SEATTLE – Seattle University baseball Head Coach Donny Harrel has announced updates to his coaching staff following the departure of assistant coach Billy Boyer to the pro ranks. 

"We are very excited for the opportunity that Billy has moving his career into the Minnesota Twins organization," said Harrel. "Billy and his family were great pieces of our Redhawk puzzle and we could never thank him, or them, enough for all the time and work Billy was able to put in to make our organization better. He will be greatly missed, but I know he will remain a part of our future – even from the outside looking in."

Wes Long, who joined the Redhawks' staff this past summer, will transition from a volunteer role into a full-time assistant coach position.

"We are blessed to be able to make these moves in house with quality coaches here on staff," Harrel said. "Wes will now take over our infielders and oversee our offense. With eight years of professional baseball experience and also doing some scouting at the pro level, we are in good shape moving forward both on and off the field. Wes will have an immediate impact on our club and also for our future with his ability to recognize quality student athletes. He has a natural ability to teach and get results from those he works with."

Continuing the trend of promoting from within, Millard Dawson, who spent the 2018 season as a student manager for the Redhawks, will move into the volunteer coach position.

"Millard was very patient staying on board with his managerial duties during our last hiring process and it has paid off for him and us to have this current opportunity," said Harrel. "Millard will oversee our outfielders and also instruct our little game as well as our small game aspects of the offense. With college coaching experience and also having a relationship already with our players and staff - Millard becomes a great asset for organization."