Mount Si names new baseball coach, and he is no stranger to program or Valley baseball

We have some news as well from Mount Si High School’s baseball program this morning.

The school is turning to a familiar local name to help keep the Wildcat program moving forward following the sudden resignation last month of former head coach Zach Habben.

Brent Lutz, who was an assistant to Habben the past two seasons and has been associated with the Mount Si program in some capacity for the past several, has been named as Habben’s replacement. The announcement was made by the program on its Twitter page Tuesday.

Lutz also took to Twitter indicating his excitement for the opportunity to continue building on the solid traditions that Mount Si’s baseball program have become known for, and his hiring has met with tremendous support from former players and many within the program.

Lutz is the father of two MSHS grads – Reid and Justin – who both are former Wildcat ballplayers. Justin, as many of you know, will be playing this spring as a sophomore at Spokane Community College. The Lutz’s live in Fall City and he has been involved with local youth baseball for a number of years.

Habben resigned as coach in order to spend more time with his family. The Wildcats last season finished 11-10, having barely made the Kingco playoffs but falling in four of their last five games, including their playoff game with Issaquah. The team once again will be homeless in 2019, expected once again to be playing and practicing off campus as construction of the program’s new on-campus home field is not expected to start until after the school year concludes and the existing school buildings are demolished to make way for that construction, which is part of the overall re-development of the high school campus.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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