6453
Cell Phone: (206) 406-3722

Kevin Davis is entering his 5th season with the Raider Baseball Program and his 3rd season at the helm for the Raiders. Davis was the Head Assistant and Pitching Coach for the Raiders during his first two years, helping lead the program to its first ever Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Baseball Championship in 2012, in which his pitching staff posted an impressive 1.95 team ERA in conference play.

In the four seasons Davis has been with the Raiders, the program has experienced a tremendous amount of success. Pierce has won four straight NWAC West Region titles in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, an NWAC Championship in 2012 and a runner up finish in the NWAC Championship Tournament in 2013.

Over the past two seasons as the head coach of the Raiders, Davis has compiled a 40-9 conference record and a 58-28 overall record, winning two West Region titles and making one NWAC title game appearance.

Pierce College's recent success the past four years has also paid off for Raider baseball players. Since 2013, Davis has helped 19 of his players earn scholarships to NCAA Division I, II, and III and NAIA schools. In 2013, Pierce College had its first player signed in the MLB Draft, The Los Angeles Angels selected hard throwing right hander Elliot Morris in the 4th round.

A native of Renton, Davis played two years in the NWAC, at Big Bend Community College and then Bellevue College. After finishing at Bellevue, Davis went on to complete a successful collegiate career at South Carolina's Lander University (NCAA Division II), where he also earned a bachelor's degree in history. Davis signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves, and pitched in their organization for two years. Prior to coming to Pierce, Davis served as an assistant coach in the Big South Conference at Presbyterian College, a NCAA Division I program in South Carolina, where he worked with the pitching staff and infield. He has also coached summer league ball in the Seattle Premier League for the Buzz 18U (2012) and in the Puget Sound Collegiate League (2011).

Assistant Coaches

Jim O'Dell - Outfield/Hitting Coach - (253) 964-6459

Jim O’Dell is the Assistant Head Coach at Pierce College. Prior to coming to Pierce College, O’Dell coached at Skagit Valley for five seasons.

Coach O’Dell graduated from Shelton High School in 1979. He was a 3 time all baseball player at Shelton High School. O’Dell then played baseball and basketball at Lower Columbia College and was selected as the Player of the Year for Baseball for the West Division in 1981.

Jim O’Dell then moved on to play at Lewis-Clark State College under Ed Cheff in 1982-83. Both years the Warriors finished in 2nd place in the NAIA World Series. O’Dell was voted as all-West Coast his junior year as a first baseman. O’Dell was voted as the NAIA National Player of the Year in 1983. Allong with being a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award.

O’Dell remains the NAIA record for RBI’s in a single season with 136 which he accomplished in 1983. O’Dell was voted into the Lewis-Clark State Athletic Hall of Fame and the NWAC Hall of Fame in 2013.

Drafted three times by Major League Baseball, he finally signed in 1983 with the Houston Astros after being selected in the 6th round. He played for 6 years in the minor leagues with three different organizations.

Jim and his family live in Graham, WA. Today. Jim is married to Janet and they have two boys, Chris and Danny. They have their first grandchild, Alexis.

B.A. Garner - Pitching Coach - (253) 250-6993

5th year of coaching at Pierce College.

Played professionally with the Continental League in El Paso, Tx. Led the league in strikeouts and was selected to start the All-Star game.

Played at Hawaii Pacific University. While at Hawaii Pacific, B.A. set the single season saves record for the university and the saves overall record. He was the All-Pacwest Conference Closer of the Year in 2008 and 2nd team All-Pac West All-Conference Closer of the Year in 2009.

Prior to attending Hawaii Pacific, B.A. Garner attended Tacoma C.C. from 2006-07. While at Tacoma, he was the All-NWAACC Closer of the Year as a freshman.

Lives in Federal Way, WA. and manages Rayville TnT Sports store in Kent, WA.

Jacob Phillips - Assistant Coach - (253) 964-6459

Jacob Phillips is an assistant coach for the Raiders baseball team.

Kevin Davis
Student Success Manager / Head Baseball Coach

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