Packers Hire New Coach

January 08, 2016

Beau Kerns is entering his first season as a Head Coach for the Apple Valley Packers after playing and coaching at national powerhouse Lewis-Clark State College.

Kerns is from Lewiston, Idaho and finished up coaching at LCSC. Kerns spent last summer as an assistant coach for the Lewis-Clark Twins. They finished runner-up in the Idaho AA State Finals. Beau spent the last year helping out with the pitching staff as well as coaching pitching and hitting lessons to high schoolers and youth from the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Beau started out his collegiate career at Wenatchee Valley College compiling a 13-3 record over his two stints along with a career ERA of 1.68. Kerns also spent two summers playing for the Wenatchee Applesox. Beau then transferred back to his hometown Warriors and spearheaded the charge to a 17th national championship serving as the ace in 2015, finishing 21-1 with a 2.70 ERA. He became the 30th hurler in LCSC history to win at least 10 games in a season. He tossed a team-high 96.2 innings in 17 appearances with three complete games and 84 strikeouts.

He earned MVP honors during the Avista-NAIA World Series as he earned two wins and a pair of saves while tossing a tournament-high 15.1 innings and striking out 18.

Prior to joining the Warriors, Kerns pitched two season for Wenatchee Valley College. He finished his LC career with a 17-1 record with a 2.79 ERA.

Kerns parents Rich and Kari reside in Lewiston and has two older brothers, Rob and Dusty.