Brian Solemsaas – Head Coach
Brian Solemsaas enters his second season with the Battle Creek Bombers and the Northwoods League, previously serving as the Bombers' pitching coach. Currently he is a volunteer assistant coach for the Red Wolves of Arkansas State. He spent the 2016 season as an assistant at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., where he was the pitching/bullpen coach.
Prior to John A. Logan, Solemsaas worked for Major League Baseball in China as an Assistant Coach at the Changzhou Development Center where he coached Baltimore Orioles prospect Itchy Xu, China's first native born player to sign with a MLB organization.
The North Dakota native started his coaching career as a graduate assistant for Southern Illinois University. Since then, he has had stops at Clarke University, Wayne State College, and Northwest Nazarene University. At every stop he has increased each teams strikeouts and lowered their walk totals with his "attack the zone" philosophy. Solemsaas' collegiate summer baseball experience includes back-to-back runner-up finishes in the Beach League with the Myrtle Beach Ghost Crabs. First year as the pitching coach, where his staff lead the league in E.R.A., and his second year as the Manager.