Pride. Passion. Progress.
Coach Kino Belden
Please welcome Coach Kino Belden! Kino is a product of Honolulu, Hawaii and graduate of the University of Hawaii. After relocating to Seattle with his wife in 2013 - he has dedicated time contributing to program success throughout the Greater Seattle area. Some of his experiences include Rainier Beach High School's first 10-Win season in school history, traveling with Reviving Baseball in the Inner City (RBI), and most recently he assisted in building Hazen High School's baseball program in Renton Highlands. Coach Belden also manages 14u baseball at Baden.
Kino is a licensed real estate agent and resides in Maple Valley, Washington with his wife, Jenna; a NICU Pharmacist at University of Washington's Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington. They are expecting their first child in July 2020.
FUN FACT: Kino and Jenna are big Red Sox fans and have a border collie named Mookie Butts after MVP Mookie Betts
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 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 Drew Tocco
Drew Tocco grew up outside of Detroit, Michigan before attending college at Grand Valley State University. After receiving a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and working for a year at a nonprofit, he returned to school for a Master’s in Education. In 2013, Drew moved across the country after finding a job at Tahoma High School. During his time at Tahoma he was a C team assistant coach for three years. This is Drew’s second year at Roosevelt and second year as the C team assistant coach.
Drew lives in Seattle with a fat cat, Kiya, and a pit bull who now resembles a sausage-casing, Ruby. He teaches Marketing, Advertising, Sports Marketing, and the Student Store. He would love for everyone on the team to sign up for his classes so he can keep his job. Drew is a fan of all Detroit sports, and openly acknowledges that it is a sad state of affairs for pretty much all of their teams.
FUN FACT: A family friend of Drew’s regularly has lunch with Detroit Tigers’ great, Al Kaline.
Coach Taylor Rainwater
JV Head Coach
Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Taylor Rainwater moved to Seattle in 2014 with his wife after graduating from the University of California, Riverside. He has coached football at Roosevelt for the last four years and he is very excited to grow as a coach of another sport he loves.
Taylor is a Language Arts and Yearbook teacher at Roosevelt. He lives in Capitol Hill with his wife Anna, who works in advertising.
FUN FACT: Taylor is an avid collector of vinyl records and vintage video games. His record collection includes over 800 pieces, and his game collection spans 20 consoles.
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.