Tommy Richards is the Head Coach for the newly launched Bushnell University baseball team. He spent the previous six seasons as a top collegiate assistant, including four at NCAA DIII Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington) and two at Lindenwood University-Belleville, an NAIA school in Illinois.
Tommy spent four seasons at Whitman. His primary roles included leading the offense and infield units, coordinating the recruitment of prospective student-athletes, and developing and administering the strength and conditioning program. While with Whitman, the baseball program had improved win totals yearly, culminating in a 29-win season in 2019.
Tommy was a four-year letter winner at Washington State University from 2009-2012 and was drafted in the 24th round by the Baltimore Orioles in 2012. While playing for the Cougars, he spent two summers playing for the West Coast Leagues’ Bend Elks in his hometown. In 2009, Tommy helped push the Elks to the playoffs, and in 2010 he batted .364 to capture the WCL batting title and earn league MVP honors.
Tommy is committed to developing our collegiate players during the summer months. He will continue to work to earn the trust of the coaches around the PNW as he and his staff take care of the players and aid in their development.
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