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Sluys career has encompassed Player, Head Coach, and Athletic Administrator. A standout multi-sport athlete at Everett
High School, he won six varsity letters. He went on to play college baseball at Edmonds CC and then at Bellevue University
where he was a part of the 1995 NAIA national championship team. He also played for the Merchants from 1994 through
His baseball coaching experience includes Everett High School, Muckleshoot High School, the Alaska Goldpanners, and the
Everett Merchants. He is currently the Athletic Director at Muckleshoot High School. While with the Goldpanners he
worked with legendary coach Jim Dietz. He also represented the Goldpanners in two Alaska Baseball League All-Star
For over 30 years, Kelly has been a pitching coach and scout. Tim was the pitching coach for seven years at Arizona
State as the Sun Devils won the 1981 College World Series in his first season. He also worked at the highest professional
levels in the scouting departments of the California Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers.
His baseball career began as a pitcher out of Anaheim, California. After his high school career at Wilcox Prep in Anaheim,
he pitched for the University of La Verne, Orange Coast College, and Stanford University. After college he pitched three
seasons of professional baseball (1976-1978) and twice he was a MLB spring training invite.
Following his playing days, Tim returned to the game as a Pitching Coach for Orange Coast College in 1980 -- promptly
developing a staff that helped OCC win the California State title. In the summer of 1980 Tim joined Ben Hines in Fairbanks
as an Assistant Coach for the Alaska Goldpanners. The 1980 club won the state and national championship. Kelly was
then hired by Arizona State University.
From ASU, Tim re-entered the world of professional baseball as a coach, scouting supervisor, and Assistant Scouting
Director for the California Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Washington Nationals. Kelly is credited with the signings of
Tim Salmon, Troy Percival, and Chad Curtis, among others.
Returning to amateur baseball, Kelly again coached for the Goldpanners in 2012, 2014-2016, while serving as the Pitching
Coach for Don Sneddon at Santa Ana College.
In addition to Pyatte, Sluys, and Kelly both Mike MacCulloch and Steve Konek Sr. will return as well. Seth Dawson will
remain with the club as President of Baseball Operations and will be returning as game announcer.
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|MERCHANTS BOLSTER COACHING STAFF
October 17, 2016: General Manager and Head Coach, Harold Pyatte of
the Everett Merchants Baseball Club has announced the addition of two
new coaches for the 2017 season.
Jamie Sluys has been named Associate Head Coach and Tim Kelly has
been named pitching coach. Both coaches have worked together for the
past several seasons managing the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska
|2017 SEASON SCHEDULE POSTED
NOVEMBER 11, 2016: A tentative 2017 scheduled has been released and is now on the website. Dates and times subject
In addition to participating in the Grand Forks Tournament and the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament, the
Merchants will play 21 Pacific International League games, and non-league games against the Bellingham Bells, the
Wenatchee AppleSox, the San Francisco Seals and the North Sound Emeralds. The date for Everett Cup game against the
Everett AquaSox has not been set.