Brent Stecker

Brent Stecker
Brent Stecker is the assistant editor of and additionally provides coverage of Husky football and the Mariners for the site. He joined the MyNorthwest team in 2013 after six years of covering sports for The Wenatchee World. Hailing from Ephrata, Wash., he is also an avid musician. Follow Brent: @Stecker710

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New Washington assistant Matt Lubick served as Oregon's offensive coordinator in 2016. (AP)
Huskies hire Matt Lubick as co-offensive coordinator, WR coach
Brent Stecker | February 22, 2017 12:12 pm

Chris Petersen’s coaching staff at Washington has added Matt Lubick as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, the fourth job in three months for the former Oregon OC.

New Mariners reliever Marc Rzepczynski played in Bellingham as an 18-year-old in 2004. (AP)
Marc Rzepczynski glad to no longer face Mariners’ lefty sluggers
Brent Stecker | February 22, 2017 6:02 am

Kyle Seager was the lone left-handed hitter to take Marc Rzepczynski out of the ballpark last season. Needless to say, Seattle’s new reliever is glad to be his teammate and not his foe.

Harold Reynolds says Scott Servais' relationship with general manager Jerry Dipoto is an asset for the M's. (AP)
MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds impressed by how organized Scott Servais, Mariners are
Brent Stecker | February 21, 2017 3:41 pm

“He’s a lot calmer,” MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds said of Mariners manager Scott Servais after spending the day at the team’s spring training camp, the second for Servais.

Thomas Rawls struggled to stay healthy in 2016, the Seahawks first year after Marshawn Lynch's retirement. (AP)
Ex-Seahawks RB coach Sherman Smith: Seattle didn’t have player who defined run game in 2016
Brent Stecker | February 18, 2017 4:53 pm

The Seahawk suffered from a lack of having a runner who could define their run game in their first year without Marshawn Lynch, the team’s former running backs coach Sherman Smith said.

John Elway: "I think that we watched the model that the Seahawks ... put together of being great on defense." (AP)
Broncos GM John Elway learned from Seahawks’ defense-first model after Super Bowl XLVIII
Brent Stecker | February 18, 2017 2:11 pm

It didn’t seem like a coincidence that the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 with a defense-laden team two years after being ripped by the Seahawks. John Elway confirmed as much on “Danny, Dave and Moore.”

Tuffy Gosewisch was impressed by Jean Segura last year and thinks Mitch Haniger could be "special." (AP)
Mariners’ Tuffy Gosewisch provides scouting reports on fellow former D-Backs Segura and Haniger
Brent Stecker | February 17, 2017 4:33 pm

Having played with Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger before, Mariners catcher Tuffy Gosewisch gave “Danny, Dave and Moore” his unique scouting report on his fellow former Diamondbacks.

Mitch Haniger came to the Mariners in a trade from Arizona along with Jean Segura. (AP)
Rick Rizzs on Mariners OF Mitch Haniger: ‘Watch out for this kid’
Brent Stecker | February 17, 2017 6:00 am

Rick Rizzs told 710 ESPN Seattle’s John Clayton that he is impressed with new Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger, who he believes could end up being a power bat in Seattle’s lineup.

John Ross said he played with a torn labrum in his shoulder for most of the 2016 season. (AP)
Huskies’ John Ross taking aim at a 4.3 40-yard dash at NFL combine
Brent Stecker | February 16, 2017 1:17 pm

Less than two years ago, John Ross missed Washington’s entire season due to a torn ACL. After a stellar junior year, though, he’s looking to wow scouts with his speed at the NFL combine.

ESPN's Jim Bowden is confident Felix Hernandez will bounce back after two straight down seasons. (AP)
ESPN’s Jim Bowden says pitching will determine if the Mariners will play in October
Brent Stecker | February 16, 2017 6:00 am

Will Felix Hernandez be an ace again? Will James Paxton and Drew Smyly realize their potential? Those questions will determine the Mariners’ success, ESPN’s Jim Bowden said.

Hisashi Iwakuma threw 199 innings in 2016 and finished 10th in the American League with 19 quality starts. (AP)
Scott Servais: Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma looking to show ‘he can carry that workload’ again in 2017
Brent Stecker | February 15, 2017 12:45 pm

Hisashi Iwakuma, the Mariners’ most reliable starting pitcher last season, arrived extra early at spring training as he begins an effort to repeat his workhorse performance from 2016.