Eric Hagen

Recruiting Coordinator

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Phone: 253.230.6788

Jimmy Smith

Head Coach - 18U

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Jimmy started his coaching locally in 2005 with dare I say it....soccer. He coached with Orting Soccer and WRCAP from 2005 to 2011. He also coach baseball from 2005 to 2104 which was spread out between WRCAP, Mt. Rainier LL, Chinook LL, Avengers Select and Tugs Select. In 2014 he coached the Wolverine Football team which was a feeder program for the high school. Jimmy started as an assistant coach with Freedom Fastpitch in 2013 and is currently the Head Coach of the 18U team and the President of the program.

He enjoys coaching youth spots and developing young minds. Sports are a great outlet for youth as it teaches them teamwork, how to deal with adversity, how to deal with multiple personalities & hopefully with positive influences these young athletes come out of these programs better people that learn to overcome tough situations and positively move forward in life. As a coach in the Freedom organization it is our responsibility to promote proper mechanics, create a positive learning environment, overcome the mental aspect of an individuals game play & positively reinforce/help goal orientated players whom would like to play sports at the next level. 

Kevin Whitehouse

Assistant Coach - 18U

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Kevin began his love for fastpitch softball when he started playing men's fastpitch in 1995 in Yakima, WA. He began coaching tee-ball with Kent Park and Recreation in 2010 and moving along with fastpitch until 2011. Then from 2012 to 2015 he coached with Kent and Auburn Little Leagues where he helped get the Kent 10 and 11 year old team place 4th in State and helping the Auburn Juniors team make it to Districts. He started coaching at Kentwood High School in 2017 and started as an assistant coach with Freedom Fastpitch in 2016 on the 16U team and is the current assistant coach of the 18U team and the Vice President of the program.

Lenny Gomez

Head Coach - 16U

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Brian Fahsholtz

Head Coach - 16U

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Brian has been playing softball since 1993, and in 2004 he tried out and was selected to play on the ALL-ARMY travel team based out of Colorado Springs. Brian began his coaching in Park and Recreation in 2016, then moved up to Little League, and has been a coach with Freedom Fastpitch since 2017.

Jason Canham

Assistant Coach - 16U

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Jason played high school varsity baseball at Sumner High School as a pitcher and 3rd baseman. He also swam as a District and State qualifier in backstroke and the butterfly. Jason has been coaching Park and Recreation and Little League fastpitch for the past 10 years. This is his first season as an official coach with Freedom Fastpitch. Jason is also a certified NROI range officer that has coached and mentored junior shooters in the USPSA action shooting sport.

Jerry Sanders Sr.

Head Coach - 14U

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Jerry first started his coaching in 1986 for the Town of Wallkill, NY Little League coaching their Majors and Juniors Divisions until 1989. He then moved to the Kent area and Founded the ASA Kent Diamond Dolls starting with a 14U team in 1990 and coached them to 18U until 1994. After that he coached a Women's Open team consisting of mostly college players from 1995 to 1998. Jerry started playing men's fastpitch in 1992 and is still playing. In 2001 he became the coach of the WA Nighthawks, a 23 and under men's team and coached them until 2006. He started up his coaching again with Kent Little League for their Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 seasons and is now in his first year as a coach for Freedom Fastpitch.

Emily Ensrud

Assistant Coach - 14U

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Graduated from Puyallup High School in 2016 as a four-year letter winner in softball. She graduated as school’s career hits leader with two-time First Team All-Area selections (2015 and 2016), is a two-time League Most Valuable Player and is a three-time First Team All-League Selection (2014-16), Second Team All-League in 2013 and Second Team All-Area in 2014, named team captain in 2015 and as a junior hit .585 with eight doubles, seven triples and six home runs (adding 34 RBI) Also lead team towards a Class 4A State Championship in 2014.Played club ball for Washington Acers. After High School, she attended South Dakota State University where she competed at the Division 1 level in 2017.

Cory Larsen

Assistant Coach - 14U

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Cory began his coaching in 2000 while a member of the University of Washington Alpine Race Team. He was a Ski Race coach from 2000 to 2018 for several different teams and clubs. He started coaching Fastpitch in 2010 with Kent Park and Recreation, where he coached until 2018. In 2017 he also was an assistant coach for a Kent Little League Fastpitch team. Cory has been an assistant coach on the Freedom Fastpitch 14U team since 2018.

Tony Nowacki

Head Coach - 12U

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