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Oregon High School Hall of Famer Announced as GreyWolves Head Coach

02/14/2018 8:59 AM

Press Release | February 14, 2017

GRESHAM - The Gresham GreyWolves today announced the appointment of Peter Ness as the team's Head Coach for the 2018 season.

Ness, a long-time Oregon high school coach, was inducted into the Oregon High School Hall of Fame in 2003. At the high school level, Ness served 18 years as an assistant and 19 as a head coach. He spent time at Jefferson, David Douglas, and Central Catholic during that 37-year span. Ness won seven League Titles.

"When I asked baseball friends who to consider for head coach candidates in Gresham, the name that kept coming back to me was Pete Ness," recalled Rose City Baseball's Director of Baseball Operations, Gregg Swenson. "His success on and off the field as a coach is a perfect match for what we're trying to do in Gresham. He will give our players a great plan for developing this summer."

The GreyWolves new skipper coached American Legion Baseball for 25 years. Ness also coached in the inaugural season of The Northwest Collegiate Baseball League; he coached in the NCBL from 2009-2016. 

"I look forward to helping the GreyWolves reach their potential and for the fans enjoy good summer baseball," said Ness.

Ness has seen over 50 of his high school players compete in the college ranks, seven of which have signed professional contracts.

Gresham opens the season with a doubleheader in Tacoma (WA) against the Cheney Studs on June 9th. The GreyWolves then return to Oslund Field for the team's home opener on June 11th against the Wenatchee AppleSox of the West Coast League. 

The first official team practice is slated for June 7th.