Coaches Corner

Head Coach: Erin Boling
Asst Coaches: Bryan Morriss

Erin Boling

Erin Boling is entering her 6th year head coaching the Silver Bullets. She's an Oregon native, growing up in Milwaukie. She played for Clackamas Little League, eventually moving onto competitive softball with the Jazz, Local Motion, and the Oregon Panthers. 

She attended Rex Putnam HS and was a varsity letter winner for 1 year in band, 4 years on the ski team, and 4 years in softball. She was a 2 time All league, one time Honorable Mention and All State Honorable Mention. Her team won the Three Rivers League all 4 years and came in 2nd in State as a Freshman and won the State 4A Championship as a Senior.  

She went on to play softball for Humbolt State University in Arcata, CA. Her team was ranked in the top 10 in the nation in DII all 4 years. She was All-Region and All Conference. As a senior captain, her team won the DII National Championship in Salem, VA. She earned a BS in Business Administration. Her National Championship team was inducted into the HSU Hall of Fame in 2014.  

As a softball coach, she has coached at the little league level starting at T-ball. She was the head coach of the Oregon District 4 team that went to the Little League World Series in 2019. Her overall win/loss record 2016-2020 is 156 to 53. 

Coaching philosophy:
The game of softball is a catalyst for life. Strong girls become strong women. My concern as a coach is about the impact I have on my players by building relationships, loving them, and teaching that a champion is someone who displays grit, resilience, teamwork, and commitment.

As a woman coaching young women, I work to instill confidence by positivity which promotes belief in ones self.  Confidence comes from prior success so the challenges that they face on the field help each athlete grow and help each girl realize their true potential as an athlete and person. I aspire to teach each young woman how amazing they truly are and that no matter what obstacle they come across in their life, they have the tools to overcome and succeed.

Bryan Morriss

Bryan Morriss is entering his 5th year as an assistant coach for Silver Bullets. 

Bryan grew up in Topeka, Kansas. Through high school, Bryan played multiple sports including, basketball, tennis, & baseball.

After high school, he attended Wichita State University, where he spent 4 years on the Men’s varsity rowing team. During his sophomore season he earned the stroke seat in the Men’s Varsity 8. Over the next 3 seasons his crew went on to win multiple regional regattas and compete nationally. The following season was his first introduction to coaching when he became the Men’s Novice/JV coach.

Bryan graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and moved to Oregon in 1997. He began coaching softball at the little league level starting with coach-pitch. He was an assistant coach on the Willow Creek 10U team that won the Oregon State Championship in 2017.

In addition to softball, Bryan has been an assistant and head coach for the Westview Girls Basketball development program.  Plus, several years as head coach of YMCA boys and girls basketball teams, starting in 2012 to present.

Coaching philosophy:
The mental toughness and value of teamwork I learned through my experiences are what I enjoy sharing with these athletes.  My approach is to set clear expectations and challenge our players respectfully so they can grow in the sport of softball and beyond.