A native Bremertonian, Ryan Parker begins his sixth season as the Head Baseball Coach in 2012. Parker will coach third base for the Rangers this season.
Parker played varsity baseball at Bremerton High School under coach Mike McKnight and was a right-handed pitcher earning all-state honors his senior year in 1999.
Parker’s college playing experience consisted of two stops. First for the Olympic College Ranger, from 1998 to 2000, then as a York College Panther (York, Neb.), from 2000 to 2002. During the summer months he played in the Pacific International League with the Seattle Cruisers, where he won the Unsung Hero Award in 1998.
He started coaching in 2000 as the head coach of the Bremerton Senior Legion; he coached the Legion team in the summer of 2001 too. He stepped over to the Seattle Rainiers Baseball Club for the 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons. He also coached the Cobb baseball team in 2002. In all he led four teams to post-season tournaments: Cobb – AAU National Tournament, Seattle Rainiers –CABA World Series (2003), USABF World Series (2004), AAU National Tournament (2005).
Prior to returning to Olympic College, Parker served as the York College pitching coach for the 2003 and 2004 seasons. He was also an assistant coach at West Seattle High School in 2005. Parker earned his Bachelor's Degree in General Studies from York College in 2003.
This summer Parker enters his first year as the Head Coach of the Kitsap BlueJackets. The BlueJackets are members of the (West Coast League), a premier northwest collegiate baseball league. Before being named the new head coach Parker was the head assistant for the team from 2010-2011. He has been with the club since 2008.
Ryan and his fiance` Kim currently reside in Silverdale, Wash. with their children Blake, Ashton, and Taylor.
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Abe Lupkin enters his sixth season as assistant coach for the program in 2012. Coach Lupkin will work with outfielders and serve as a roving coach for the Rangers this season. He has coached infielders, outfielders, and developed the team's strength and conditioning program in the past. This spring Lupkin will oversee the team's dugout charts and is solely responsible for the Rangers' statistics.
Born in Toms River, N.J., Abe calls Talent, Ore., home.
Playing under Coach Joe Hagler at Phoenix High (Phoenix, Ore.), Abe helped the Pirates to a perfect 30-0 season and the Oregon State 3A Baseball Championship. His senior year, he was recognized with 2nd-Team All-Conference honors.
A two-sport athlete, Abe earned his first state championship with the 1996 Phoenix High wrestling team.
Following high school graduation, Abe crossed the border and played two years of junior college baseball at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif. His junior year he transferred to York College (York, Neb.), an NAIA affiliated college, and completed his college baseball career under scholarship. During the summer months he played semi-pro ball with the Medford Riverdogs (Medford, Ore.). Abe earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from York College in 2005.
In the summer of 2009 Abe was the assistant coach for the Tacoma Cardinals summer baseball team. Abe was the head coach of the Tumwater Brewers in the newly formed Puget Sound Collegiate League (PSCL), based out of Lacey, Wash in 2010. He will coach in the PSCL for his third straight summer in 2012 making him the most tenured coach in the summer league. He currently works on campus as a Recreation Coordinator, and works as a health & fitness instructor at the Kitsap Family YMCA and new Haslewood YMCA in Silverdale. Abe is a current member of the ABCA.
Abe currently resides in Silverdale, Wash.
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Pete Randall begins his second season as the pitching coach for the Rangers in 2012. He currently is the owner and pitching coach for the Baseball Pitchers School. He is the Pitching Coordinator for the Kitsap-based Blaze Baseball Club in the summer, coaching with the 18U team. In his role with the Blaze he also does all the scheduling of games for the organization, which has five youth teams of various ages.
Randall has an extensive background in the game. From 1978-1981 he was a free agent scout with Philadelphia Phillies, and also from 1982-1988 with the Boston Red Sox as a scouting supervisor and major league scout. The Phillies were the World Series champs in 1980; the Red Sox were the American League champs in 1986. He was a tryout camp director, evaluator, and instructor during this period of time.
He has coached at various high schools, babe ruth, and legion programs in California, serving as head coach and pitching coach. Randall was honored with the High School Baseball Coach of the Year from the West Yosemite Athletic League. He also served as the Athletics Director at California High School in Pleasanton, Calif.
Randall has been a summer college baseball camp director for the University of Nevada-Reno, and has been a consultant and advisor to many amateur players, helping them obtain college scholarships and with the professional baseball contract negotiation process.
Under his tutelage Randall has overseen the development of many college and professional baseball players which include: 8 drafted players, 6 players receiving professional contracts, 3 major leaguers, 15 college baseball players, 10 NCAA Division-I players, and 2 minor league managers.
He received his associate's degree from Foothill College, his Bachelors from San Jose State University, and did graduate studies at Santa Clara University. He has a secondary teaching credential from the College of Notre Dame. He is a member of the ABCA and National Pitching Association. Randall resides in Gig Harbor, Wash.