Hanford Champion
Year: 1995
Team: Baseball
Name: Elliot Strankman
All State Player
Elliott Strankman joins the Occidental College Tiger coaching staff after a successful baseball career which started at Hanford High School in Washington where he was selected to the All-State team both his Junior and Senior years. Strankman attended Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho playing 4 years under Coach Ed Cheff winning National Titles in 1999 and 2000. Elliott was a gold glove winner in 1999, selected to the All Independent League Team in 1998-2000, was team captain his senior year and is one of only 3 players to start all 4 years at Lewis and Clark.

Professional Career

Strankman was drafted in the 12th round by the San Francisco Giants in 2000 and played 3 years in the Minor Leagues finishing up his playing career in AA Shreveport of the Texas League.

Coaching Experience

Currently an assistant coach for legendary coach Ed Cheff in Fairbanks, AK for the most successful summer baseball team the Alaska Goldpanners.
Coached Moscow High School in Idaho, 2004


BA Degree from Lewis and Clark State College in History and Education
Masters Degree in Education from the University of Idaho


Played 2 summers of the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaskan League receiving All-League Honors both years.

Parents are Fritz and Marilyn Strankman.

Brother Zach is a senior at the University of Idaho, brother Tyson resides in Seattle.

Enjoys Mountain Biking, climbing Mt. Ranier and traveling through Alaska during the summer time.