Jordan started his baseball career with Bellevue-West Little League, was team captain of the Bellevue HS baseball team, and eventually finished his playing career as a Washington State University outfielder.
After leaving a coaching position at Missouri Western State University, Jordan returned to Bellevue to help start Bellevue Baseball Club in 2003. After nearly a decade of coaching select baseball, Jordan’s coaching philosophy has evolved to emphasize preparedness, mastery of fundamentals, and physical excellence. Jordan spent the 2010 & 2011 spring seasons as the Head Baseball Coach for Bellevue HS.
Baseball education is a key component to the success of Jordan’s teams. During the winter training season his teams practice, as well as study, the intricacies of baseball. “Possessing a strong foundation allows for unlimited growth of young ball players.”
Ben has a long baseball background that began in Bellevue West Little League. From there he began playing select baseball and continued playing at Bellevue High School.
He then went on to play at the University of Washington and has been playing professionally for six years with the LA Angels and most recently the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
Ben has been taught by the best coaches in professional baseball and is always looking forward to sharing the knowledge and experiences he has gained with athletes looking to play at the next level.
- 2000: Drafted by the Houston Astros
- 2000-2004: Played at University of Washington
- 2004: Drafted by the LA Angels
- 2007: Played in the Arizona Fall League
- 2008: Texas League All-Star
- 2008: Played in the Dominican Winter League
- 2004-2009: LA Angels Organization
- 2010: Milwuakee Brewers Organization
Ryan grew up in Woodinville, playing baseball for Woodinville West Little League, before playing at Northshore JR High – experiencing an undefeated 9th grade season. Ellsworth played varsity baseball for Inglemoor High School, winning a KingCo champoinship, and playing in the state tournament.
Ellsworth eventually chose Fullerton College (CA) after High School, before finishing his college career at Everett CC.
Ellsworth boasts 7yrs of high school coaching experience, the last 3 with Bellevue High School. Ellswort spent his first two years at Bellevue HS as a JV assistant, then was recently promoted to Varsity Assistant under Jordan Nilsen.
In addition, Ellsworth has been coaching various summer teams for the past 7 years. He’s currently the Head Coach of Bellevue Baseball Club’s U16 team competing in the upper division.
John Otness joined BBC in 2011 as a winter training specialists. Otness brings a tremendous about of experience at several positions. As a 3-year, all conference, third baseman with the UW Huskies, John brings invaluable infield expertise. After a successful college career, Otness entered pro-ball excelling as a catcher from A-AAA.
Professional Baseball Career
- Boston Red Sox [ 2004-2009 ]
- Signed as a 2004 undrafted free agent out of UW
- Played at all levels of organization ascending from Rookie Ball to AAA
- Texas Rangers [ 2009-2010 ]
- Spring Training
- Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins [ 2010 ]
- Extended Spring Training with Dodgers, July trade to Marlins
- Won 2010 Southern League AA championship with Marlins
- Captain of the University of Washington Baseball team Junior and Senior year
- Unsung Hero Award – Sophomore year
- All Pac-10 Honorable Mention
- All-tournament team at the NCAA Regional [ 2003, 2004 ]
- South Atlantic League Player of the Week [ 5.23.05 ]
- South Atlantic League Player of the Month [ May 2005 ]
- TOPPS Baseball Cards Minor League Player of the Month [ May 2005 ]
- Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Month [ May 2005 ]
- 2005 South Atlantic League Season All-Star
- 2005 South Atlantic League Post-Season All-Star
- 2006 Hawaii Winter Baseball League Post-Season All-Star
Cody has been involved in the game now for over 20 years as a player first, and now as a coach. Cody pitched for Lower Columbia College for 1 year, earning All-NWAACC honors while playing for the NWAACC champs. He went on to pitch for the University of Washington for the next three years, earning All Pac 10 honors while participating in two NCAA regional tournaments. After his time at UW, Cody began his professional baseball career with the Anaheim Angels. He continued his playing career in the Seattle Mariners organization, finishing in the 2001 season. Finally, Cody was selected to pitch for the US Team in the Pre-Olympic tournament in Europe in 2004, facing competition like Japan (with Daisuke Matsuzaka), Dominican Republic, and the mighty Cubans.
After his playing career, Cody began teaching pitching lessons, and conducted over 125 lessons per year. Cody was on the staff at Dave Henderson’s Ballyard in Bellevue and was the primary pitching instructor at Big League Connection in Redmond.
In 2003 and 2004 Cody joined the coaching staff at the University of Puget Sound, helping guide them to back to back winning seasons for the first time in over 25 years.
LCSC: Split time between the outfield and third base at Lewis & Clark State, seeing most of his playing time at third. Hit .317 after appearing in 30 games and one-fourth of his hits went for extra bases. Finished with four doubles and a home run. Had his two best games back-to-back in wins over British Columbia and Concordia. He had a 3-for-4 effort with three RBI in the win over UBC and then was 3-for-3 with a grand-slam home run, four RBI and four runs scored in the Concordia victory.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Skagit Valley Community College where he was a second baseman, third baseman, and outfielder. He graduated in 2006. During his sophomore year, he was selected the NWAACC’s Northern Region MVP and was the region’s batting champion. He also was selected to the all-NWAACC first team as an infielder.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kentwood High in 2004 where he played baseball for three seasons and served as the team captain his senior year. Like at Skagit Valley, he played second base, third base and in the outfield. He earned all-league honors as a junior and senior at second base, and also was a first-team all-area selection his senior year after making the second team as a junior.