Founder and President
Ray Atkinson is the Founder and President of the Northwest Bandits Baseball Club established in 2006. Ray attended Rick’s College in Idaho as a freshman where he then transferred to Lewis & Clark State College and started as a third baseman. He played in the NAIA World Series in 1986 and played in and won the NAIA World Series Championship in 1987. He was named All-League and All-Region Third Baseman as a junior and senior at LCSC.
For over two decades Ray has provided an outstanding environment for young men and women to sharpen their skills on and off the field. Continuing to adapt to a new generation of athletes while keeping the old school values that instill hard work and a willingness to compete.
Ray has been named the Head Coach of Lincoln HS for the 2020 Season.
Head Pitching Instructor
Tyler is in his 10th year with the NW Bandits and is currently the Head Pitching Instructor for all Bandit teams.
Yakima Valley Community College
Edmonds Community College
Director of Baseball Operations and Player Development – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Head Coach – 14u Bandits
Everett Community College
Head Coach – 15u Bandits
Winston-Salem State University
Head Coach – 16u Bandits
Chris Lynch is the Head Coach of the 16u Bandits. Chris also provides Strength and Fitness Instruction at Atkinson Baseball Academy.
Head Coach – 18u Bandits
Atkinson Baseball Academy
11251 – 120th Avenue NE
Kirkland, Washington 98033