PIRATES BASEBALL COACHING STAFF


DAN RAMSAY

Head Coach

Dan Ramsay, the eighth former Whitworth player to serve as head coach of the Pirates since 1955, heads into his seventh season leading the Whitworth nine in 2015. Ramsay was named Northwest Conference Coach of the Year and West Region Coach of the Year by D3baseball.com and the ABCA in 2012. Ramsay earned his 100th career victory during the 2014 season.

In his six years at Whitworth Ramsay has coached a First Team All-American, 14 All-Northwest Conference selections, five ABCA All-West Region selections, two Academic All-District selections, one conference batting champion, one West Region Gold Glove Award winner, one Pre-Season All-American, one Rawlings Gold Glove National Award winner, and has had a player sign a professional contract. Ramsay’s 2014 squad saw a conference leading 12 Pirates earn All-NWC Academic recognition.

The 2012 season was a milestone year for the Pirates. It marked the first Northwest Conference Championship in 21 years, the first NCAA Regional appearance in program history, the first NCAA Regional Championship in program history, Whitworth's first First Team All-American in 47 years, the first NCAA Division III World Series appearance in program history, and the first NCAA Division III World Series victory in program history.

The 2011 season marked the Pirates' first 20-win campaign in nine years and the team's first winning Northwest Conference record since 2006. Whitworth's team earned run average of 4.60 was the team's best since the Pirates moved to NCAA Division III membership in 1999.

Ramsay works as a hitting and catching instructor at numerous camps throughout the region and serves as the hitting, catching, and outfield coach at Whitworth while running the offense. He has directed Nike Baseball Camps through US Sports Camps for the past five summers. Ramsay spent the summer of 2011 abroad with United States Athletes International in Spain. The team played clubs in Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid. Ramsay also helps with summer ball placement for his current student-athletes.

Ramsay earned his undergraduate degree from Whitworth in 2008 in Kinesiology. He earned a master’s degree from Whitworth in 2013 in Administrative Leadership. Ramsay is married to his wife Lara and they have a 1 year old daughter named Prescott.




CJ PERRY

Pitching/Strength Coach

A Spokane native, CJ graduated from Whitworth with a Kinesiology degree and Secondary Education Certification. He serves as the Pitching and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Pirates and assists with all recruiting. Perry is going into his third year as a member of Ramsay’s staff.

In 2009 he played summer baseball as a member of the Spokane Riverhawks of the West Coast League and served as the assistant coach for the Spokane Bandits AAA American Legion team. In the summer of 2011, Perry played for the Atwater Aviators of Merced County and helped pitch the Aviators to a second place finish in the Far West Collegiate Baseball League. During Perry’s senior year at Whitworth he was in the starting rotation for their NCAA Regional Championship team and was named All-NWC honorable mention as a starting pitcher.

Perry also serves as the Pitching Coordinator for the Club Spokane Dodgers organization and serves as Transfer Counselor for the Admissions Department at Whitworth.

Perry was a two time All-GSL Baseball selection at Gonzaga Prep and played for the Club Spokane Dodgers for two years in the summer while at G-Prep.


KYLE KRUSTANGEL

Head Coach - Yakima Valley CC

In 2015 Kyle Krustangel was named the Head Baseball Coach at Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, Washington. Krustangel was a three year letter-winner at Whitworth and two time all NWC selection helped coach Whitworth to a Northwest Conference Tournament Championship and Regional Appearance in 2015. Kyle also played one year at Big Bend Community College and in the summer of 2008 he played for the Spokane Riverhawks in the West Coast League.

Krustangel has spent the past three years as a high school teacher at Bridgeport High School. He was the head varsity baseball coach all three years and was also the head varsity football coach. In the spring of 2014 Krustangel was named Coach of the Year in the North Central Washington 2B conference.

The last two summers Krustangel has served as the head coach of the Spokane Bandits AAA legion team. During the summer of 2015 Krustangel’s Bandits finished 3rd in the State of Washington.

Krustangel is a graduate of Whitworth where he earned his B.A. in history/social studies with his secondary education certificate. Krustangel was also a graduate of Joel E. Ferris high school in Spokane.



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