Ridgefield, WA — The Ridgefield Raptors are thrilled to announce the coaching staff for the upcoming 2024 summer season. Chris Cota will continue to lead the team as the Head Coach, joined by Nick Allen as the Assistant Coach, marking their impressive 5th consecutive season with the Raptors since the team’s inception in 2019.
Building on the momentum of their best season in franchise history in 2023, the Raptors are eager to welcome back Coach Cota and Coach Allen, who have been instrumental in the team’s success since day one. Last season, the Raptors clinched the South Division First Half title, securing their place in the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. With a record-breaking 33 wins, the team outperformed its own franchise record set in 2022.
During the spring leading up to the season opener on May 30th, Head Coach Chris Cota will be at the helm of the College of the Canyons Cougars in Santa Clarita, California. Meanwhile, Assistant Coach Nick Allen will continue to lead the Ridgefield HS Spudders, fostering a strong connection between the Raptors and the local community.
Head Coach Chris Cota shared his excitement for the upcoming season, stating, “I can’t believe it’s already season #5 for us in Ridgefield. Each season has been better than the last, and we expect to keep building in 2024. I feel such a sense of pride in the community when I arrive in town each summer. Our goals remain the same for this season as we quest for our first WCL Championship, and that’s to put a product on the field each night that Southwest Washington will be proud of.”
Assistant Coach Nick Allen expressed his enthusiasm for another season with the Raptors, stating, “I’m excited to come back for another season in the WCL. Working for the Raptors is a great opportunity to share the game of baseball with Clark County. The Raptors and the WCL produce an outstanding product, and it is a privilege to be a small part of that. #GoRAPS.”
As Southwest Washington’s home team the Ridgefield Raptors will play 30 home games during the 2024 summer at the RORC. The highly anticipated season opener is scheduled for May 30th, where the Raptors will face off against their league rivals, the Cowlitz Black Bears.
Don’t miss the action as the Ridgefield Raptors aim for their first WCL Championship, promising an exciting and memorable summer for baseball fans in the region.
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