Coach Clem is now entering his eighth season as the Bells pitching coach. Under his direction, the Bells' pitching staffs have had great success, always ranking at, or near, the top in every statistical category, including the 2015 season where the Bells staff owned the league's lowest ERA and allowed the fewest runs. Clem has also been inducted into six baseball Hall of Fames across the state, and is one of the most recognized coaches among the Pacific Northwest.
We are excited to have Coach Clem back again for another exciting season!
-When you go through the recruiting process, what sort of players do you look for and why?
A lot of questions need to be answered before we add a player to our roster, but in no particular order it usually comes down to this: 1) what is their talent level? 2) what are their character traits? 3) what is their age? 4) and can they stay for the summer? We also look for a mix of schools that covers all divisions of play. While we do have certain colleges that we have built relationships with, we also try to add something new each year. It's sort of like putting a puzzle together ... and in the end, you hope all the pieces fit nicely together.