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Tate Seefried takes over as Bellevue's new baseball coach.

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Wolverine baseball will have a new man leading the way in 2016. Although Bellevue has experienced plenty of success over the last three years, Seefried looks to bring Bellevue a state championship in baseball, and cement his place in history.

The Wolverines have yet to win a state championship in baseball, but Seefried certainly has the experience and skills, as well as the intangibles, and could be the first Bellevue coach to bring home the “W.” Coming out of El Segundo High School in California, Seefried was one of the top prospects in the nation. He was drafted by the New York Yankees straight out of high school in the third round, which is even phenomenal considering the Major League Baseball draft has up to 40 rounds.

Over the nine years Seefried played professional baseball – splitting time between the Yankees, Mets, Whitesox and Expos –  he played with numerous hall of fame players, including Yankee legend Don Mattingly.

Seefried has been a piller in the Bellevue baseball scene over the last five seasons. Before accepting the offer to become the Wolverine’s head coach, he coached the freshman team, building the foundation of the Bellevue team for the future to come. In addition, Seefried has had a strong hand in coaching many elite players and teams from the Seattle area. Seefried has fostered a strong connection with the community, as well as with many of the players that have gone through Bellevue.

This season looks to be an exciting year for Bellevue baseball with Seefried at the helm. Time will only tell if Seefried can lead his team to a state championship, and establish Bellevue as a baseball force for years to come.

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