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Mark Hills
Director of Baseball Operations
RCBC Pitching Coach
Co-Founder RCBC

E-Mail: [email protected]


Coach Hills recently retired from Concordia University after training their pitchers for the past seven seasons. Their loss is our gain as he has taken on an in depth role with Rose City Baseball Club.  He is with us for his fifth season working with Rose City Baseball Club as the Head Coach of our 13U RCBC Select Team and he is our Director of Baseball Operations. Before co-founding RCBC in 2014, Hills’ previous coaching experience includes working as the pitching coach for South Eugene High School from 2003-05 and at Lane Community College from 2006-07. He also spent time as the head coach for the WCL-Portland and The Yard Baseball Academy 19U Team during the summers. Hills was an All-State outfielder at McNary High School in Keizer, Ore., and went on to earn All-NWAACC honors as a first baseman and pitcher while at Chemeketa Community College. Hills was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1997 and pitched in the organization through the 2001 season. Hills graduated from the University of Oregon in 2006 (business) and lives in Beaverton with his wife, Amanda.  



Jeff Bard

Director of Player Development
Co-Founder RCBC

Email:  [email protected]

Jeff played at North Eugene HS from 1989 - 93 and continued on at Lane Community College. In 1999, he assumed the Head coaching responsibilities for the Eugene Nighthawks. In five season, the semi-pro team won three (3) championships, two state championships and a regional tournament title. In 2002, he joined the staff at North Eugene HS and played an important role for eight years working with offense, hitters and catchers. After obtaining his Bachelor's degree, Jeff moved to Portland and became a Graduate Assistant at Concordia University in 2008 with specific responsibility working with catchers and hitters. An outstanding motivator and teacher, Jeff plays an important role with Rose City Baseball Club as co-founder and Director of Player Development. He also holds a position with NW Star Academy as the General Manager/Director of Operations and has been the Head Coach of the NW Star Academy College Prep Team.




Shawn Dirksen
Coach/Instructor RCBC

Email:  [email protected]

Prior to graduating from Concordia University with a major in education, Shawn played two seasons of baseball at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, OR. He graduated from Riverside High School in 2005. A three-time team captain and team MVP for the Pirates, playing at second, shortstop and as a pitcher. He was also a three-time all-state selection. Son of Rosemarie and Dirk...including two sisters, Tracie and Beth. Shawn's personality both on and off the field is of class and respect noted from players and coaches alike. Together in his role with RCBC and NW Star Academy, Shawn is also one of the assistant coaches for the varsity team at Lakeridge HS in Lake Oswego, OR. 

TEAM MANAGERS:

Kenny Dirk
President, RCBC
Manager 14U Select 
Co-Founder RCBC

Email: [email protected]

Kenny grew up in Gresham, Oregon and played baseball for Gresham HS. He then went on to play ball for University of Portland. He has coached at the freshman and JV level for Gresham HS before he pursued a career in emergency medicine. He returned to youth baseball in 2003 as a coach and President of Hollywood Rose City Little League in NE Portland. After 10 years as president, he recognized the need to provide high level instruction to local youth baseball players. He co-founded RCBC in 2014 with Mark Hills, Jeff Bard, and Andy Brown. He is president of RCBC and manager of the 14U team. 



Andy Brown
VP, RCBC
Co-Founder RCBC

Email:  [email protected]

Andy has been coaching youth baseball since 2010. He has served as VP of Hollywood Rose City Little League and now as co-founder of RCBC and coach of the 11U team. He is well known in the local baseball community as a great motivator and organizer. His enthusiasm and love for the game are contagious to his players and coaching staff. 


Rose City Baseball Club

Kenny Dirk, 3517 E. Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97214
Phone : 503-201-1741
Email : [email protected]
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