2019 Coaching Staff

Head Coach – Kenny Niles

Kenny Niles is entering his 19th year as a high school baseball coach. He is currently the head coach at Churchill High School where he has lead the Lancers to 3 straight semi-final appearances. In 2017, the Lancers won the 5A State Championship with a record of 29-3. That year Niles was selected to be the head coach of the South All-Stars in the Oregon All-Star Series. The South won the series and three of his Lancers received individual honors which included: Most Outstanding South Pitcher, Most Outstanding South Player, and Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament. In his stint at Churchill Niles has had the honor of coaching over 10 All-State baseball selections. The Lancers have had the 5A State Pitcher of the Year the past 3 seasons, the 5A State Player of the Year in 2017, and Niles was selected the OACA Baseball Coach of the Year in 2017. In addition, 15 of his last 20 graduated seniors have gone on to play collegiately and this years team has 6 college committed players already. His Churchill summer team has won the Junior State Championship in 2017 and 2018 with a combined record of 55-6. Before taking over the Lancers Niles had a successful 6-year career at Sheldon High School. In 2007 he lead the Irish to the Southwest Conference title and number #1 ranking in 6A. That team was anchored by 3 Oregon State signees and 2 players that got selected in the MLB draft. The Irish were ranked in the top 50 Nationally. Niles also has coached at Mt. View, Bend, Grant Union, and Sisters High School and has received league Coach of the Year honors 4 times.

When Kenny is not at the field he is in the classroom teaching Special Education at Churchill High School. He enjoys the outdoors but particularly the summer nights in Eugene. He likes watching baseball under the lights. Kenny is married to his wife Jennifer and they have a young son, Camden Jacob (of course named after 2 baseball fields). Niles parents live in Eugene and help tremendously with the family baseball experience. You will often see his father Roy mowing the field while his mother Gail is helping chase Camden around. Family means a lot to Coach Niles and that includes the players he coaches.

Assistant Coach – TBD

Assistant Coach – TBD