Lake Oswego Baseball has become one of the top high school baseball programs in the state of Oregon and is led by Head Coach Jake Anders. Coach Anders is entering into his 25th year as the Lakers head coach.
After graduating from high school in Montana (89') Coach Anders attended Evangel University to play football and baseball, after being sent to College of Southern Idaho by the St. Louis Cardinals, he was put in the amateur draft by the same club in 1991. He then finished college at Lewis and Clark in 93' playing both football and baseball for local greats, Tom Smythe and Gerry Gatto. Coach Anders finished his playing career making the NAIA National Playoffs 3 years and the JUCO Regional Tournament once for baseball. Coach Anders was NCIC All-Conference at Lewis and Clark College in baseball and Heart of America All-Conference at Evangel for football. He gave up a chance to play professionally in Australia to start a family. Jake has three girls, McKenna (25), Taylor (22) and Kate (19).
Coach Anders began his career in Kalispell Montana where he coached his alma mater for one year in 1994. After taking a leave to work for 3M, Jake began coaching again for Dave Gasser at Lakeridge High School in 1997 through 98. He took over the Lake Oswego Program in the summer of 1998. Under Coach Anders the Lakers have been to the state playoffs all but 2 years of his career, culminating in 2004 with the school's first league title in 38 years and the first State Championship in the school's history. Under Coach Anders the Lakers have won 10 Three Rivers League Titles, 7 Quarter Finals, 2 Semi-Finals, 1 State Championship (2004). Since 1951 when the LOHS opened, no other coach in the in the history of LOHS Baseball has won a playoff game. Coach Anders has been the Three Rivers League Coach of the Year in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016 and the State of Oregon Coach of the Year in 2004. His career record in Oregon is 397-230-1. He is currently an executive board member on the Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Association, Oregon Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, NW Prep Baseball Association, Oregon Athletics Coaches Association and the head coordinator for the 5A/6A Oregon All-Star Series,
Integrating intensity, hard work, and love for the game and kids, is what Coach Anders has used to build a program that the kids are invested in. "Passion, Commitment, and Excellence" is key phrase for life with Coach Anders and his program as he tries to instill that positive attitude and work ethic in his players. "We want our kids to take ownership in the program and the life lessons it teaches". These are the philosophies that run the program and Coach Anders hopes that they will be able to take their experiences and apply them to their own lives long after they are done playing Laker Baseball.
Bryan Sheldon- Pitching Coach
Coach Sheldon begins his 25th year coaching baseball and 6th full season with the Lakers, with previous experience coaching t-ball to college aged players. A native Californian, Coach Sheldon's playing days ended in college with injuries associated with pitching. However, his injuries quickly led him to coaching, mainly pitchers and catchers. Coach Sheldon is also a coach and board member for Lake Oswego Little League, and he is also the LOPD School Resource Officer for the school district.
Mitch Moses- IF/Hitting
Coach Hart grew up in Aptos California and graduated from Aptos High in 2010. During his time at Aptos High, he was a 3 three-year letter winner, league champion and CCS semi finals in 2008. Named All-League catcher his senior season in 2010. He made starts in six different positions during his time with the Mariners.
After high school he went on to play in junior college for Monterey Peninsula College where he caught and played second base for the Lobos. He hit 270. with 17 RBI’s his sophomore season.
Defensively he had a 986. fielding percentage throwing out 45% of potential base stealers.
He called pitches for the Lobo pitching staff that finished with a 3.31 team ERA. Occasional
calling games from second base as well.
After junior college Logan transferred to St. Gregory’s University. During two seasons at St. Gregory’s, he batted .310. On the field he made starts at second base, third base, and behind the dish. During his senior season Logan led the Cavaliers in hits (56) and doubles (12) and was second in RBI’s (37). Off the field he was awardedOutstanding Senior Thesis from St. Gregory’s.
Once his playing days concluded he coached at Aptos High for one season. Also helping a 14u travel team in the area. Logan has worked for California Giant Berry Farms for seven years as aField Operations Specialist. Coach Hart primarily works with catchers and hitters for the Lakers.
Greg Lord- Bench Coach and Life Coach
Coach Moir grew up in Lake Oswego and graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1996. He was a four year starter at 1B, one year at Lakeridge HS and three years at LOHS. He was selected 2nd Team All-League as a Freshman and 1st Team All-League Sophomore, Junior and Senior year. Coach Moir led the Three Rivers League in batting avg his Junior and Senior year. He hit a league high of .521 his Senior year. His career batting avg at LOHS was .467.
After high school he played at Ventura CC and then moved up north to play at Chico St. He played in several semi pro leagues in West Palm Beach, FL while he was an instructor at The Bucky Dent Baseball School.
Once his playing days concluded, he started coaching at LOHS in 2000. Along with coaching at LOHS, he coached Lake Oswego Little League for 5 years. Notable players on his LIttle League All Star teams were NBA All Stars, Klay Thompson and Kevin Love. Coach Moir has been coaching at LOHS for 22 seasons. He started as the Head Freshman Coach for a couple years, spent a year as the Varsity hitting Coach and has been the Head JV Coach ever since.
Coach Moir's highlight as a Laker Coach has been being part of the staff during the State Championship run in 2004 and coaching his teams to two consecutive Future summer titles in 2015 and 2016 with Coach Taylor. #RIPTCM
Coach Wesner graduated LOHS in 2008 where he was a three-year letter winner for Coach Anders holding down 1st base. Named First Team All-League in 2007, he was later honored the Baseball Northwest Championship MVP, tabbed the No. 3 prospect in Oregon and No. 9 in the Northwest. On the football field, he was named First Team All-State Tight End, however, due to political landscape of the selection committee, was snubbed 1st Team Defense honors and placed on the Honorable Mention All-State list as an Outside Linebacker. Post high school, this beautiful vagabond journeyed on to play baseball at a few universities – signing with Oregon State out of high school, he later upgraded to play at the College of Southern Idaho, and ultimately, taking his talents down to THE University of North Florida. As a first-year coach, Michael, is thrilled to be back at LO coaching the game that he loves with his former teammates/coaches. Voted most likely to have the best eyes by his peers, you can find him moving and shaking up the corporate ladder at local retail giant, Nike Inc. Although, not without his faults, his biggest fear is snow blindness in cats. When asked to comment on his newest coaching addition, Head Varsity Coach, Jake Anders, was quoted, “he’s the son I never had. I couldn’t be prouder of the young man he has become, I love him with all my heart…[the] prodigal son has returned”.
Coach Van Hoon enters his 7th year with the Laker staff. Van Hoon is an alumni of Lake Oswego, graduating in 2008. A two sport athlete, baseball and football, Van Hoon was a 2x pitcher of the Year in the TRL while receiving all state honors as a two way player in his 4 years with the Lakers. He went on to play baseball in college for the Boxers of Pacific University, in Forest Grove. His time there helped the school win its first conference championship in 32 years. Van Hoon received the honors of being named to the Rawlings All-West Region team his senior year as well as being named the first team All Northwest League utility. Jared then went on to play in Colorado, and Seattle where he was a part of the first NBC World Series championship for the Seattle Studs in 2013. In 2014, Van Hoon coached at Pacific University where he was the boxers junior college recruiter and camp director. In 2016, Van Hoon went on to play professionally in Australia. He helped the Sunshine Baseball Club win their first championship in 12 years and was asked to return in 2017/2018 as the head club coach as well as their import. He lead the Eagles to their strongest season yet in division one (AUS) and was asked to manage the West in the “East vs West All Star game for Baseball Victoria. Jared resides in Lake Oswego and truly enjoys working with the future of baseball and developing quality men along the way
Jack Anderson is a former 1st Team All-State Outfielder for Lake Oswego High School. Jack played football, baseball, and basketball at LOHS from 2009-2013, garnering 10 total varsity letters while also receiving 1st and 2nd Team All-State honors in football as a Free Safety and Receiver.
After LOHS, Jack walked-on to the Oregon State Baseball team, where he started 3 years as a corner outfielder, and received 1st Team All PAC-12 outfielder honors in 2017. In 2018, he was awarded the PAC-12 Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his combined success on the field and in the classroom. In 2018, Jack and his teammates won the National Championship over the Arkansas Razorbacks, winning 6 total “win or go home” games during the College World Series.
Jack is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a special focus in the rehabilitation of baseball athletes.