Baseball coaching staff:
CHRIS MOEDRITZER - Varsity Head Coach
Chris Moedritzer returns for his seventh season as Varsity coach of the Garfield Bulldogs baseball team (52-78 overall record). During his tenure as head coach, the Bulldogs have won the WIAA Academic Achievement Award for 4A Baseball twice (2012 & 2013) and earned the program’s first playoff finish in over two decades (2013). The 2015 team won 15 games and finished one game short of qualifying for the state tournament. Chris was voted by his baseball coaching peers as the 2015 Metro League Coach of the Year.
Student athlete participation in baseball at Garfield has increased by about 50% since Coach Moedritzer took over as head coach in 2011, allowing the program to field a Freshman/Sophomore C-Team last year in addition to Junior Varsity and Varsity.
Coach Moedritzer was previously a Varsity assistant coach for the Garfield Bulldogs from 2008 to 2010. He also has experience coaching youth baseball for Roosevelt-University-Greenlake Little League and rec league basketball for Ravenna Eckstein Community Center in Seattle.
Coach Moedritzer graduated from Garfield High School in 2003 and was a four-year Varsity starter at right field, second base, and first base for the Bulldogs. He earned a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Government-History and played four seasons of collegiate baseball at Claremont McKenna College in California. Chris currently works in Seattle as a personal trainer with multiple training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Rey Verduzco - Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Rey Verduzco enters his ninth season with the Garfield program, having been the JV head coach in 2009-2010 and Varsity pitching coach since 2011. Rey has over 20 years of baseball coaching experience in little league, select baseball, and at the high school level. He attended Seattle Pacific University and works as a project manager for King County. Rey hails from Los Angeles and is a diehard Dodgers fan.
PHIL DOHERTY - VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
REUBEN PALMER - JV HEAD COACH
BILLY HERNANDEZ - C-TEAM HEAD COACH
ISAK BRESSLER - JV/C ASSISTANT COACH
NICHOLAS FELL - JV/C ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Fell returns for his third season as a Bulldog. Nicholas has previously coached baseball at University Prep Science and Math High School in Detroit, MI and in the Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League. He played club ball at Western Michigan University where he played catcher and outfield. Coach Fell daylights as Mr. Fell; Garfield High School Engineering teacher.
Jupiter breuner - JV/C Assistant coach
Taylor boyce - JV/C assistant coach
RYAN WHITE - JV/C ASSISTANT COACH
John Trupin - JV/C ASSISTANT COACH
andy turner - JV/C ASSISTANT COACH
softball coaching staff:
Ken simpson - Varsity head coach
Ken returns in 2020 for his fifth season with the Bulldogs and third year as Head Coach. Ken led the Bulldogs to a historic 2019 season, winning Metro League, SeaKing District, and State Championships. This was the first ever State title for any Seattle Public School. The team was a perfect 14-0 in regular season and 10-0 in playoffs. Two players were named All-Americans, four players were named All-State, and one was also named 3A State Player of the Year. Ken was named WIAA 3A State Coach of the Year, SBLive State Coach of the Year, and Seattle Star Times All-Area Coach of the Year.
Ken helped turn around the Bulldogs program during his first season in 2016 when the team placed 8th in Seattle Metros, won their first playoff game, and qualified for District Championships. The Bulldogs built upon this success in 2017 by winning 19 games and qualifying for the WA State Championship tournament for the first time in school history. In 2018, the team posted a perfect 18-0 record in the regular season, finished 3rd in Seattle Metros, won 2nd in Sea-King Districts, and finished 9th at State after winning Garfield’s first ever state tournament game. 2018 also saw our program’s first ever Metro MVP, first Seattle Times All-Area team selections (2) and first ever All-State selections (2).
Before Garfield, Ken coached at Washington Blaze, a select softball program, as well as at Seattle Spice. Additional coaching experience includes Seattle Softball Little League and six years of Seattle Recreation basketball. Ken played Fastpitch for 6 years. Ken was a 4-sport athlete in high school and was named high school athlete of the year in 1986. He went on to play varsity volleyball for McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where he was predominantly a power hitter. He later played men’s club volleyball and competitive beach volleyball. Ken holds a B.A degree from McGill University and a M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics in England.