Erik Widener joins Olympic College for his first year in the 2014-2015 season. He enters his first season assisting Head Coach Ryan Parker. Widener will be in charge of the infielders and being the recruiting coordinator.
Widener played at Graham Kapowsin High School under Head Coach Brian Jackson, where he won all league honors as a senior. After graduating high school, he went on to play at Grays Harbor College, where he was named 2nd team infielder his sophomore year (2012). After his two years at Grays Harbor College, he transferred to Northwestern College in Orange City Iowa. Widener earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management/Coaching Administration. In the two years playing for Northwestern, Widener earned Gold Glove in his Junior Campaign (2013) and 1st team second baseman his senior year (2014). In the two years at Northwestern College he was apart of 73 wins and back to back qualifying tournaments in the NAIA.
Widener will be coaching his first summer in the Puget Sound Collegiate League out of Lacey Washington.