Brad Ditter Added To Softball Staff
Aug. 31, 2012
"We are very excited to add Brad to our coaching staff," said Tarr. "This was one of our best recruiting efforts in the past few years. J.T., Lance and I believe he will impact all the critical areas of Husky Softball in an extremely positive manner. He brings a proven track record on the baseball field as an outstanding developer of talent, evaluator and recruiter. His passion and competitive energy will be felt immediately by all of our players and staff."
Ditter, 32, has been the head baseball coach at Edmonds Community College for the past five years compiling an overall record of 123-53. Upon arriving at Edmonds it didn't take Ditter long to put his stamp on the baseball program.
In his first year as head coach, the Tritons won the NWAACC title. In 2008, he was named the NWAACC coach of the year, and named Northern region coach of the year in 2008 and 2010. In coach Ditter's first four years he helped place over 60 players into Division I baseball, helped 42 players earn two-year degrees and saw 15 players drafted in to Major League Baseball.
Ditter graduated from Redmond High School in 1999 where he was a two-sport, all-state baseball and basketball player. He played collegiately at Edmonds CC (2000-2002) where he was also a two sport stand out in both basketball and baseball. In 2002, he hit .445 as part of the NWAACC Championship Baseball team and earned All Northern Division and NWAACC 1st teams as well as tournament MVP honors. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Edmonds CC in 2002 and went on to play baseball at New Mexico State University (2002-2003) where he hit .402 and holds three single season records. In 2003, he was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 13th round and was named team MVP in 2004 by the Vermont Expos of the New York Penn League. He played three seasons with the Expos (now Washington Nationals) reaching the Double-A level.
"I couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Husky family," said Ditter. "Having the opportunity to be around one of best softball coaches in the country and annual national title contender is amazing. I'm looking forward to having an immediate impact and cannot wait to get started."
Ditter will assist Tarr in all aspects of recruiting and serve as the offensive bench coach during games. He will have a prominent role in developing the Husky hitters and assist defensive coordinator D'Amico with the Husky defense.
In 2007, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Business Administration from Central Washington University. Ditter and his wife, Rebecca, a third grade school teacher, reside in Lynnwood, Wash.