Coaching Staff

Pride. Passion. Progress.

Coach Josh LaRussa

Josh LaRussa was born and raised in Seattle, WA, graduating from Bishop Blanchet High School in 2012, where he played four years of baseball in the Seattle Metro League. Josh continued his playing career at Western Washington University. He will be entering his sixth year with North Seattle Rainiers’ Baseball program.


Josh recently graduated the University of Washington’s College of Education, and now teaches Kindergarten through 8th grade Physical Education at two local schools.


FUN FACT: Josh’s grandfather was also a teacher and baseball coach for 30 years in the Seattle Area.

Coach Spencer Kennedy

Spencer Kennedy grew up in Mill Valley, California and attended Tamalpais High School. After high school, Spencer continued his career as a pitcher at  Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA) . Spencer served as the Recruiting Coordinator at Oglethorpe University, Director of Baseball Operations at the University of San Francisco and coached on high school and youth club staffs in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


Spencer currently lives in Seattle with his wife, Danika; who is a doctoral student in the school of physical therapy at the University of Washington. 


FUN FACT: Spencer tags himself as a foodie and his dream is to one day own a cafe. 

Coach Bobby Ogburn

Bobby Ogburn grew up in Seattle, Washington before moving just north of the City and attending Inglemoor High School. While there he played 4 years of baseball, including select up to 18U. He then attended Washington State University for 4 years, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism. After graduating he worked as a news reporter for local Seattle area newspapers. In 2013 he started work as an Instructional Assistant for Seattle Public Schools, eventually finding a permanent home at Roosevelt High School in the Special Education Department. He has helped out the Roughriders baseball team at the JV and C team levels.


Bobby currently lives just North of Seattle and works part time as a free lance journalist. He enjoys traveling, fly fishing, and playing the drums.


FUN FACT: Bobby’s Mother and Grandmother attended Roosevelt High School, making him a 3rd generation Roughrider.