Baseball and Softball
Coach Willy grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, and moved to Spokane, Washington, in 1987, where he attended Mead Senior High School. Jeff was the 1990 Greater Spokane League MVP, finishing his high school career ranked second ALL-TIME in the GSL for home runs. He went on to earn a scholarship to play baseball in college at Spokane Falls Community College and Washington State University (1990–1994). Willy hit .321 combined in his college career. Coach Willy also won a National Hockey Championship in 1988 and finished second at state for Mead High School in baseball that same year. Coach has led many NW Select Baseball programs over the years and helped his players in the recruiting process (Club Spokane Outlaws, NW Desert Dogs, Oregon Diamond Jacks). Coach Willy led four high school programs (Mead, Mt. Spokane, Gonzaga Prep, and University) in 10 years as a hitting coach. He helped lead the Gonzaga Prep Bull-Pups and UHIGH Titans to back to back to back state tournaments (2013–2015). Jeff resigned at UHIGH in 2015 only to become the Hitting Coach at North Central in 2017. Coach resigned from NC in March 2017 when taking over The Hitting Zone Indoor Sports Complex. Coach Willy is a special education teacher at Shadle Park High School. Jeff is available for private instruction, team training, and camps and clinics year-round, providing Spokane with a professional level program for all ages!