Brad Files
Brad Files, Head Coach (27th Season) Email Brad
A 1988 NHS alum, Brad joined the varsity staff in 1997 as an assistant coach under Brian Fischer. Coach Files has been a part of three State Championships at NHS ('97,'01,'06) Following the departure of Hal DeBerry, he was named the varsity head coach in 2014. Coach Files has won the KingCo 4A COY award twice ('15,'22)... Prior to returning to Newport, Brad spent three years as the head coach of Bothell HS ('94-'96). ... Brad was a 3-year letterman outfielder at Newport for Coach Bob Mitchell, and shares the school record for consecutive hits (9) with Jay Miller ('02). ... Coach Files works with the hitters, outfielders, baserunners and coaches third base. ... He has been an Asst. Coach during the Summer for Lakeside Recovery Senior Legion for the past 26 summers and has been a part of seven Sr Legion State Championships. ... Played OF at Mesa CC ('88-90) and participated in the 1990 JUCO World Series... Played summer ball for the Northern Colorado Bears ('89) and the Fairbanks Goldpanners ('90). Brad and his wife Shawna live in Sammamish and have two sons, J.T. and Erik.
Jason Kim
Jason Kim, Asst. Coach (11th Season)  
Jason was the C-Team head coach for two seasons (2014-2015) before becoming a varsity assistant in 2016. ... A former Knight ('05), he earned the Newport Defensive Player of the Year Award as a junior infielder, then his senior season was named Team MVP, 1st Team All-League, All-Regional and 2nd Team All-State at second base. ... Jason went on to Central Washington University, where played one season as a redshirt freshman, and graduated with a BS in Exercise Science and minor in Athletic Training. ... After Central, he continued his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic and while there returned to the diamond with De Anza College for the 2013 season, earning the Team Defensive Player of the Year Award and getting named to the Golden Gate Coast Gold Glove Team. ... Jason also played for and was the team captain of the 2012 Korean National Team, competing in South Korea. Coach Kim is the proud owner of Active Sports & Spine in Bellevue and the Sports Chiropractor for University of Washington Athletics.
Bill Sahlinger
Bill Sahlinger, Pitching Coach (6th Season)  
2012 alum Bill Sahlinger became the varsity pitching in 2020 after two years as a junior varsity assistant. ... As a varsity letterman from 2009-2012, Bill played shortstop and pitched his junior and senior seasons after moving over from second base. ... After high school, he continued his baseball career at the University of Portland, where he earned WCC Freshman All-Conference honors in 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and now works as a financial analyst at an insurance brokerage in Seattle.
Kyle Sutherland
Kyle Sutherland, Asst. Coach (10th Season) 
Kyle is Newport's catching coordinator and joined the varsity staff in 2022 after eight seasons as the JV head coach. ... Kyle graduated in 2008 from Issaquah High School, where he was a 3-year letterman. During his high school career, Kyle earned 1st Team All-KingCo and All-State honors, was voted Team MVP in 2008, and was part of the 2007 State Championship team and 2008 team that finished third in State. ... He was the starting catcher and team captain on the 2009 Lakeside Recovery team that won the American Legion State Title... After high school, Kyle played ball at Edmonds CC for two seasons before accepting a scholarship to Virginia Commonwealth University, where he majored in psychology and minored in business. He played college summer ball for the Watertown Wizards (2010), Neptune Beach Pearl (2011), and Seattle Studs (2012-2017) - 1st place in the 2015 NBC World Series in Wichita Kansas. Kyle is also the proud founder of Catchers Compass.