Dickinson Named New UW Baseball Assistant Coach

June 13, 2005

SEATTLE - Tighe Dickinson, former head baseball coach at Edmonds Community College, has been named volunteer assistant baseball coach at Washington, Husky head coach Ken Knutson announced today.

'We're very fortunate to be able to add Tighe to our staff,' Knutson said. 'He's been very successful everywhere he's been and, for a young coach, has a great deal of experience.'

Dickinson, who was co-head coach at Edmonds in 2002 before returning as the Tritons' head man in 2004 and 2005, replaces former volunteer assistant Gregg Swenson, who left to take a full-time job at Washington State.

Over the last two seasons, Dickinson led Edmonds CC to a combined record of 75-16 overall and 40-8 in conference play. In 2004, the Tritons went 22-2 in league to win the NWAACC Northern Division. In 2005, Edmonds took second in the league at 18-6 and advanced to the NWAACC semi-finals. In 2002, when Dickinson was co-head coach alongside current Washington State head coach Donnie Marbut, Edmonds won the NWAACC championship.

Dickinson also served as head coach at Skyline High School in Issaquah in 2003, guiding the team to a 14-7 overall mark and a 13-5 conference record. He also served as pitching coach at Edmonds CC in 2000 and 2001.

Aside from his work at Edmonds and Skyline, Dickinson has also served as pitching coach at Taylor Baseball, a top youth summer program, since 2001. Taylor took third place in the national AAU tournament in 2001 and in 2002, finished second at the USA Baseball Federation national tournament.

A native of Aberdeen, Wash., Dickinson graduated from Montesano High in 1994. After one year at Green River CC, he played three seasons of college baseball as a pitcher at Alabama-Birmingham, lettering in 1996, 1997 and 1998. In 1999, he earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education from UAB.

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