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Eastlake Wolves Baseball Coaches

Frank Smith | Varsity Head Coach

We are honored to have Frank Smith as Eastlake HS’ Head Coach, who will bring new insight to Eastlake and the baseball community! Coach Smith is entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Wolves

Frank Smith’s experience includes playing at the collegiate level, coaching at the high school and youth levels, as well as an accomplished personal fitness and team sports trainer, and owner of FM Sports, LLC in Redmond, WA.

His athletic attributes include former all around football player and infielder at Oak Harbor HS, earning first team All-Wesco 2x in baseball and first team All-Wesco in football as a senior.

Following High School, Coach Smith attended Washington State University where he continued his passion for baseball, graduating with a degree in physical education and history.

Coach Smith is also Head Coach of the FM Sports 16U team and General Manager of FM Sports Baseball Club which has 7 teams (13U, 14U, 15U, 15U green, 16U and 18U).

His coaching experience includes 16 years with FM Sports Baseball Club 2004-present), 5 years at Inglemoor HS, including 2 KingCo titles and the school’s first ever #1 state ranking “2009” (2007-2012).

Chris Tamminen ("Tambo") | Varsity Volunteer Assistant Coach

We welcome Chris Tamminen as a varsity volunteer assistant coach to Eastlake Baseball for his third season.  Coach Tamminen spent 11 seasons as the Skyline Spartans Head Baseball Coach.

Coach “Tambo” as he likes to be called, played baseball at Sammamish High School and was a Pitcher and Outfielder.  He is married to his wife Kirstin and has three children.

In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing and does his best at playing golf. Coach Tambo’s favorite quote: “Pain is just fear leaving the body.”

Steve Simpson | Varsity Assistant Coach

Steve Simpson joins the Varsity coaching staff this year.   Steve spend 10+ years coaching select baseball for the Eastlake Tigers, and ran the Eastlake High School winter workouts during those years.  Steve has coached kids from 10 years up to 18, only taking a few years off to watch his son play college baseball.

Before coaching, Steve played for 2 years at Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA, and then transferred to the University of Southern Alabama, where his team made it all the way to a final game against Wichita State, just one game short of Omaha.    Welcome to the staff, Steve!



Brady Brickman | Assistant JV Coach

Brady joins the JV coaching staff this year.   He graduated in 2015 from Mount Si High School, and went on to coach the Seattle Wave for 2 years.  He has coached 13U, 16U, and 18U baseball prior to arriving at Eastlake.

Brady has played baseball since he was 4 years of age.  After Little League, he played for Bucky Jacobson's team (the Bucks) for 3 years, from 13U to 15U, before playing for the Washington A's (16U), and ultimately for the Seattle Wave (18U).   Brady distinguished himself as a switch hitter and a utility player.


Nate Gibson ("Gibby") | Assistant C-Team Coach

Coach Gibson is in his first year with the Eastlake baseball program. In addition to baseball, he is in the middle of his first year as an Eastlake math teacher and has been coaching football for the past two seasons.  After playing baseball at Skyline for Coach Tambo, Coach Gibson began coaching in the Field of Champions (FOC) Bears summer program.  He currently is the head coach of their 14u group.  In his own words, “I can’t get enough of the culture here at Eastlake and the relationships we work to build with players and students. This is a very special place.”