Adrian Ochoa enters his eighth season with CBC, his sixth as head coach of the Hawks. Ochoa takes responsibility for coaching the Hawks in all aspects of the game. He arrived at CBC with five years of college-level coaching experience. In his five seasons at the helm, CBC has qualified for the NWAC Championships three times, leading CBC to a 5th place tournament finish in 2015.
Ochoa spent three seasons as the Head Coach of Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2006, his team claimed the school's first ever conference regular season and conference tournament titles, earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament. As a result, Coach Ochoa was awarded the Carolina-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Coach of the Year. Coach Ochoa also spent a season as the Interim Head Coach at Queens, helping lead the team to a 3rd place CVAC finish. While at Queens, Ochoa coached nine players to All-CVAC awards, one CVAC Player of the Year, and two players to South Atlantic All Region awards.
Prior to Queens, Ochoa spent the 2001-2002 season as the Co-Head Coach at Big Bend Community College. During that season, the Vikings finished fifth at the NWAC Championships.
Coach Ochoa has 21 years of experience coaching travel teams, most recently assisting former CBC coach Kelly Richards with the Washington Angels. Prior to his stint as an assistant, Ochoa led the Washington Ladyhawks-Gold to back-to-back ASA Gold Nationals appearances. While coaching at Queens, Ochoa led the18U Carolina Legacy-Gold to Nationals, a first for any team from the state of North Carolina. During his years coaching travel teams, he has coached many players moving on to play at all NCAA levels.
In addition to his coaching duties, Ochoa teamed with Kelly Richards and Mick Hokanson to form Elite Tri-City Softball, running camps and clinics for youth players and coaches.
Tammy Benson begins her second season as an assistant coach for the Hawks. Primarily working with CBC's outfielders, Benson will coach first base and assist with recruiting.
An 11-year coaching veteran, Benson has worked with a variety of teams in our area including travel squads, middle schools, and high school Gold Level clubs. In addition to coaching at CBC, Benson currently coaches with the Washington Angels Gold travel team, serving as the conditioning coordinator and base coach.
Coach Benson recently helped guide the Angels-Gold to a 14U Washington ASA State Championship, as well as a runner-up finish in the 18U Division at the Gold Western Nationals.
A certified Group Fitness Instructor, Coach Benson has been active in basketball, softball, and golf her entire life.
Coach Benson's daughter, Emily, is in her first season as a member of the Western Washington University softball team.
Bailey Walthers enters her second season as an assistant coach at CBC after a very successful two-year playing career with the Hawks. Coach Walthers will work with the Hawk infielders and assist with recruiting.
Honored both seasons at CBC as an All-East Region selection, Walthers was also chosen to represent the East Region on the sophomore All-Star Team.
Walthers, a Richland native, was a four-time All-League and All-Area Team selection in softball at Richland High School. She was also named to the All-State Team as a senior.
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