A familiar face will be taking over in the dugout for South Kitsap baseball next spring as the district announced Nov. 1 the selection of Nick Kenyon as the new head coach.
The Class of ‘99 SKHS graduate had previously served as an assistant under the now-resigned Marcus Logue and was on the staff that won the Wolves most recent state title in 2015.
Eric Worden, another assistant, shared his jubilation at the hiring, saying on Facebook: “Not a better fit. I’m extremely excited to coach alongside him. Welcome coach Kenyon.”
Kenyon is the latest hire to follow in the footsteps of a string of legendary coaches for the five-time state champion Wolves, including the late Elton Goodwin, whom he played for in his high school days. Kenyon’s talents on the mound led him to be recognized statewide, having been named MVP of the Narrows League in his senior year with a perfect 9-0 pitching record with a 2.20 earned run average and a sky-high batting average of .440.
He would go on to be selected for the Washington-Oregon All-Star Game and would eventually take his talent to Washington State University. He would return to the South Kitsap School District and is a teacher at Marcus Whitman Middle School.
The job won’t be an easy one to take on as the Wolves are coming off one of their worst seasons in recent memory that ended with just five wins and was shut out more times than that.