Inside Pitch is humbled to have Coach Gary Hatch on staff. A Whatcom County baseball legend, Coach Hatch is a Sehome High School graduate. He played baseball at Brigham Young University and then returned to Bellingham to teach and to lead the Sehome Mariners’ baseball program for over three decades.
In Coach Hatch’s 36 years as their Head Baseball Coach, Sehome was among the top teams in the state 18 times. In 1993, Coach Hatch was inducted into the Washington State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. He led Sehome in back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008, and he was named the Northwest Conference coach of the year in both 1998 and 2010.
Coach Hatch also served as the head coach of the Bellingham American Legion from 1982-83 and then again from 1991-93. He is also a two-time gold medal winner with USA Baseball. The first gold medal came while Hatch was serving as the pitching coordinator of the USA Baseball 16u National Team at the Pan American Baseball Championship in 2006. He won his second gold medal as the head coach of the USA Baseball 16u National Team at the World Championship in 2007.
Coach Hatch is passionate about both teaching and coaching. He is a highly respected mentor to the younger Crush coaches. When he’s not coaching, Coach Hatch can be found fishing, hunting, reading, traveling, and just generally enjoying time with his wife and 12 grandkids.