Jewett Named New Assistant Baseball Coach
June 28, 2001
SEATTLE - Travis Jewett, an assistant baseball coach at Gonzaga University for the last three seasons, has been hiredas an assistant coach at the University of Washington, head coach Ken Knutson announced today.
Jewett, who will officially start working on July 1, will primarily work with the Husky infielders and willalso assist in recruiting.
Jewett spent the last three years as an assistant coach under Steve Hertz at Gonzaga. The last two seasons,the Bulldogs won their division in the West Coast Conference. In 2001, Gonzaga posted a .966 fieldingpercentage, best in school history. The 1999 team fielded .962, second best in school history at the time.
Prior to joining the Gonzaga coaching staff, Jewett was head coach at Edmonds (Wash.) CommunityCollege. In 1998, his only season with the Tritons, Jewett led Edmonds to the NWAACC Championshipand was named both the NWAACC Coach of the Year and the National Junior College Coach of the Yearby the American Baseball Coaches Association. That Edmonds team had seven players selected in theMajor League Baseball draft.
Jewett began his coaching career as the head coach at Tacoma Community College for the 1996 season.
A 1993 graduate of Washington State University, Jewett earned a degree in social science. He played twoseasons of baseball at Lower Columbia College before tranferring to WSU.
Jewett and his wife Tracy have two sons, Tanner and Thomas.