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Back-to-back Baseball Champions

Phoenix Christian Head Baseball Coach Mark Band
Photograph by Max Prep

In 15 seasons with Coach Band, the overall PC Baseball W-L record is 257-148-2.

Phoenix Christian joined the list of the 8 Arizona high schools who have won at least four state titles in baseball since 1985 with our 2A State Baseball Title in 2018! Under the coaching of Danny Jacques, the Cougars won 2A baseball in 1998 and 2003 and under the current Coaching of Mark Band, the Cougars won back-to-back state championships in 2017 and 2018. Steven Cochran, senior at PC, pitched the winning inning two years in a row. The Cougars defeated San Tan Foothills in the 10th inning, 6-4. “It was certainly a nail biter,” noted Jeff Blake, Superintendent. “I admire and respect Coach Band more than he knows and am so proud of our boys!” 

Steven Cochran, Senior, Back-to-back winning pitcher
Photograph by Patrick Breen, AZ Central

Over the most recent THREE seasons (‘16, ‘17, ‘18), teams have an impressive 74-16 win-loss record.