October 6, 1998
SEATTLE - Ed Gustafson has been named an assistant baseball coach by the University of Washington, head coach Ken Knutson announced today.
Gustafson, a standout pitcher at Washington State University, will primarily handle the pitching staff. He comes to the UW after spending the last season as an area scout for the Seattle Mariners.
Gustafson spent two seasons as a pitcher for the Cougars. He helped Washington State to two Pac-10 North championships (1988 and 1989) and to an NCAA appearance in 1988. In 1989, he was named to first-team All-Pac-10 North and won the Buck Bailey Award as the team's top pitcher, beating teammates Aaron Sele and John Olerud for that award.
He played professional baseball from 1989 to 1993 in the Giants and Twins organizations, making it as high as the AA level.
Since finishing his playing career, Gustafson has served as an assistant coach at Lewis & Clark (Ore.) College (1993-94) and at the University of Portland (1994-97), where he was the head assistant coach. He also acted as director of baseball operations and associate head coach for the Tacoma Timbers, the Northwest's top semi-pro team, from 1993-97.
A 1989 graduate of Washington State, he also has nearly completed a master's degree in language arts from the University of Portland.