COACH’S WELCOME

Helping our athletes to develop athletically, academically and socially and helping them to love their time as a Tahoma Baseball Player....It should be a big deal!

BEAR NATION

CONSTITUTION – “What do we stand for?”

VISION

  • Perennially win the league title and walk into Final 4 as Bear Nation.
  • Players love being a part of the program, improve markedly during their time as a Bear and leave prepared for success at the next level.

Brett Jaime

Varsity Head Coach

Brett Jaime will be following in the footsteps of Washington State Baseball Hall of Fame coach Russ Hayden, after coaching the past 8 seasons at Kentlake. During his tenure at Kentlake the Falcons had multiple state berths, captured a league title, played in the State Finals in 2017 and graduated their winningest classes in school history 3 years in a row. Coach Jaime grew up in Covington where he played select baseball and was able to play one season at Kentlake where he was a 1st Team All-League catcher in 2001. He went on to play at The Master’s University in Southern California where he was named an NAIA All-American, setting school records in home runs, RBIs and doubles. Brett is in his 15th year as a teacher, teaches social studies at Tahoma, is the founder of the Jaime Baseball Academy (est. 2006) and currently coaches select baseball. He is married to Laura (16 years of marriage) and has 3 children, Bryce (9), Jaxson (8) and Reagan (5).

Brett’s goal is to help inspire athletes to capture a vision of what they are capable of becoming and pursue the axiom that “Champions Do Extra.” The goal for this year is to establish the Bear Nation culture built upon servant leadership, energy and being obsessed with improvement.

Nick Polak

Pitching Coach, Baserunning Coordinator, First Base Coach

Nick will begin his third season with the Tahoma program and his fourth as part of Coach Jaime’s staff after one year with the Kentlake Falcons. Prior to moving to Washington, Nick coached for 5 years at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia. He is married to Holly (5 years of marriage) and recently welcomed his first child, Ashton, to the world. Nick, Holly, and Ashton are also joined at home by their golden retriever, Blitz.

Nick is passionate about using data to help pitchers perform at their highest levels and finding new and innovative ways to use baserunning to change the outcome of games. Above all else, though, Nick believes in using the sport of baseball as a way to help everyone build life skills and become better people. He is devoted to helping every single one of his players achieve at the highest level both on and off the field and love their time playing baseball. He also loves working on the social media content for the program!

Jayke Chavez

JV Blue Head Coach, Hitting Coach, Outfield Instructor

Jayke Chavez was a standout player at Kentlake, helping lead the team on a State Finals run and earning All-Area honors. Chavez completed his AA degree at Bend Community College where he was a part of their NWAC run in 2018 and currently is a paraeducator at Tahoma. Jayke is a great young man who brings energy, passion, outstanding player communication skills and an obsession with getting better. He will lead hitting instruction this year and also be a pivotal instructor in outfielding.

Jayke seeks to give back to the athletes and teach them the benefits of hard work, a positive mindset, and the willingness to tackle any obstacles in front of them. He also stresses to the athletes that preparation equals separation, and being obsessed with improvement. His goals for this year are to get the young men to believe in themselves and create confidence through hard work and dedication to their craft.

Duane Henkel

Assistant Coach

Coming soon!

Russ Hayden

Assistant Coach, Program Legend

Coming soon!

George Roth

JV Gold Head Coach

Coming soon!

Jim Fritz

Assistant Coach, Catching Coordinator

Coming soon!

Brian Hartnett

Assistant Coach

Coming soon!

Kyle Combs

Assistant Coach

Coming soon!

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