The Team

2021 Marketmen

Coaching Staff

Evan Hilberg

Head Coach

Evan Hilberg rejoined the Marketmen in 2014 as an assistant coach and took over as head coach in 2017; he had played pitcher and infielder for the team in 2006 and 2007. He is a native of Corvallis and played football and baseball for Corvallis High School. Evan went on to play for Linfield College, from which he graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. While with the Wildcats, he earned All-Northwest Conference and All- West Region honors as a pitcher; Linfield twice advanced to the NCAA Division III World Series, placing third and fifth. Hilberg has earned two master’s degrees- one in exercise physiology and one in biostatistics. He works for Cambia Health Solutions as a medical policy research analyst and will complete his PhD in June of 2019. Hilberg’s coaching career started in the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department, which led to involvement with Corvallis summer teams. Now he is grateful for the opportunity to carry on the strong Marketmen tradition.

Jim Owre

Assistant Coach

Jim Owre returned to the Corvallis staff in 2012; he had previously been an assistant coach for the Marketmen from 2000-07. His coaching career also includes stints as head coach at Crescent Valley and Taft high schools, where he had both the Raiders and Tigers in playoff contention. Owre graduated from Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University) in 1977 and became a high school teacher and coach. Owre began his involvement with the Marketmen when his son, Sam, had a standout career in the program from 1996-98. Owre and his wife, Dani, own the Family Sports Shop in Monmouth.

Greg Smith

Assistant Coach

Greg Smith joined the Corvallis coaching staff in 2014. Smith had a successful coaching career in baseball at Dallas High School from 1980- 1987. He was the head Legion coach for Post 136 in Salem from 1975-1987; that team which was then known as Cooke’s Stationery is now the Withnell Dodgers. Smith played for Mt. Hood Community College and then Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University). At OCE, one of Smith’s teammates was Jim Owre, who is also on the Gerding Builders coaching staff. Both of Smith’s sons played for the Marketmen- Tyson in 2007 and 2008, and Tregg in 2010 and 2011. Smith recently retired from LaCreole Middle School in Dallas, where he taught for 36 years. He and his wife, Candi, have a daughter, Hannah, in addition to sons Tyson and Tregg. Their first grandchild was added to the family in 2016.

Larry Bumpus

Assistant Coach

Larry Bumpus joined the Marketmen staff as an assistant in 2018. A native of Southern California, Bumpus was a standout football, basketball, and baseball player in high school. He went on to earn a scholarship and play football at Oregon State University. Bumpus has several years of coaching experience, including experience with legion programs in the Salem area. He is currently coaching football and baseball at Corvallis High School. He enjoys working with young men and helping them to develop into better athletes and most importantly, into better young men. Bumpus loves to spend time with his family and has the unique opportunity to work with his wife everyday.

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