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george HORTON In five seasons at the University of Oregon, George Horton has resurrected a dormant Ducksâ€™ program and built it into a national power. Horton has led Oregon to the postseason three times during that stretch, including the last two seasons. Under Horton, Oregon made its first modern-era NCAA appearance in just its second season of existence playing in the NCAA Regionals in 2010. The Ducks topped that effort in 2012 advancing to their first Super Regional, finishing just one win shy of advancing to the College World Series. Horton and the Ducks followed that effort with a schoolrecord 48 wins in 2013 while advancing to the NCAA Regionals. During his five years in Eugene, Horton has compiled a 180125-1 record with three 40-win seasons. He has coached four All-Americans, 25 all-conference players, five collegiate national team players and 24 Major League Baseball draft picks.
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2014 OREGON BASEBALL Horton and his staff have been masterful recruiters during their tenure. The Ducks received seven consecutive (2008-14) top-25 recruiting class rankings as well as boasting four top-10 classes in the last five years (2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014). Many of those recruits have produced immediately for the Ducks with five (Jake Reed, Tommy Thorpe, Cole Irvin, Garrett Cleavinger and Mitchell Tolman) earning freshman AllAmerican honors in their first season at Oregon. Since Oregon returned to the diamond under Horton, the Ducks have ranked in the top 35 in the nation in attendance every season with 17 different crowds numbering over 3,000 fans at PK Park. Off the field, Horton’s team has garnered 16 all-conference academic selections. Horton has built the Oregon program emphasizing fundamentals, pitching, solid defense and timely hitting. UO’s pitching staff has posted an ERA that ranked in the top 20 in each of the last four seasons, including the 2010 staff which ranked third in the country (3.29). Horton’s last three teams have ERAs under 3.00, with the 2013 team finishing 14th in the country at 2.78 and the 2012 team (12th in nation) and the 2011 team (19th) finishing with identical 2.99 ERAs. Each of the last four teams have also finished ranked in the top 17 in hits allowed per nine innings, including the 2012 team which ranked second allowing just 7.15 hits per game. Defensively, Horton’s last three teams have ranked in the top 17 in the nation in fielding percentage. The 2013 team topped out at third in the country with a .981 fielding percentage, while the 2012 team finished seventh (.978) and the 2011 team was 17th (.976). Manufacturing runs is also integral to the success of Horton’s teams. Playing in a pitcher’s park, Oregon has ranked in the top five each of the last four seasons in sacrifice bunts with the 2010 team (78 sacrifice bunts) and the 2013 team (99) leading the nation. The 2012 team (88) ranked second, while the 2011 team (84) was fourth. The 2013 season marked the second straight season the Ducks battled for the Pac-12 title into the final weeks of the season. Oregon fell just short of claiming its first Pac-12 title, finishing second with a 22-8 league record. The Ducks earned the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament and hosted regionals at PK Park for the second straight season falling to Rice in the championship game. Individually, nine different Oregon players earned postseason honors with Ryon Healy and Jimmie Sherfy leading the way with AllAmerica recognition. Sherfy was named a first-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Louisville Slugger second-team All-America, while Healy claimed third-team ABCA/ Rawlings accolades. Sherfy and Healey were joined by J.J. Altobelli and Thorpe on the Pac-12 All-Conference team, while Irvin and Brett Thomas claimed honorable mention honors. Irvin, Cleavinger and Tolman all claimed spots on freshman All-America teams.
The 2012 baseball season was a magical one for Horton and the Ducks. Oregon finished 46-19 overall and went 19-11 in the Pac-12, good enough for third in the conference. After putting together a 42-17 regular season, the Ducks hosted the NCAA Regionals in Eugene, where they knocked off Austin Peay twice and Cal State Fullerton to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals. In the Super Regionals, also played in Eugene, Oregon fell to Kent State and was one victory shy of advancing to the College World Series. Five Ducks were named to the Pac-12 All-Conference team and closer Jimmie Sherfy garnered second-team AllAmerica honors. In turn, Horton added to his two National Coach of the Year awards when he was named the 2012 Field Turf NCAA Division I Coach of the Year in January 2013. In 2011, the Ducks’ 33-26-1 record did not allow for an NCAA Tournament bid despite the club getting hot late and finishing with a 10-3-1 record in its last 14 games as well as posting series wins over tourney teams Stanford, Arizona and Oregon State. Despite the disappointment of missing the postseason, Oregon witnessed a record eight players drafted, including first-round selection Tyler Anderson. Anderson was Oregon’s first first-round draft pick and All-American since 1972. Under Horton’s watch in 2010, Oregon improved its record from 14-42 (2009) to 40-24. The 22-game improvement was the second-best turnaround in the country since the NCAA began tracking the stat in 1998. Horton also recorded his eighth 40-win season, and made his 12th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, taking the Ducks to the Norwich Regional as the No. 3 seed and reaching the final game against 10th-ranked Florida State. Following the season, Oregon had four players taken in the 2010 MLB Draft, and a fifth sign a free agent contract. The Ducks were also ranked in four out of five final national polls. In order to reach the postseason in just their second year since reinstatement, the Ducks made massive improvements following Horton’s lead; improving their batting average from .227 to .292, improving a 5.07 ERA to 3.29, more than doubling its run total from 158 to 376, and nearly doubling extrabase hits from 84 to 164. The Ducks finished 2010 with a 9-6 record against ranked teams, a 3-3 record against the nation’s No. 1-ranked clubs, and won five Pac-10 series, finishing the year with a 13-14 league record that tied for fifth in the conference. In 2009, the Ducks 14-42 record reflected a first-year program, but Oregon did have monumental wins with a 5-3 season-opening victory at Saint Mary’s, and an electrifying 1-0 victory over defending 2008 College World Series champion Fresno State in the program’s first game at PK Park. Enthusiasm around the program’s rebirth was lofty in 2009. A total of 57,704 fans came to PK Park as the Ducks had three official sellouts and averaged 2,404 fans per game
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Horton vs. Opponents School Alabama Arizona Arizona St. Arkansas Pine Bluff Austin Peay Baylor Belmont Biola BYU California Cal Poly CS Northridge CS Fullerton Clemson Connecticut East Carolina East Tennessee St. Florida St. Fresno St. Georgia Tech Gonzaga Harvard Hawaii Houston Illinois Kent State Long Beach St. LMU LSU Miami Michigan Minnesota Mississippi St. Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Mexico St. North Carolina Northeastern Notre Dame Ohio St. Oklahoma Oregon St. Pacific Pepperdine Portland Rice Sacramento St. Saint Louis Saint Mary’s Sam Houston St. San Diego San Diego St. San Francisco San Jose St. Santa Clara Seattle South Carolina South Dakota State Southern Utah Stanford Temple Tennessee Texas Texas A&M Texas Tech Texas St. Tulane UC Davis UC Irvine UCLA UC Riverside UC Santa Barbara UNLV USC Utah Vanderbilt Vanguard Virginia Tech Washington Washington St. West Virginia Wichita State
Overall Record 3-3 21-12 15-15 1-0 2-0 4-2 1-0 1-0 5-1 11-9 36-6 26-7 3-2 1-0 3-0 3-3 3-0 1-5 26-5 2-0 8-0 3-0 10-7 8-2 0-1 1-2 45-33 17-8 1-2 4-1 2-0 5-3 3-0 3-0 1-0 26-5 15-0 0-2 1-0 3-0 5-1 1-3 8-16 33-4 14-12 10-6 3-3 16-6 1-0 3-3 1-0 14-2-1 6-2 4-0 1-0 3-2 8-2-1 2-1 - 1-0 24-30 1-0 1-0 3-2 1-0 1-1 2-2 7-1 8-0 14-10 27-14 10-11 30-9 22-4 23-19 4-2 4-2 1-0 1-0 8-13 7-8 1-0 6-6
BWC Tourn. Reg. - - - 2-1 - 2-0 - - - 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - 1-0 - - - 2-0 - - - - - 0-2 - 4-1 - - - - - 3-0 - - - - - - - - 2-1 1-0 - 1-0 - 0-2 - - - 2-0 - 2-0 - - - 1-0 - - 2-0 - - - - - - 1-0 - 3-0 - - - - - - 0-1 - - 2-1 - - - 1-2 0-1 - - 1-0 - - - - - 1-0 - - - 1-0 - 1-0 - 0-1 - - - - - 1-0 - - - 0-1 - 1-0 - - - - - - - 1-1 - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - 0-1 - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - -
Super Reg. CWS - - 3-3 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - 0-1 - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - 1-2 - - - - - - - 1-0 - - 2-0 2-0 - 1-0 - - - 0-2 - - 2-1 - - 0-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-1 - - - 1-5 - - - 2-0 - 1-0 - - - 2-0 1-0 - - 0-1 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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THE HORTON FILE
Hometown Downey, Calif. Education Master’s: Cal Lutheran, 1980; Bachelor’s: Cal State Fullerton,1978 Coaching Experience University of Oregon – Head Coach, 2009-present Cal State Fullerton – Head Coach, 1997-2007 Cal State Fullerton – Assistant Coach, 1991-96 Cerritos College – Head Coach, 1985-90 Cerritos College – Assistant Coach, 1977, 1981-84 Los Angeles Valley College, Assistant Coach, 1978-80 Playing Experience Cerritos College (1972-73): Team Captain (’73); Dallas Moon Award (’73) State Champions Cal State Fullerton (1975-76): All-PCAA (’75 & ’76). First Cal State Fullerton team to go to the College World Series in 1975. Personal Age: 60 He and his wife, Francie, have four daughters: Michele, Heather, Loyal and Rebecca, and six granddaughters: Angelica (13), Alyssa (11), Kailey (10), Kendall (9), Samantha (4) and Calise (3).
HEAD COACH • UNIVERSITY OF OREGON (2009-PRESENT)
Year Record Pct. Pac-12 Postseason 2013 48-16 .750 26-9 (2nd) Regional 2012 46-19 .708 19-11 (3rd) Super Regional 2011 33-26-1 .559 11-16 (8th) 2010 40-24 .625 13-14 (T-5th) Regional 2009 13-40 .325 4-23 (10th) Total 180-125-1 .590 Student-Athlete Honors: All-Americans: 5, All-Conference Players: 26, First-Team All-Conference Players: 9, All-Conference Academic: 16, Collegiate National Team: 5, First Round Draft Picks: 1, Draft Picks: 24
HEAD COACH • CAL STATE FULLERTON (1997-2007) Year 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
Record 38-25 50-15 46-18 47-22 50-16 37-22 48-18 38-21 50-14 47-17 39-24-1
Pct. .603 .769 .719 .681 .758 .627 .727 .644 .781 .734 .617
Big West 10-11 (5th) 18-3 (1st) 16-5 (1st) 19-2 (1st) 15-6 (2nd) 14-10 (T-4th) 14-4 (1st) 21-9 (T-1st) 25-5 (1st) 25-5 (1st-South) 21-9 (2nd-South)
Postseason College World Series College World Series Super Regional College World Series College World Series NCAA Regional College World Series Regional College World Series Regional Regional
Championship Big West Conference Big West Conference Big West Conference, NCAA CWS
Big West Conference Co-Big West Conference Big West Conference Big West Conference South Big West Conference
Coaching Honors: Big West Conference Coach of the Year: 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Baseball America Coach of the Year (2003) Collegiate Baseball Coach of the Year (2004), ABCA National Coach of the Year (2004). Student-Athlete Honors: All-Americans: 21. Academic All-Americans: 3, National Players of the Year: 2, Conference Players of the Year: 5, Conference Pitchers of the Year: 6, Conference Coach of the Year: 5, First-Team All-Conference Players: 47, Collegiate National Team: 11, Player in the Major Leagues: 17, First Round Draft Picks: 3, Draft Picks: 85
HEAD COACH • CERRITOS COLLEGE (1985-90) Year 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985
Record 36-7 43-9 38-13 46-5 24-14 39-5
Pct. .837 .827 .745 .902 .632 .886
South Coast 19-1 15-5 15-6 18-3 14-10 21-3
Championship Conference Co-Conference, Southern California, State Co-Conference, Southern California Conference, Southern California, State Conference, Southern California, State
Coaching Honors: South Coast Conference Coach of the Year: 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990; National Junior College Coach of the Year: 1985, 1987, 1989; CCCBCA Coach of the Year: 1990 Student-Athlete Honors: All-Americans: 15, Conference Players of the Year: 3, First-Team All-Conference Players: 30, All-Conference Players: 46, Players in the Major Leagues: 4, Draft Picks: 18
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horton year-by-year Year School 1985 Cerritos College 1986 Cerritos College 1987 Cerritos College 1988 Cerritos College 1989 Cerritos College 1990 Cerritos College Cerritos Totals (Six Years)
Record 39-5 24-14 46-5 38-13 43-9 36-7 226-53
Pct. .886 .632 .902 .745 .827 .837 .810
1997 Cal State Fullerton 1998 Cal State Fullerton 1999 Cal State Fullerton 2000 Cal State Fullerton 2001 Cal State Fullerton 2002 Cal State Fullerton 2003 Cal State Fullerton 2004 Cal State Fullerton 2005 Cal State Fullerton 2006 Cal State Fullerton 2007 Cal State Fullerton Fullerton Totals (11 Years)
39-24-1 47-17 50-14 38-21 48-18 37-22 50-16 47-22 46-18 50-15 38-25 490-212-1
.617 .734 .781 .644 .727 .627 .758 .681 .719 .769 .603 .698
C South C/R/SR* C C/R/SR*
2009 Oregon 2010 Oregon 2011 Oregon 2012 Oregon 2013 Oregon Oregon Totals (5 Years)
13-40 40-24 33-26-1 46-19 48-16 180-125-1
.245 .625 .559 .708 .750 .590
Division I Totals (16 Years) Collegiate Record (22 Years)
C/S C C/S C
R/SR* C/R/SR/N* C/R C/R/SR* C/R/SR*
1985 1987 1989 1990 1994 1998 1999 2003 2004 2005 2006 2012
National Junior College Coach of the Year South Coast Conference Coach of the Year National Junior College Coach of the Year South Coast Conference Coach of the Year National Junior College Coach of the Year South Coast Conference Coach of the Year CCCBCA Coach of the Year South Coast Conference Coach of the Year Inducted into California Community College Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Big West Conference Coach of the Year Big West Conference Coach of the Year Baseball America National Coach of the Year Inducted into Downey High School Hall of Fame Collegiate Baseball National Coach of the Year ABCA National Coach of the Year Big West Conference Coach of the Year Big West Conference Coach of the Year Big West Conference Coach of the Year Field Turf NCAA Division I Coach of the Year
Legend: (C) Conference; (S) State; (R) Regional; (SR) Super Regional; (N) National; (*) College World Series appearance
When then Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny announced the reinstatement of the University of Oregon’s baseball program in July 2007, the reaction among Duck supporters and baseball fans in the community was one of resounding excitement and anticipation. That level of emotion shot through the roof when Horton, a former College World Series championship skipper and two-time National Coach of the Year, was announced as Oregon’s new head coach on Sept. 1, 2007. Horton, who spent 11 seasons at the helm of national power Cal State Fullerton and led the Titans to the 2004 National Championship, is the Ducks’ 12th baseball coach in school history and it’s first since the program was discontinued following the 1981 season. During his tenure with the Titans, Horton compiled an overall record of 490-212-1 (.698) and oversaw six appearances in the College World Series, including backto-back berths in 2006 and 2007 as well as 2003 and 2004. He was named National Coach of the Year by Baseball America in 2003, and garnered the ABCA and Collegiate Baseball National awards following his squad’s title run in 2004.
Horton was also a five-time Big West Conference Coach of the Year, most recently earning the hardware in 2006 on the heels of his third 50-win season at the Division I level. The Cal State Fullerton graduate spent six years as an assistant coach at his alma mater under legendary college baseball coach Augie Garrido before succeeding him in 1997. Horton was the current Texas skipper’s associate head coach, helping CSF to the 1995 National Championship. Prior to joining Garrido’s staff, Horton spent six years as the head coach at Cerritos College, compiling a junior college record of 226-53 (.810) from 1985-90. Horton’s teams have reached a No. 1 ranking in national polls in part(s) of the 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons. Entering the 2012 season, Horton’s .655 winning percentage ranked 22nd among active Division I coaches (minimum five years). Horton, who is one of nine men to have appeared in Omaha as a player (1975) and a head coach, has seen 109 players selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft, including 11 in 2003 and 14 in 2005. From 19972007, 10 of the MLB draft classes contained at least five of Horton’s players. In addition, 26 former Titans ascended to the Major Leagues during Horton’s 17 years at Cal State Fullerton.
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In 16 seasons as a Division I head coach, Horton has coached 17 players that ascended to the major leagues, 25 All-Americans, two national players of the year, five conference players of the year, seven conference pitchers of the year, 56 first-team all-conference players, 16 players who were chosen for the collegiate national team, four first-round draft picks and 109 MLB Draft picks.
Southpaw Ricky Romero (Toronto, 2005) became the third first-round pick taken under Horton’s CSF reign, joining Chad Cordero (Montreal, 2003) and Adam Johnson (Minnesota, 2000) on the list of players taken in the opening round of the Major League Amateur Draft. Other standouts taken in the draft include Aaron Rowand, who was a “sandwich” pick going between the first and second rounds in 1998; Shane Costa, a second-rounder in 2003; and battery mates Kurt Suzuki and Jason Windsor, who were taken in the second and third rounds, respectively, on the first day of the 2004 draft.
In 2007, Horton’s Cal State Fullerton team recovered from an up-and-down regular season to sweep through the NCAA regional and super regional rounds and land a spot in the CWS. The Titans drew eventual champion Oregon State and runner-up UC Irvine in Omaha, falling by one run in each contest, including a 13-inning crusher to the Anteaters. No team in baseball had a better pitching staff than the Titans in 2006 when they led the nation with a 2.73 ERA en route to a 50-15 ledger. The Titans’ success in 2006 featured an 18-3 league record to give CSF its third straight conference crown.
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Horton’s streak of coaching consecutive conference Players of the Year reached four as Justin Turner joined Sergio Pedroza (2005), Kurt Suzuki (2004) and Shane Costa (2003). He also looked after three straight Conference Pitchers of the Year in Wes Roemer (2006), Ricky Romero (2005) and Jason Windsor (2004); and had two players in four years (Roemer in 2006 and Suzuki in 2004) earn National Player of the Year recognition.
Under Horton’s eye, the 2001 squad became the first team ever to sweep a three-game series against Miami (the eventual national champions) on the ‘Canes’ home field.
In 2005, Horton narrowly missed a fifth trip to Omaha as Arizona State defeated his squad, 9-8, in the third and final game of the Fullerton Super Regional.
In 1999, the Horton’s Titans went 25-5 to win conference crown by four games. They swept three games at the Notre Dame Regional and then triumphed in three games in the Super Regional at Ohio State to qualify for the College World Series, where they went 1-2.
2005 marked the year Horton molded the largest Major League draft class of his coaching tenure, as 14 players were selected in the first-year amateur draft. The 2005 draft class included No. 1 draft pick in Ricky Romero. Horton added the most impressive credential to his resume in 2004, bringing home a national title. In his eighth year as a Division I head coach, Horton led CSF past the Texas Longhorns and his mentor Garrido, 3-2, in Omaha. After a mediocre 15-16 start in 2004, Horton enlisted Sports Psychologist Dr. Ken Ravizza to clear the heads of the slumping troops. In storybook fashion, the team went on to finish an all-time best 19-2 in the Big West and win 27 of their next 32 games to reach the Series. Horton scripted a brilliant season in 2003, guiding Fullerton to a 15-1 start and leading the team to a program-best record of 31-3 at home. After sweeping through the home Regional, the Titans beat Arizona State - the top offensive team in the country - in a Super Regional to advance to Omaha. Fullerton got off to a 2-0 record in Omaha before losing twice against Stanford, which headed on to the championship series. Horton’s team finished as the consensus No. 3 team in the nation for the second time in three years. For his efforts, Horton was named the National Coach of the Year by Baseball America, the highest reputed baseball publication. He was honored in December at the 2003 Baseball Winter Meetings in New Orleans. Horton’s CSF squad also made the trip to Omaha in 2001, when they carried the national No. 1 seed to Rosenblatt Stadium. After holding off local favorite Nebraska in the opener, the Titans lost a pair to Stanford with a win over Tulane in between. His team still finished No. 3 in all three national polls.
His 2000 team, the unanimous preseason pick to win the conference and the consensus No. 2 team in the country, was the Big West co-champion and hosted a Regional for the first time.
In 1998, the Titans posted the best record in the conference at 25-5. They placed second at the LSU Regional, going 3-2 with a pair of losses to the host Tigers. In Horton’s debut season in 1997, Fullerton struggled to a 23-19-1 start, but then rattled off 15 victories in their final 18 regular season games. They lost the opener of the Big West Conference tournament at home to Pacific ace Dan Reichert, but came back to win four games in a row. They swept a doubleheader on the final day against host Long Beach State to capture the automatic NCAA tournament bid. Horton’s Division I head coaching career began when he was promoted to replace Garrido, who left to take over the program at the University of Texas. A 1978 CSF graduate, Horton had returned to the campus in 1991 and over the next six seasons helped lead the Titans to a 264-99 record and three trips to the CWS, where they won the 1995 crown with a 57-9 season. During the years Horton was responsible for the pitching staff, nine pitchers received All-America honors and James Popoff (1992), Matt Wagner (1994) and Ted Silva (1995) won Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year honors. Dan Naulty became the first pitcher under Horton’s guidance to reach the major leagues when he made the 1996 opening-day roster for the Minnesota Twins. He later earned a World Series ring with the 1999 New York Yankees. Another Horton product, Brent Billingsley, made two appearances for the Florida Marlins early in the 1999 season. During his 16 years as a Division I head coach, Horton has witnessed 17 of his former players ascend to the Major Leagues. Those players include; Ricky Romero (Toronto, 2009), Justin Turner (Baltimore, 2009), Kurt Suzuki (Oakland, 2007) and Jordan DeJong (Toronto, 2007). Also in that group includes three players that made their big league debuts in 2006; Reed Johnson (Los Angeles Dodgers), Mark Kotsay (Chicago White Sox) and Aaron Rowand (San Francisco).
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Nevin and Kotsay were both Golden Spikes Award winners, national players of the year, No. 1 draft picks, College World Series MVPs and U.S. Olympians. Brian Loyd and Jason Moler - also tutored in part by Horton - were Olympians while Kotsay was chosen as the college player of the decade (1990’s) by Baseball America. Sixteen U.S. National Team members have also been pupils of Horton’s, with Nevin (1991) being the first, and Wes Roemer (2006) becoming the latest to don the red, white and blue. Horton began his head coaching career at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., where he guided the Falcons to three junior college state championships in six years. He compiled a 226-53 record and won the California titles in 1985, 1987 and 1989. Each of those years he was selected National Junior College Coach of the Year. His best season was 1987 when the Falcons went 46-5. He had a South Coast Conference record of 102-28 (.785) and was a fourtime South Coast Conference Coach of the Year (1985, 1987, 1989 and 1990). He had many players graduate to the Major Leagues including Brian Hunter, who played for the Atlanta Braves in the 1991 World Series. Other names include Mike Benjamin, Craig Worthington, Ever Magallanes, Al Osuna, Joel Adamson, Dan Patterson, Luis Medina, Jeff Hearron, Naulty and Olympian Bret Barberie. Horton’s coaching career began as an assistant at Cerritos in 1976-77 and he went to Los Angeles Valley College the following three seasons, where he coached with former Long Beach State Coach Dave Snow. In 1980, he moved back to Cerritos as an assistant to Gordie Douglas before taking the head job in 1985. In addition, he coached during the summer for the Fairbanks (AK) Goldpanners (1981 and 1983) and the Hutchinson (KS) Broncs (1982). Among those who played for him on those summer teams were Shane Mack, Oddibe McDowell, Joe Magrane, Dan Plesac, Phil Stevenson, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. Horton was a player on the Cerritos College teams in 1972 and 1973. As the Falcons’ team captain in 1973, he won the Dallas Moon Award and was a member of the state championship team. Horton played two seasons for Garrido at Cal State Fullerton in 1975 and 1976 and earned All-PCAA honors as both a junior and a senior. He was on the first Fullerton team to go to the College World Series in 1975. He batted .308 as a junior and .290 as a senior while playing first base. In 1994, Horton was inducted into the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He also was inducted into the Downey High School Hall of Fame in May of 2003 and was honored in 2005 with the Orange County Manager of the Year Award, given by the Orange Coast Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management. Horton earned his bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton in 1978 and a master’s from Cal Lutheran in 1980. He and his wife, Francie, have four daughters: Michele, Heather, Loyal and Rebecca, and six granddaughters: Angelica (14), Alyssa (12), Kailey (11), Kendall (10), Samantha (5) and Calise (3).
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HORTONâ€™S drafted players list CERRITOS COLLEGE HEAD COACH 1985 (1) Scott Wilkinson OF, Minnesota Twins, 13th round #457 1987 (3) Craig Wilson C, Boston, 3rd round #84, AA Brian Hunter 1B, Atlanta, 8th round #194, MLB Bret Barberie INF, Kansas City, 65th round #1247, MLB 1989 (10) Javier Fimbres 1B, Minnesota, 20th round #529, Rookie C.J. Kerr, LHP, Toronto, 26th round, #679, High A Joe Arredondo 3B, New York Mets, 37th round #970, Low A John Corona P, St. Louis, 39th round #1004, AAA L.V. Powell OF, Seattle, 45th round #1152, High A Tommy Boudreau OF, Seattle, 47th round #1197, Low A Bobby Magallanes SS, Seattle, 50th round #1260, AA Tony Muser 2B, Detroit, 54th round #1346 Craig Fairbrother OF, Houston, 66th round #1451 Scott Mowl, 1B, Houston, 78th round #1481 1990 (4) Joel Adamson LHP, Philadelphia, 7th round #185, MLB Ron Rico, 1B, Seattle, 32nd round, #850, Rookie C.J. Kerr LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers, 8th round #218, High A Scott Mowl RHP, Houston, 93rd round #1483 CAL STATE FULLERTON ASST. COACH 1991 (2) Frank Charles C/OF, San Francisco 17th round #454, MLB Matt Hattabaugh OF, Chicago White Sox, 21st round #567, A 1992 (5) Phil Nevin 3B, Houston, 1st round #1, MLB Jason Moler C, Philadelphia, 4th round #109, AAA Dan Naulty RHP, Minnesota, 14th round #402, MLB James Popoff, RHP, 27th round, #749, A Yusef Ford P, Chicago White Sox, 31st round #876, Rookie 1993 (4) Nate Rodriquez SS, Philadelphia, 21st round #580 Tony Banks OF, Oakland, 21st round #601, High A Jeremy Carr 2B, Kansas City, 23rd round #637, AAA Bret Hemphill C, Milwaukee, 56th round #1505, MLB 1994 (6) Dante Powell OF, San Francisco, 1st round #22, MLB Mike Parisi P, Florida, 6th round #152, AA Jeff Ferguson 2B, Minnesota, 9th round #239, AAA Bret Hemphill C, California, 14th round #377, MLB Jim Betzsold OF, Cleveland, 20th round #549, AA Adan Millan C, Philadelphia, 28th round #786, AAA 1995 (9) Jon Ward RHP, St. Louis, 8th round #211, Low A Tim Dixon LHP, Montreal, 14th round #395, AAA D.C. Olsen 1B, Montreal, 15th round #423, A Ted Silva, RHP, Texas, 21st round, #570, AA Tony Miranda OF, Kansas City, 24th round #666, AA John Mitchell RHP, Toronto, 25th round #692, Rookie Joe Fraser 2B, Minnesota, 27th round #744, AA Brian Loyd, C, Cincinnati, 39th round, #1091, AAA Jeremy Giambi, OF, Detroit, 44th round, #1218, MLB 1996 (11) Mark Kotsay OF, Florida, 1st round #9, MLB Brent Billingsley P, Florida, 5th round #134, MLB Brian Loyd C, San Diego, 5th round #140, MLB Jeremy Giambi OF, Kansas City, 6th round #169, MLB Jack Jones SS, Los Angeles, 6th round #178, AAA Luis Estrella P, San Francisco, 20th round #582, AAA Skip Kill OF, Philadelphia, 27th round #796, AA Mike Lamb, C, Minnesota, 31st round, #907, MLB Kirk Irvine P, Chicago White Sox, 46th round #1349, A Mark Chavez P, Arizona, 60th round #1600, Rookie Matt Wise, RHP, New York Y, 64th round, #1625, MLB
CAL STATE FULLERTON HEAD COACH 1997 (7) Matt Wise P, Anaheim, 6th round #177, MLB Mike Lamb C, Texas, 7th round #227, MLB Brian Tokarse P, Anaheim, 11th round #327, AA John Alkire P, Detroit Tigers, 13th round #385, Low A C.J. Ankrum 1B, San Francisco, 13th round #388, Low A Jerome Alviso SS, Colorado, 17th round #522, AAA Scott Seal 1B, San Diego 23rd round #710, AA
Neil Walton SS, Tampa Bay, 16th round #478, AA Scott Sarver LHP, Houston, 21st round #644, A Danny Dorn OF, Tampa Bay, 23rd round #688, AAA John Curtis C, Cleveland, 29th round #874, AAA Justin Turner 2B, New York Yankees, 29th round #889, MLB Trevor Mortensen OF, Cleveland, 33rd round #994, High A Felipe Garcia 1B, New York Yankees, 34th round #1039, A Brett Pill 1B, New York Yankees, 45th round #1362, MLB Blake Davis SS, Cleveland, 46th round #1377, MLB
1998 (5) Aaron Rowand OF, Chicago White Sox, 1-2 #35, MLB Erasmo Ramirez P, San Francisco, 11th round #338, MLB Greg Jacobs H, Anaheim, 13th round #391, AAA Benito Flores P, Boston, 17th round #505, High A Kevin Duck 1B, Colorado Rockies, 25th round #750, A
2006 (9) Blake Davis SS, Baltimore, 4th round #115, MLB Justin Turner 2B, Cincinnati, 7th round #204, MLB Brett Pill 1B, San Francisco, 7th round #206, MLB Lauren Gagnier RHP, Detroit, 10th round #292, AAA Ryan Paul P, San Francisco, 10th round #296, High A Brandon Tripp OF, Baltimore, 12th round #355, AA Vinnie Pestano RHP, Cleveland, 20th round #611, MLB John Curtis C, Anaheim, 24th round #732, AAA Danny Dorn OF, Cincinnati, 32nd round #954, AA
1999 (5) Ryan Owens, SS, Arizona, 7th round, #208, AAA Spencer Oborn OF, Chicago White Sox, 14th round #429, High A Reed Johnson OF, Toronto, 17th round #523, MLB Christopher Beck CF, St. Louis, 19th round #582 Craig Patterson C, Minnesota, 25th round #749 2000 (6) Adam Johnson P, Minnesota, 1st round #2, MLB Ronnie Corona P, Minnesota, 6th round #162, AA Mike Nunez P, New York Mets, 17th round #515 Low A Steve Woodward OF, Arizona, 34th round #1029, High A Jeff Gates, C New York Yankees, 36th round #1088, Low A Matt Sorensen P, Toronto Blue Jays, 42nd round #1255 2001 (9) Kirk Saaloos RHP, Houston, 3rd round #86, MLB Aaron Rifkin IF, New York Yankees, 4th round #125, AAA Mike Rouse IF, Toronto, 5th Round #151, MLB Brett Kay C, New York Mets, 8th Round #252, High A Shawn Norris 3B, Montreal, 9th round #262, AA Shane Waroff, RHP, Arizona, 13th round #398, Low A Jon Smith LHP, Pittsburg, 16th round #474, College Robert Guzman OF, Minnesota, 18th round #527, A David Bacani 2B, New York Mets, 22nd round #672, AAA 2002 (3) Jordan De Jong P, Toronto, 18th round #536, MLB Travis Ingle P, Tampa Bay, 22nd round #644 Jeff Housman P, Milwaukee, 33rd round #979, AAA 2003 (11) Chad Cordero RHP, Montreal, 1st round, #20, MLB Shane Costa OF, Kansas City, 2nd round, #42, MLB Wes Littleton RHP, Texas, 4th round, #106, MLB Kyle Boyer OF, Chicago Cubs, 7th round, #193, High A Darric Merrel RHP, Colorado, 8th round, #227, High A Justin Symres SS, San Diego, 11th round, #311, High A Sean Martin RHP, San Francisco, 14th round #423, High A Richie Burgos 1B, Detroit, 22nd round #423, A Jason Corapci 2B, Houston, 29th round #869, Rookie Nicholas Lovato LHP, Florida, 37th round #1103, A Mike Martinez RHP, New York Yankees, 44th round #1318, High A 2004 (6) Kurt Suzuki C, Oakland, 2nd round, #67, MLB Jason Windsor RHP, Oakland, 3rd round #97, MLB Mike Martinez RHP, New York Yankees, 8th round #249, High A P.J. Pilittere C/1B, New York Yankees, 13th round #399, AAA Ronnie Prettyman 3B, Milwaukee, 28th round #826, AAA Felipe Garcia C/1B, Bosto, 48th round #1437, A 2005 (14) Ricky Romero LHP, Toronto, 1st round #6, MLB Sergio Pedroza OF, Los Angeles, 3rd round #106, AA Bobby Andrews OF, Baltimore, 7th rounds #213, AA Ryan Schreppel LHP, Arizona, 8th round #231, A Ronnie Prettyman 3B, Seattle, 10th round #293, AAA
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2007 (10) Wes Roemer P, Arizona, 1-2 #50, AAA Clark Hardman OF, Chicago Cubs, 9th round #277, A Evan Mcarthur 3B, San Francisco, 11th round #344, Low A John Curtis C, Chicago White Sox, 14th round #449, AAA Nick Mahin OF, Chicago White Sox, 16th round #509, A Jared Clark OF, Cleveland, 21st round #647, High A Bryan Harris RHP, Seattle, 22nd round #675, AA Matt Wallach C, Los Angeles, 22nd round #686, AAA Justin Klipp, RHP, Chicago White Sox, 22nd round #689 Joe Scott SS, Milwaukee, 39th round #1170, AAA OREGON HEAD COACH 2009 (3) Erik Stavert RHP, Colorado, 7th round #214, Low A Drew Gagnier RHP, Oakland, 14th round #423, High A Bennett Whitmore LHP, Seattle, 32nd round #953, Low A 2010 (4) Justin LaTempa RHP, Los Angeles Angels, 12th round #384, A Drew Gagnier RHP, Detroit, 17th round #523, High A Zack Thornton RHP, Oakland, 23rd round #695, AAA Eddie Rodriguez C, Florida, 32nd round #977, AA 2011 (8) Tyler Anderson LHP, Colorado, 1st round #20, High A Madison Boer RHP, Minnesota, 2nd round #87, High A Scott McGough RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers, 5th round #164, AAA Kellen Moen RHP, Kansas City, 7th round #216, High A Jack Marder C, Seattle, 26th round #483. AA Danny Pulfer INF, Arizona, 19th round #574, Low A Alex Keudell, RHP, Minnesota, 38th round #1168, High A KC Serna SS, Cleveland, 42nd round #1268, Low A 2012 (3) Aaron Jones, C, Colorado, 18th round, #558, High A Joey Housey, RHP, Cincinnati, 27th round, #832, High A Alex Keudell, RHP, Tampa Bay, 27th round, #842, High A 2013 (6) Ryon Healy, 1B, Oakland, 3rd round, #100, Low A Jimmie Sherfy, RHP, Arizona, 10th round, #300, A Cole Wiper, RHP, Texas, 10th round, #310, RK J.J. Altobelli, SS, St. Louis, 18th round, #545, Low A Christian Jones, LHP, San Francisco, 18th round, #552, Low A Brett Thomas, OF, Seattle, 21st round, #627, RK
First Round Selections (7) Phil Nevin, Dante Powell, Mark Kotsay, Adam Johnson, Chad Cordero, Ricky Romero, Tyler Anderson 30 players in the MLB; 158 total players drafted
2014 OREGON BASEBALL Mark Wasikowski is in his third season at Oregon where he serves as the teams recruiting coordinator while running the team’s offense. He also coaches the team’s hitters and outfielders and instructs Oregon’s base runners. Following the 2013 season, Perfect Game named Wasikowski one of 10 Division I assistant coaches who are “ready to lead.”
Mark Wasikowski ASSISTANT COACH
Third Season Pepperdine, 1994 Southeast Missouri State, 1998
THE WASIKOWSKI FILE ASSISTANT COACH Offense • Hittters • Outfield
Year at Oregon: Third Hometown: Seal Beach, Calif. Wife: Lori Jo • Children: Joelle and Kelsey
EDUCATION Bachelor’s: Pepperdine, ‘94 Master’s: Southeast Missouri State, ‘98
ARIZONA Asst. Coach...................................2002-2011 FLORIDA Asst. Coach...................................1999-2001 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE Graduate Asst. Coach.....................1997-98
During his two seasons in Eugene, The Ducks have compiled a 94-35 record (.729) while earning back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. Wasikowski helped lead Oregon to school records in wins during both of his season with 46 in 2012 and 48 in 2013. Oregon’s recruiting classes have also been amongst the best in the country with Wasikowski leading the charge. His first class at Oregon in 2012 was ranked 23rd in the country by Collegiate Baseball, while his second class in 2013 earned rankings of seventh (Baseball America) and ninth (Collegiate Baseball). The class Oregon signed in November 2013 was ranked sixth by Perfect Game in the early 2014 rankings. In addition to being a talented recruiter, Wasikowski is a proven developer of talent. During his 18-year college coaching career, Wasikowski has coached 105 players who have been drafted including 23 that have played Major League Baseball. Wasikowski was instrumental in helping lead the Ducks to their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013, as well as a second-place finish in the Pac-12. Oregon finished ranked in the top 25 of all five major polls, including a No. 15 ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. The Ducks finished 17th in the other four polls. Two of Wasikowski’s hitters claimed first-team AllPac-12 recognition with one earning All-America honors, while a third of his hitters claimed honorable mention all-league honors and a fourth earned freshman All-America accolades. Ryon Healy was named Rawlings third-team AllAmerican by the American Baseball Coaches of America (ABCA) and first-team all-league before
being picked in the third round of the MLB Draft by the Oakland A’s. Shortstop J.J. Altobelli earned first-team All-Pac-12 recognition before he was drafted in the 18th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Outfielder Brett Thomas claimed honorable mention all-conference honors before being drafted in the 21st round by the Seattle Mariners. Mitchell Tolman claimed third-team freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger. In his first season at Oregon, Wasikowski helped lead the Ducks to within one game of the College World Series in 2012. Oregon finished ranked in the top 25 in all five major college baseball polls, including a No. 10 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Perfect Game poll. UO ended the season 11th in the Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association polls. In his first season with the Ducks, Oregon improved offensively from the previous season in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, hits and walks per game. UO batted .265 on the season, while finishing with a .370 slugging percentage and a .359 on-base percentage. One of Wasikowski’s outfielders, Aaron Jones, earned a spot on the honorable mention all-conference team in 2012, as did Healy and Aaron Payne. Wasikowski came to Oregon with 10 years of experience in the Pac-12 Conference working at Arizona on Andy Lopez’s staff. Known as a highly regarded and fastidious recruiter, his prowess on the recruiting trail paid dividends for Arizona. The Wildcats’ first four recruiting classes with Wasikowski on staff were tabbed in the top 10 in the nation (No. 10 in 2002, No. 4 in 2003, No 6 in 2004 and No. 7 in 2005 by Collegiate Baseball). His endeavors on the diamond are equally impressive. Working with the hitters and infielders, the Wildcats batted over .300 as a team each of his last nine years in Tucson, including leading the conference with a .320 average in 2011. During his time with the Wildcats, Arizona made seven appearances in the postseason including advancing to the College World Series in 2004. Before his arrival in Tucson, Wasikowski coached with Lopez at Florida for three years and one season at Pepperdine as a student assistant. The 2001 Gator team finished with a fielding percentage nine points higher than the 2000 squad, which in turn finished with 23 less errors than the 1999 team. All three seasons that
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WASIKOWSKI’S drafted players list
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE 1997 (1) LaMonte Collier, SS, Philadelphia, 34th Rd., #1016, High A 1999 (1) Ryan Spille, LHP, Toronto, 19th Rd., #583, AA 2000 (2) Jeremy Johnson, OF, Toronto, 26th Rd., #778, High A Danny Huesgen, RHP, Toronto, 38th Rd., #1138, Low A FLORIDA 1999 (7) Matt McClendon, RHP, Atlanta, 5th Rd., #174 AAA Greg Catalanotte, OF, Colorado, 8th Rd., #250 AA Mark Ellis, SS, Kansas City, 9th Rd., #271 MLB Mike Floyd, OF, St. Louis, 22nd Rd., #672, High A Ben Grezlovski, RHP, Anaheim, 24th Rd., #731, AA Dwight Edge, OF, Oakland, 30th Rd., #903, High A Todd Johannes, C, Montreal, 35th Rd., #1050, AAA 2000 (5) Tim Olson, OF, Arizona, 7th Rd., #219, MLB Tony Socarras, C, Anaheim, 18th Rd., #530, AAA Mike Smalley, LHP, Atlanta, 23rd Rd., #700, High A Kurt Keene, INF Toronto, 24th Rd., #718, AAA Stuart McFarland,LHP, Toronto, 50th Rd., #1444, Low A 2001 (2) Keith Ramsey, LHP, Cincinnati, 11th Rd., #336, AAA Jay Belflower, RHP, Arizona,17th Rd., #518, AAA
Wasikowski worked with the Gator infield, the team averaged better than a double play per game and the 2001 team set a school single-season record with 74 double plays turned. Prior to his stint at Florida, Wasikowski served two seasons as the graduate assistant at Southeast Missouri State. In 1998 he helped guide the Indians to a school record 32 wins and an appearance in the NCAA postseason in the Midwest Regional. SEMO hit a school record 90 home runs that season and had two players named All-America. While working on the diamond, he also earned his master’s degree in business at Southeast Missouri State. In 1997 and again in `98 he served as the head coach of the El Dorado (Kan.) Broncos in the Jayhawk League, a summer collegiate wood bat league. His 1998 Bronco team won the national championship at the National Baseball Congress Championships in Wichita, Kan. He was recognized as the NBC Coach-of-the-Year that season after the championship. A native of Seal Beach, Calif., Wasikowski graduated Los Alamitos High School in 1989 and began his collegiate playing career at the University of Hawaii. He transferred to Rancho Santiago Junior College after one season and then to Pepperdine in time for the 1992 national championship season. As the starting third baseman for the Waves, he was twice named All-West Coast Conference and hit .312 with 10 home runs. In 1999 he was elected to the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the `92 title team. Wasikowski is married to Lori Jo, and the couple has two daughters, Joelle and Kelsey.
2002 (8) Pat Osborn, 3B, Cleveland, 2nd Rd., #72, AA Alex Hart, RHP, Pittsburgh, 5th Rd., #133, High A Mark Kiger, IF, Oakland, 5th Rd., #158, AAA Keith Ramsey, LHP, Cleveland, 10th Rd., #304, AAA Ryan Shealy, 1B, Colorado, 11th Rd., #321, MLB Aaron Sobieraj, 2B, San Francisco, 13th Rd., #397, High A Kevin Coleman, RHP, St. Louis, 24th Rd., #732, Low A Aaron Davidson, 2B/OF, Cleveland, 46th Rd., #1375, RK 2003 (4) Ben Harrison, OF, Cleveland, 4th Rd., #108, AAA Carl Smith, 1B, Pittsburgh, 6th Rd., #165, RK Ryan Sadowski, RHP, San Francisco, 12th Rd., #363, MLB Brian Rose, C, Arizona, 14th Rd., #426, MLB ARIZONA 2002 (3) Chris Cunningham, C, Pittsburgh, 13th Rd., #373 Brad Hassey, SS, Toronto 19th Rd. #566, AAA Sean Rierson, RHP, San Francisco, 23rd Rd., #787 2003 (5) Brian Anderson, OF, Chicago White Sox, 1st Rd., #15, MLB Richie Gardner, RHP, Cincinnati, 6th Rd., #171, AAA Joe Little, LHP, Tampa Bay, 26th Rd., #758, High A Clarance Farmer, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers, 49th Rd., #1450 Sean Rierson, RHP, San Diego, 50th Rd. #1458 2004 (4) Koley Kolberg, RHP, Arizona, 6th Rd., #206, A John Hardy, INF, Philadelphia, 6th Rd., #212, A Richard Mercado, C, Arizona, 12th Rd. #356, AAA Mark Worrell, RHP, St. Louis, 12th Rd. #360, MLB 2005 (8) Trevor Crowe, OF, Cleveland, 1st Rd., #14, MLB Nick Hundley, C, San Diego, 2nd Rd., #76, MLB Jordan Brown, 1B, Cleveland, 4th Rd., #124 MLB John Meloan, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers, 5th Rd., #166, MLB Kevin Guyette, RHP, Boston, 10th Rd., #318, AAA Chris Frey, OF, Colorado, 11th Rd., #327, AAA Jeff Van Houten, OF, Florida, 13th Rd., #396, A Brad Boyer, INF, Seattle, 14th Rd., #413, AAA
2007 (7) Brad Mills, LHP, Toronto, 4th Rd., #145, MLB Daniel Schlereth, LHP, Oakland, 8th Rd., MLB Eric Berger, LHP, Oakland, 9th Rd., #300, AAA Bill Rhinehart, OF/1B, Washington, 11th Rd., #340, AAA C.J. Ziegler, 1B, St. Louis, 37th Rd., #1125, High A Colt Sedbrook, INF, Chicago Cubs, 42nd Rd., #1246, AA David Coulon, LHP, Colorado, 42nd Rd., #1251 2008 (11) Ryan Perry, RHP, Detroit, 1st Rd., #21, MLB Daniel Schlereth, LHP, Arizona, 1st Rd., #26, MLB T.J. Steele, OF, Houston, 4th Rd., #122, AA Jon Gaston, OF, Houston, 7th Rd., #212, AA Eric Berger, LHP, Cleveland, 8th Rd., #261, MLB Mike Colla, RHP, Pittsburgh, 14th Rd., #414, AA David Coulon, LHP, Minnesota 15th Rd., #456 C.J. Ziegler, 1B, San Francisco, 16th Rd., #477, High A Brad Glenn, 3B, Oakland, 17th Rd., #514, AAA Preston Guilmet, RHP, Oakland, 22nd Rd., #664, High A Colt Sedbrook, 2B, St. Louis, 22nd Rd., #665, AA 2009 (5) Jason Stoffel, RHP, San Francisco, 4th Rd., #117, AAA Cory Burns, RHP, Cleveland, 8th Rd., #245, MLB Preston Guilmet, RHP, Cleveland, 9th Rd., #275, High A Dillon Baird, 1B/3B, Los Angeles Angels, 11th Rd., #351, AA Brad Glenn, INF/OF, Toronto, 23rd Rd., #700, AAA 2010 (3) Donn Roach, RHP, Los Angeles Angels, 3rd Rd. #115, AA Bobby Coyle, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers, 10th Rd. #322, AA Steve Selsky, OF, Colorado, 34th Rd., #1040, AA 2011 (8) Kyle Simon, RHP, Baltimore, 4th Rd., #125, AA Bryce Bandilla, LHP, San Francisco, 4th Rd., #147, High A Cole Frenzel, 1B, New York Mets, 7th Rd., #222, A Andy Burns, SS, Toronto, 11th Rd., #349, AA Matt Chaffee, LHP, Atlanta,12th Rd., #386, High A Jett Bandy, C, Los Angeles Angels, 31st Rd., #945, AAA Steve Selsky, OF, Cinncinnati, 33rd Rd., #1015, AA Bryce Ortega, 2B, Washington 41st Rd., #1237, A 2012 (5) Alex Mejia, SS, St. Louis, 4th Rd., #150, RK Rob Refsnyder, 2B, New York Yankees, 5th Rd., #187, High A Kurt Heyer, RHP, St. Louis, 6th Rd., #210, High A Seth Mejias-Brean, 3B, Cincinnatie, 8th Rd., #262, High A Joey Rickard, CF, Tampa Bay, 9th Rd., #302, A 2013 (6) Brandon Dixon, 3B, Los Angeles, 3rd Rd., #92, A Johnny Field, 2B, Tampa Bay, 5th Rd., #158, Low A Konner Wade, RHP, Colorado, 7th Rd., #199, Low A James Farris, RHP, Houston, 15th Rd., #437 Nick Cunningham, RHP, Baltimore, 20th Rd., #609, Low A Augey Bill, LHP, Baltimore, 39th Rd., #1179, Low A OREGON 2012 (3) Aaron Jones, C, Colorado, 18th Rd.,#558, High A Joey Housey, RHP, Cincinnati, 27th Rd., #832, High A Alex Keudell, RHP, Tampa Bay, 27th Rd., #842, High A 2013 (6) Ryon Healy, 1B, Oakland, 3rd Rd., #100, Low A Jimmie Sherfy, RHP, Arizona, 10th Rd., #300, A Cole Wiper, RHP, Texas, 10th Rd., #310, RK J.J. Altobelli, SS, St. Louis, 18th Rd., #545, Low A Christian Jones, LHP, San Francisco, 18th Rd., #552, Low A Brett Thomas, OF, Seattle, 21st Rd., #627, RK 24 players in MLB; 108 total players drafted
2006 (4) Jason Donald, INF, Philadelphia, 3rd Rd., #97, MLB Mark Melancon, RHP, New York Yankees, 9th Rd., #284, MLB Brad Boyer, INF, San Francisco, 13th Rd., #386, AAA Brad Mills, LHP, Toronto, 22nd Rd., MLB
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Jay Uhlman is in his fourth overall season as a member of the Oregon coaching staff and his third season in his current stint as the team’s infield and hitting coach. Uhlman had previously served as UO’s volunteer assistant during the 2010 season before leaving for a full-time position at Kansas.
Jay Uhlman ASSISTANT COACH Fourth Season Nevada, ‘98
THE UHLMAN FILE
ASSISTANT COACH Infielders • Hittters • Third Base
PERSONAL Year at Oregon: Fourth Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif. Wife: Emily • Children: Zoey (8), Kai (5), Sawyer (1) EDUCATION Bachelor’s: Nevada, 1998 COACHING EXPERIENCE OREGON Asst. Coach.................. 2010, 2012-current KANSAS Asst. Coach.............................................. 2011 NEVADA Asst. Coach........................................2002-09 LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE Head Coach.......................................2000-01 Asst. Coach.............................................. 1999
Similar to his responsibilities with the Ducks in 2010, Uhlman instructs the infielders and coaches third base. In addition, Uhlman also assists with recruiting, coaches the hitters, and develops scouting reports. He has also been effective in developing players who have moved on to professional baseball. Uhlman has had 64 of his players drafted with 12 playing Major League Baseball. In his 16 years of coaching experience, 76 of his student-athletes have signed MLB contracts. During Uhlman’s three seasons on the Oregon staff, the Ducks have compiled a 134-59 record (.694), while advancing to the NCAA Tournament during all three seasons. In each of his seasons in Eugene, Oregon has set school records in wins with 40 in 2010, 46 in 2012 and 48 in 2013. Uhlman was instrumental in helping lead the Ducks to their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013, as well as a second-place finish in the Pac-12. Oregon finished ranked in the top 25 of all five major polls, including a No. 15 ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. The Ducks finished 17th in the other four polls. Two of Uhlman’s infielder claimed first-team All-Pac-12 recognition with one earning All-America honors, while a third of his infielders claimed freshman All-America accolades. First baseman Ryon Healy was named Rawlings third-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches of America (ABCA) and first-team all-league before being picked in the third round of the MLB Draft by the Oakland A’s. Shortstop J.J. Altobelli earned first-team All-Pac-12 recognition before he was drafted in the 18th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Mitchell Tolman, who spent time at third base, first base and designated hitter for the Ducks, claimed third-team freshman AllAmerican honors from Louisville Slugger. In Uhlman’s first season back in Eugene, he helped lead the Ducks to within one game of the College World Series in 2012. Oregon finished ranked in the top 25 in all five major college baseball polls, including a No. 10 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Perfect Game poll. UO ended the season 11th in the Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association polls.
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In his return to the Ducks, Oregon improved offensively from the previous season in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, hits and walks per game. UO batted .265 on the season, while finishing with a .370 slugging percentage and a .359 on-base percentage. Two of Uhlman’s infielders, first baseman Healy and second baseman Aaron Payne, earned spots on the honorable mention allconference team in 2012. The native of Redondo Beach, Calif., is a proven run producer at the collegiate level. In 2010, Uhlman worked with the Ducks’ offense, instructing hitters and coaching base runners as UO saw major improvements from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, the Ducks advanced to the elimination game of the Norwich Regional as UO’s offense began to catch up with an impressive pitching staff. With Uhlman’s help, UO improved its batting average from .227 to .292, doubled its run total from 158 to 376, nearly doubled extra-base hits from 84 to 164 and recorded a school-record 73 stolen bases. Oregon improved its record from 14-42 in 2009, to 40-24 in 2010. The 22-game improvement was the second-best recorded in the country since the NCAA began keeping the stat in 1998. Infielders KC Serna, Danny Pulfer and Altobelli each earned Pac-10 honorable mention accolades under Uhlman’s watch. In one season at Kansas in 2011, Uhlman helped second baseman Ka’iana Eldredge earn Big 12 all-conference freshman team honors, batting .268 overall with 26 RBI and 20 runs scored. Uhlman spent eight years (2002-09) as an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack. During his time at Nevada, Uhlman worked with the hitters, infield defense and served as a recruiter for the program. In eight seasons at his alma mater, Uhlman coached three All-Americans, two Western Athletic Conference Players of the Year, two WAC Freshman of the Year and 41 all-conference performers. Serving as Nevada’s third base coach, Uhlman helped the Wolf Pack increase its run production for three consecutive seasons, culminating in 2008 as Nevada averaged 7.0 runs per game. That same season, the Wolf Pack broke the program doubles mark for the second straight year, totaling 143 in 2008 – a mark that led the WAC and ranked 17th in the nation. Uhlman also coached back-to-back WAC batting champions in 2007 (Shaun Kort,
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.390) and 2008 (Jason Rodriguez, .392), while Nevada hit .309 as a team in 2008, ranking second in the conference. A two-year starting shortstop for Nevada (1995 & ‘97), Uhlman returned to his alma mater in 2002 after spending two years as the head coach at Los Angeles Harbor College (2000-01). He compiled a record of 61-22-2 (.729) while at LA Harbor and in 2001 won the Southern California Regional Title and the South Coast Conference Championship. After the 2001 club posted a 36-8-1 record – the second best winning percentage (.818) in the school’s 50-year history – Uhlman also took home South Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors. In his first season (2000) at LA Harbor, the team produced a 25-141 overall record and finished third in the conference with a 15-9 mark. During his tenure at LA Harbor, Uhlman coached two All-Americans, six all-state players, 24 all-conference performers, and a conference pitcher of the year while sending 10 players to professional baseball. Uhlman spent the 1999 season at LA Harbor as an assistant. A graduate of Redondo High School in Redondo Beach, Calif., Uhlman played shortstop for two seasons at LA Harbor College earning all-league honors both seasons. The Seahawks captured two league titles and made two regional appearances during his two seasons. He finished his collegiate career playing shortstop for the Wolf Pack in 1995 and 1997. Starting 54 games his senior season, he batted .358 and helped guide Nevada to the Big West Conference North Division Title and an NCAA Regional berth as the team posted a 39-21 record overall and a 20-10 mark in conference play. Uhlman earned Big West Conference honorable mention honors his senior year and was a member of the Wolf Pack double play combination that led the nation and set a school mark turning 88 double plays in 1997. In 1998, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology from Nevada. Uhlman is married to the former Emily Graff, a graduate of South Eugene High School. The couple has a daughter Zoey (8), and two sons Kai (5) and Sawyer (1), and resides in Eugene.
drafted players list NEVADA ASST. COACH
OREGON ASST. COACH
Jim Brink, RHP Oakland, 25th round, #735, AAA Lyle Overbay, 1B, Arizona, 18th round, #538, MLB Justin Martin, OF, Pittsburgh, 16th round, #482, AA Joe Inglett, 2B, Cleveland, 8th round, #246, MLB Ryan Church, OF, Cleveland, 14th round, #426, MLB Bryan Schultz, RHP, St. Louis, 21st round, #623, A
Justin LaTempa, RHP, Los Angeles Angels, 12th round #384, A Drew Gagnier, RHP, Detroit, 17th round #523, High A Zack Thornton, RHP, Oakland, 23rd round #695, AAA Eddie Rodriguez, C, Florida, 32nd round #977, AA Tyler Anderson, LHP, Colorado, 1st round, #20, A Scott McGough, RHP, LAD, 5th round, #164, AAA Danny Pulfer, INF, Arizona, 19th round, #574, A KC Serna, SS Cleveland, 42nd round, #1268, A Jack Marder, C, Seattle, 16th round, #483, AA Kellen Moen, RHP, Kansas City, 7th round, #216, A Madison Boer, RHP, Minnesota, 2nd round, #87,
L.A. HARBOR HEAD COACH 2000 (1)
Keith Ramsey, LHP, Cincinatti, 11th round, #336, AAA
Travis McAndrews, OF, Arizona, 23rd round, #696, A Carlos Muniz, RHP, NYM, 13th round, #379, MLB Mike Cockrell, INF, Pittsburgh, 33rd round, #989, AA Brian Lockwood, RHP, Tampa Bay, 19th round, #556, AA Charles Talanoa, RHP, Toronto, 14th round, #418, A Jason Vavao, 1B, Cincinnati, 16th round #486, A
NEVADA ASST. COACH 2002 (3)
James Holcomb, RHP, Anaheim, 8th round, #234, AA Darrell Rasner, RHP, Montreal, 2nd round, #46, MLB Jeff Tolotti, OF, St. Louis, 39th round, Low A
KANSAS ASST. COACH
2011 (6) Tanner Poppe, RHP, Milwaukee, 31st round, #932, Rookie TJ Walz, RHP, Oakland, 15th round, #466, AA Colton Murray, Philadelphia, 13th round, #421, A Kevin Kuntz, RHP, Kansas City, 28th round, #834, A Thomas Taylor, RHP, LAD, 26th round, #784, A Alex DeLeon, INF, St. Louis, 23rd round, #695, A
OREGON ASST. COACH
2012 (3) Aaron Jones, C, Colorado, 18th round #558, High A Joey Housey, RHP, Cincinnati, 27th round #832, High A Alex Keudell, RHP, Tampa Bay, 27th round #842, High A
2013 (6) Ryon Healy, 1B, Oakland, 3rd round, #100,A Jimmie Sherfy, RHP, Arizona, 10th round, #300, A Cole Wiper, RHP, Texas, 10th round, #310, A J.J. Altobelli, SS, St. Louis, 18th round, #545, A Christian Jones, LHP, San Francisco, 18th round, #552, A Brett Thomas, OF, Seattle, 21st round, #627, A
12 players in MLB; 64 total players drafted
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, Cleveland, 6th round, #168, MLB Chris Dickerson, OF, Cincinnati, 16th round, #471, MLB Eddie Bonnie, RHP, San Diego, 23rd round, #671, MLB Zak Basch, RHP, Boston, 13th round, #384, A Mateo Miramontes, RHP, NYM, 6th round, #169, A
Chris Gimenez, OF, Cleveland, 19th round, #557th, MLB
Brett Hayes, C, Florida, Suppl., #79, MLB Jacob Butler, OF, Toronto, 8th round, #236, AA Benjamin Mummy, 1B, Cincinnati, 20th round, #602, Rookie
Shawn Scobee, OF, Toronto, 14th round, #420, Low A Tim Schoeninger, RHP, Anaheim, 23rd round, #702, A
Ryan Rodriguez, LHP, Seattle, 17th round, #525, Rookie Matt Refree, Seattle, 24th round, #735, AAA
Rod Scurry, RHP, Colorado, 31st round, #947, A Jason Rodriguez, 3B, Cleveland, 15th round, #471, Low A Matt Bowman, 2B, Oakland 49th round, #1,462, High A Dan Eastham, RHP, Baltimore, 36th round, #1076, A
2009 (4) Tyler Graham, RHP, Kansas City, 22nd round, #659, A Westley Moss, OF, Cleveland, 13th round, #481, A Kevin Rodland, INF, Texas, 34th round, #1036, A Brock Stassi, 1B, Philadelphia, 33rd round
2014 OREGON BASEBALL
2014 OREGON BASEBALL
Dean Stiles is in his third season as the Oregon baseball program’s volunteer assistant coach, assisting head coach George Horton with the team’s pitchers.
Dean Stiles ASSISTANT COACH Third Season Oregon, ‘82
Stiles has been instrumental in the development of one of the top pitching staffs in the nation during his two seasons at Oregon helping lead the team to backto-back postseason appearances. During Stiles’ two seasons working with the Ducks’ pitchers, Oregon has finished in the top 15 in the country with consecutive sub-3.00 ERAs. UO finished last season 14th in the nation with a 2.80 ERA, while ranking 12th in 2012 with a 2.99 ERA. The Ducks have also finished in the top 17 in hits allowed the last two seasons while ranking in the top 22 in WHIP. Oregon’s pitchers have earned well deserved honors under Stiles’ tutelage the last two years. Jimmie Sherfy claimed AllAmerican honors each of Stiles’ two seasons after setting a school record for saves in 2012 and breaking the record in 2013. Alex Keudell earned All-America honors while being named the Pac-12 Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2012, and Tommy Thorpe claimed first-team all-league recognition in 2013. Stiles has helped develop young pitchers quickly allowing them to make an immediate impact on the success of the team. Thorpe and Jake Reed claimed freshman All-America honors in Stiles’ first season, while Cole Irvin and Garrett Cleavinger each were named freshman AllAmericans last year.
THE STILES FILE ASSISTANT COACH Pitchers
Year at Oregon: Third Hometown: Salem, Ore. Wife: Megan Children: Taylor, Chloe, Cooper
EDUCATION Bachelor’s: Oregon, ‘82
OREGON Asst. Coach.............................. 2012-current LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Head Coach............................................. 2011
Stiles’ pitching staff was a key component in the Ducks winning a school-record 48 games in 2013 and advancing to the NCAA Regionals. Oregon lost two of its weekend starters following the 2012 season forcing Stiles to rebuild the rotation. Thorpe, a converted reliever, solidified the Friday night starter position finishing with a teambest 2.16 ERA while giving the Ducks quality starts in 12 of his 16 games pitched. As a freshman, Irvin set a school record with 12 wins while finishing with a 2.48 ERA and quality starts in 12 of his 16 games pitched as well. Reed had 10 quality starts while finishing with a 6-6 record and a 3.50 ERA. Oregon’s bullpen was dominant under Stiles finishing the season with a 2.88 ERA with 201 strikeouts in 203.1 innings pitched. Sherfy was dominant as the team’s closer finishing with a school record 21 saves while going 2-0. Cleavinger may have been the best setup man in college baseball finishing 9-0 with a 1.24 ERA and two saves. Stiles helped lead the Ducks to within one game of the College World Series in 2012 and a then school-record 46 wins. Oregon finished ranked in the top 25 in all five major college baseball polls, including a No. 10 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Perfect Game poll. UO ended the season 11th in the Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association polls.
2014 OREGON BASEBALL
Oregon’s pitching staff excelled under Stiles’ tutelage. Sherfy earned All-America honors, as well as first-team All-Pac-12 recognition, after setting a new school record with 19 saves. His work out of the bullpen made him a finalist for the 2012 NCBWA Stopper of the Year award after he compiled a 5-3 record with a 2.20 ERA. Keudell was also a Golden Spikes Semifinalist after finishing with an 11-5 record and a 2.38 ERA. Freshman starter Reed was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, while claiming honorable mention all-conference honors after finishing the season with an 8-4 record and a 2.92 ERA. Stiles spent the 2011 season as the head coach at Lane Community College in Eugene. The Titans finished the year with a 26-20 overall record, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Tournament after earning the playoff spot by way of a second-place finish in the South Division with a 19-11 record. While at Lane, Stiles also coached Darrell Hunter to first-team All-NWAACC honors as the first baseman led the Titans batting .328 with 29 RBI and 10 home runs. Before accepting the Lane position, Stiles spent the two previous seasons helping build the Oregon program as an administrative assistant. Stiles responsibilities included helping with the Oregon baseball camps and clinics. Prior to his time as an administrative assistant at Oregon, Stiles coached at Tualitin High School (Ore.), Crook County High School (Ore.), Summit High School (Ore.), and St. Joseph High School (Calif.). Stiles has also been a high school administrator, teacher, and coach in Oregon and California for more than 20 years. In addition, Stiles has headed several 16U Junior Olympic Teams and NTIS U.S.A. Baseball teams. He served as the General Manager for the Bend Bandits of the Western Baseball League before co-founding and coaching the Bend Elks of the West Coast League. Stiles played infield at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., before transferring to the University of Oregon and finishing his career with the Ducks. He graduated with a degree in journalism in 1982, and in 1986 completed his secondary education credential at the UO College of Education. He currently resides in Eugene with his wife Megan, sons Taylor and Cooper, and daughter Chloe. Cooper is a member of the Oregon baseball team, while Chloe plays for the women’s basketball team.
2014 OREGON BASEBALL
STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Sixth Season St. John’s ‘04 • Oregon, ‘08
Brett Hambright is in his second season as a student assistant coach at the University of Oregon where he spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons playing catcher.
Luke Emanuel is in his sixth season as director of baseball operations at the University of Oregon.
Hambright helped lead Oregon to within one game of the College World Series during his senior season, while winning a school-record 46 games. With Hambright at catcher, Oregon advanced to the school’s first ever Super Regional in the modern era. UO finished the season ranked in all five polls, including a No. 11 ranking by Baseball America.
A native of Salem, Ore., Emanuel is responsible for coordinating team travel, budget planning, database management, on-campus recruiting and the day-to-day operations of the baseball program. In addition, Emanuel serves as the liaison between the baseball staff and academic services, media relations, marketing, fund-raising, ticketing and the training room staff.
During his two seasons in Eugene, the Ducks were 49-23 when Hambright started behind the plate. The Corona, Calif. native spent one season at Riverside Community College after playing his freshman season at UC Riverside.
Emanuel, who spent a year as a compliance intern at Oregon before switching over to baseball, has previously worked as an intern for a sports agency in Washington D.C. and as an athletic director for a youth sports program in Salem, Ore.
Hambright was selected twice in the Major League Baseball draft, getting picked in the 34th round by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007 and in the 38th round by the Colorado Rockies in 2009.
Emanuel graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2008 and received his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York in 2004.
Hambright is a 2007 graduate of Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, Calif., and his brother (Ryan) is an infielder on the Oregon baseball team.
Emanuel and his wife, Lisa, have a son McCoy (1).
2014 OREGON BASEBALL
2014 OREGON BASEBALL
2014 SUPPORT STAFF
Administrative Asst. Sixth Year
Administrative Asst. First Year
Scott Wooley Student Manager
Equipment Manager Fourth Year
Administrative Asst. First Year
Peak Performance Mental Conditioning
Mitch Karraker Derek Amicone
Assistant Athletic Trainer First Year
2014 OREGON BASEBALL