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Ryan Mummert

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Ryan Mummert photoPosition: Head Coach
Home Town: Seattle, WA
Alma Mater: Western Washington University
Email: rmummert@tacomacc.edu

Ryan Mummert enters his 5th season as Head Coach of the Titans baseball program. In 4 years as the Head Coach at TCC, Mummert has led the Titans to an overall record of 128-53 and playoff appearances in all 4 years. Since taking over the Head position, he has helped 41 players move on to 4-year schools, with 22 playing at the Division I level. TCC has improved every year with Mummert at the helm and the program has taken a significant jump over the past couple years to national recognition.

The 2014 season turned out to to be the best in Program history. The Titans finished the season with a 39-8 record, best in the NWAACC, and earned a 4th place finish at the NWAACC Tournament. The 39 wins set another school record breaking the previous mark established the year before and was the first time in the history of the program of 30+ wins 3 seasons in a row. TCC produced the top pitching staff in the NWAACC last year with a 2.37 ERA, as well as leading the NWAACC in WHIP, Walks and Shutouts. Mummert moved 10 players on to 4-year universities and sent 6 players to Division I schools, pushing the total to 20 Division 1 players over the last 3 years.

In 2013, Mummert led the Titans to a 35-16 record and earned a 5th place finish at the NWAACC Tournament. The 35 wins at the time was a new school record and was only the second time in the history of the program of 30+ wins in back to back seasons. TCC finished tops in the West Region in hitting, led by the NWAACC batting champion Jordon Woodring. Mummert helped 13 players move on to 4-year universities and sent 9 players to Division I schools, the most in the NWAACC that year as well as the most in program history in any single year.

TCC finished 30-13 in 2012 and made the Playoffs for the 8th consecutive year. They were ranked in the top 20 on the West Coast and top 50 nationally at moments throughout the season for the 1st time in program history. Mummert sent all 11 Sophomores on to 4-year universities, including 5 going on to play Division I baseball. Under Mummert the Titans finished tops in the West Region in pitching and 2nd in hitting as well as in the top 4 in the NWAACC in both categories.

Before taking over the Head position, Mummert was an Assistant at TCC where he coordinated the offense, worked with infielders, manned the 3rd base coaching box, and was a tireless recruiter for the Titans. In his first season at Tacoma, he helped the Titans get back to the NWAACC Tournament for the first time since 2006.

Mummert joined Tacoma from Midland College in Midland, TX, where he spent 3 years as an Assistant Coach on David Coleman's staff. He coached infielders and hitters and other duties included recruiting, field maintenance on Christensen Stadium and he also started the first ever Baseball Camps in the history of the program. At Midland, Mummert helped lead the Chaparrals to a 101-69 record and two NJCAA Regional Playoffs Berths. He coached 38 players that went on to 4-year universities, including 18 to Division I. Also 7 former players have moved on to play professional baseball.

Mummert has also had coaching stints at St. Martin’s University, Sehome High School and in the West Coast Baseball League with the Bellingham Bell's.

Mummert graduated from Kennedy High School in Seattle where he led the Lancers Baseball team to 1998 State Runner-Up and 1999 State Champions.

After high school, Mummert played at Bellevue Community College, where in 2001, he helped the team set a NWAACC record for the most consecutive playoff appearances. Mummert was also named All-North Division Infielder and team captain. Mummert graduated with a degree in Sports Psychology from Western Washington University in 2004.

Ryan Mummert and his wife Megan live in Seattle with their 2 sons, Mason(4) and Myles(1).


Kyle Swannack

Kyle SwannackPosition: Pitching Coach 
Home Town:Renton, WA
Alma Mater: Washington State University

Kyle Swannack joins the TCC Coaching Staff as Pitching Coach for 2105 season. He will also assist with Recruiting and maintenance of Minnitti Field.

Swannack comes to Tacoma after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Washington State University since 2013. Before joining the Coaching Staff at WSU, Swannack played 2 years for the Cougars where he appeared in 30 games with 17 starts in his career. He graduated from WSU with a degree in Social Sciences.

Before WSU, Swannack played at Bellevue Community College where he was a 2 year starter for the Bulldogs. As a Freshman, he struck out 64 in 76 2/3 innings and posted a 2.47 ERA. As a Sophomore Swannack led Bellevue to an NWAACC Championship and was named All-American. He also won North Region MVP honors where he was 9-0 with a 1.53 ERA.

A graduate of Lindbergh High School, Swannack was named 1st Team All-League as a Senior.

Swannack is currently the Pitching Coach for the Medicine Hat Mavericks of the Western Major Baseball League where he helped them capture the team’s 1st Championship last year since 2003.


Nate Bobrowski

n bobrowskiPosition: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Home Town: Jerome, ID
Alma Mater: Saint Edwards University, TX

Nate Bobrowski returns for his 2nd year with the Titans, where he coaches catchers, assists with hitters, and serves as the Recruiting Coordinator.

In his 1st year with TCC, Bobrowski helpled guide the Titans to its best record in school history at 39-8, as well as a 4th place finish at the NWAACC Tournament.

Bobrowski comes to TCC after playing 2 years at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. He led the team to a Regional appearance as a Junior and led Hiltoppers to its first World Series appearance in school history. He was named to the All-Tournament team at the Division II College World Series. 

A graduate of Jerome High School, he was a 4-year varsity letterman and first Team All Region as a Senior. He spent 2 years at College of San Mateo and led the team to a Super Regional appearance as a sophomore before transferring to St. Edwards.

Bobrowski has coached in many different high school settings as well as served as a Camp Instructor at various Camps at the University of Washington, University of Oregon, Diamond Camps and Top 96 Camps.


Jay Garthwaite

jay garthwaite Position: Assistant Coach
Home Town: Kent, WA
Alma Mater: University of Washington

Jay Garthwaite enters his 3rd season on the TCC staff. Garthwaite works infielders, outfielders and coordinates the Titan hitters.

Jay was drafted out of high school by the Oakland A’s in the 12th round but opted to play for the University of Washington where he was a 3-year starter. Jay was twice named Pac 10 Player of the week and once National player of the week. Jay signed with the Diamondbacks out of college and moved up twice in his first year to end the season in High “A” in Lancaster California where he twice led the team to the California league playoffs. Jay advanced to “AA” with the Diamondbacks in his 3rd season. In 2006, Jay signed with the Cincinnati Reds and led the Florida State league in home runs. Jay played 1 season of “AA” with the Reds and was called up to the “AAA” Louisville Bats for the 2006 post season. Garthwaite finished his career with over 100 professional home runs and a career average of .270. During his professional career, Jay played 8 different positions. 

Since finishing up his career in 2007, Jay took over full time at Diamond Sports training facility and is the Director of Player Development and runs the Kent Bulldogs youth organization.

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