Don Marbut Joins Cougar Baseball Staff

Sept. 15, 2003

Don Marbut has joined the Washington State University Athletics Department staff as an assistant coach for baseball, head coach Tim Mooney confirmed Monday. Along with coaching duties, Marbut will take on the recruiting coordinator responsibilities.

'Don's tremendous energy, attitude and recruiting skills are a great addition to the program,' said Mooney. 'He brings a great camaraderie to the staff.'

Marbut, originally from Aberdeen, Wash., graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1992, where he earned All-Black Hills League honors in baseball three times. He also earned all-league honors three times in football and once in basketball. During his high school career, Marbut set a total of six school records in three sports.

Marbut began his collegiate career at Edmonds Community College in 1992. While competing for Edmonds CC, he was named to the All-NWAACC team twice as an infielder, 1994 and 1995. He was also named team MVP in 1995.

Marbut then attended Portland State University, where he earned a degree in social sciences. While competing for the Vikings, Marbut was selected as team MVP and was a All-Pac-10 North infielder in 1996. In 1997, he was selected as team captain and also was the president of Portland State's athletic advisory board.

Marbut's coaching career began as head assistant coach at Capital High School in Olympia, Wash. In 1998, he assisted in leading the Cougars to victory in the 3A State championships. Marbut coached at Bellevue Community College for a season, prior to returning to Edmonds CC as head coach in 2000. Marbut was awarded NWAACC Coach of the Year honors in 2002 and 2003 and the league's North Division Coach of the Year in 2000, 2001 and 2003. During the 2003 season, he guided his team to a league record of 43 wins. Marbut ended his coaching career at Edmonds CC with a career record of 152-38.

'I'm excited to be able to help turn the WSU program around,' said Marbut. 'To be able to assist with that from the ground up is very appealing.'

Marbut and his spouse, Jennifer have one daughter, Avery Shay.

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