Robert Odegard is the ninth head coach in school history after being a long time assistant varsity coach under Mt. Rainier Coach Darren Rawie for 12 seasons. Coach Odegard has helped lead Mt. Rainier to 8 League Championships in those 12 years. Odegard has also been the Head Baseball Coach of several American Legion Summer Baseball clubs for over 12 seasons. In Addition, he has coached Freshman Girls Basketball and JV Girls Soccer for MRHS in past years. Coach Odegard graduated from the "Mountain" in 1997 where he played varsity baseball under Neil Hutcheson and lettered all 4 years at 2nd base. He attended Bellevue Community College and the University of Washington after High School. Odegard is now a property manager with Jones Lang LaSalle and manages the Bank of America Portfolio in Western Washington.
Junior Varsity Head Coach
Joe Nelson will guide the JV Team again this year. This is Nelson's 15th season in the Mt. Rainier program. A 1993 graduate of Highline High School where he finished playing 13 years of amateur baseball. Nelson also coached six seasons in the Burien Blazers organization as a Colt League coach. Coach Nelson pairs with Odegard in the summer season guiding the Big Horns U17 American Legion team.