Beginning his fourth season on the coaching staff in 2019, Nate Wilson-Traisman joined the Lewis & Clark coaching staff in the winter of 2015 and assists with the infielders and the offense. Wilson-Traisman also utilizes his training as a mental health therapist to assist the players with their mental preparation and approach to the game. Wilson-Traisman received his Master's degree in Counseling, Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon in 2014.
Wilson-Traisman is currently active in the local coaching community, working with the Yard Baseball Academy in Beaverton.
A native of Eugene, Ore., Wilson-Traisman attended Macalester College in Minnesota, where he was a four-year starter and two-time all-conference selection at shortstop. He hit .425 his junior season and came within three RBI of the school single-season record, earning him a NCAA Midwest All-Region selection. He finished his college career with a .371 career batting average.
After graduating, he spent a winter in Palm Springs, Calif., playing in the California Winter League. Wilson-Traisman broke into the coaching ranks as the JV coach for Southwest High School in Minneapolis. In addition to coaching at Southwest, he worked as a hitting instructor for Nevers Larkin Baseball, a training facility run by former Minnesota Twins player, Gene Larkin.
Wilson-Traisman played high school ball at South Eugene High School, where he earned all-league and all-state honors in 2005 and 2006.
Nate Wilson-Traisman at a glance
Lewis & Clark, Assistant Coach, 2015 - Present
Southwest High School, JV Head Coach, 2011-12
Macalester College, B.A. English, 2010
University of Oregon, M.S. Couples and Family Therapy, 2014