Kramer Croisant is the new Outlaws baseball coach. photo by Rongi Yost\
Kramer Croisant is the new Outlaws baseball coach. photo by Rongi Yost\
Kramer Croisant was recently named the new head coach for the Sisters High School boys baseball team and is excited about the opportunity and the season ahead.
Croisant played baseball from the get-go. He started with T-ball and little league and played all through high school. Kramer was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, and baseball) at LaSalle High School, but baseball was always his favorite. He played at first base and also as a pitcher and was an all-league player his junior and senior years.
“I always loved baseball growing up,” said Croisant. “My dad and older brother loved it, too. I watched baseball highlights as a kid rather than cartoons. I’ve always been a baseball junkie.”
Kramer played one year at Linfield and then transferred to Western Oregon, where he got his degree in accounting (2013). After graduation, Croisant went back to LaSalle and was the freshman baseball coach for two years, and then went to Jacksonville as the JV baseball coach for two years.
Croisant and his wife, Cameron, moved to Bend in 2018 and Kramer got a job with a CPA firm. Kramer was also hired as Crook County’s head baseball coach, and coached there through last year. Cameron was hired as a first-grade teacher at Sisters Elementary School.
When the job opening came up in Sisters, Croisant jumped at the opportunity and immediately filled out an application.
“I saw that the head baseball coaching position was open and it just seemed the perfect fit,” said Croisant. “I applied in October and was thrilled when I got the job. There’s been a lot of turnover here at Sisters and I want to provide stability. I’m in it for the long haul.”
Kramer shared with The Nugget that he wants the kids in the baseball program to have a lot of fun, but he also wants to provide structure. The program will be built around three pillars: Family, Character, and Grit.
Croisant explained, “‘Family’ will involve team dinners and activities and we will work to build strong bonds and relationships with each other. The ‘C haracter’ piece will involve serving and volunteering in the community, and we will work to have high character on and off the field. And finally ‘Grit,’ we want to have more competitiveness and toughness in everything we do. I hope the kids have a lot of fun and play because they love the game. And in the end I hope they walk away with a good experience.”
Kramer’s ultimate goal this year is for his team to make the playoffs.
“Last year the kids were young and they had a rough year,” said Croisant. “They’re a year older and more experienced and we should compete really well in league this year. Our big goal is to make the playoffs.”
The Outlaws’ first non-league game of the season will be March 17 against La?Pine. They plan to attend a tournament in Redding, California the first week of spring break (Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28), and be ready for the opening of league play the following week.