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Eastlake Coaching Staff


J.T. D�Amico - Head Coach



This will be Coach D�Amico�s sixth year as head baseball coach at Eastlake High School. He has been at Eastlake since it opened in 1993 serving as former Coach Dick Bass' head assistant. He has led the Eastlake program to the State 4A Tournament three out of the last four years, currently the best run of any Kingco 4A program. In 2000, Eastlake won its first ever Kingco Tournament Championship, defeating rival Redmond in the title game. Seven of his former players have been drafted professionally and countless others have played in college. His younger brother Jeff played professional baseball for 10 years and spent time in the big leagues. His mother Michelle is an English teacher at EHS and part-time scorekeeper. Coach D'Amico attended Redmond High School where he played baseball and basketball. He played baseball at UCLA and has worked as an associate scout for the Atlanta Braves the past seven years. He lists former high school basketball coach Jerry Koester as the person who has had the most influence on his coaching career.

Mark Souza - Pitching Coach


Coach Souza has been the pitching coach at Eastlake for the past six years. Born and raised in Northern California, he recently resided in Hawaii and Oregon. His son Mike graduated from Eastlake 3 years ago. Coach Souza played professional baseball from 1974 through 1982 appearing with the Oakland A�s in the major leagues. In addition, he played for the Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, and Toronto Blue Jays over his nine year professional career. Mr. Souza played baseball in junior college in Northern California with former Eastlake coach Dick Bass. Coach Souza is currently employed by Evergreen Ford in Issaquah.

Skip Hulet - Junior Varsity Coach


This is Coach Hulet�s fifth year coaching Eastlake�s Junior Varsity team. He has coached baseball for ten years at other schools. He has spent many years coaching Eastlake men�s and women�s diving teams and is a P.E. instructor at Inglewood Junior High. He is the son of Billie Blatter and Russ Hulet and comes from a family of four including his siblings Renee, Andre, and Chantal. Coach Hulet played tennis and participated in diving in college. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and Pierce College. He loves fly fishing, gardening, watching any UW Husky sport, and playing golf. Coach Hulet and his wife Alex recently welcomed their first child, Sophie, to the �team.�

Tommy Dunkin - Varsity Assistant


This is Tommy�s 3rd year on the Eastlake coaching staff. Tommy played baseball and football for Eastlake H.S. He just graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Sociology. He enjoys all sports and is starting to spend more time playing golf. He also likes to spend time with his girlfriend Erin, dog "Chipper" and his nephew Jack.

Seth Smith - Varsity Assistant

Currently in his third year with Eastlake Baseball after 3 years at Redmond Seth was a catcher on the 1993 state championship team at Redmond. Currently Seth works in construction while spending his leisure time playing golf.