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James steps down from Bells’ coaching staff

Jeff James, who has managed the Bells for the past two seasons, informed the team that he will not return for summer 2016.

James, who lives in the Seattle area, leaves the Bells to spend more time with family, including his wife and young daughter.

James joined the Bells in November 2013. Over two seasons in the West Coast League, James led the Bells to consecutive playoff appearances and a 70-38 overall record.

During the 2014 season, in his first season as manager, the Bells achieved a franchise-high 37-17 record en route to the West Coast League championship.

At the conclusion of the 2014 season, James was named West Coast League Manager of the Year & the team also received the Jim Dietz Sportsmanship Award under his direction.