Chairman & Board Director
Steve Kruse is general manager of Blue Wave Athletics, one of the oldest and most respected club baseball organizations in California.
Over the past 20 years, he has managed more than 100 teams ranging from 9U to high school and collegiate level that have played more than 5,000 games and won more than 150 league and tournament championships, as well as dozen national event championships to date.
His teams have also produced 350+ collegiate and nearly three dozen professional players as well.
Besides growing Blue Wave, Kruse has an impressive background in management and growing companies as well in the PC software industry with more than 25 years of successful executive-level experience as a President, CEO, COO, and CMO, including a stint as a key executive for PICK Systems in Irvine, CA from 1987 to 1992.
Kruse started his career as a Journalist, newspaper Editor and Publisher in the Pacific Northwest, where he garnered 16 national awards for writing, editing, and Journalist excellence from 1972 to 1982.
He started Blue Wave in 2004 as a “hobby” and has 40+ years of experience coaching or managing successful club teams in Football, Basketball, and Baseball.