FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
MORAGA, Calif. – Saint Mary’s head baseball coach Jedd Soto announced today the hiring of Tony Dress to the Saint Mary’s College coaching staff. He will be filling the position of volunteer assistant coach for the Gaels.
“We are very fortunate have Coach Dress on our team. He brings a ton of experience, energy and enthusiasm to our club and will be a huge asset to us in a lot of ways,” said Soto. “Tony has been a coach for a long time and will immediately add to the synergy of our group.”
Tony Dress is a Concord, California native and a Clayton resident. He held the position of head baseball coach at San Francisco State University from 2007 to 2009. In 2008, he coached two All-CCAA team selections. Prior to SFSU he was head baseball coach at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California for three years (2004-2006). Under Dress’ leadership, the LMC Mustangs made it to their first home playoff game in 16 years. That season, the Los Medanos College Baseball team finished in the top three in the state of California in hits, stolen bases, batting average and doubles. Dress also coached at Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California from 2001-2003. He turned a last place program into a winning program within 18 months. Prior to his tenure at Acalanes, Dress served as the Assistant to the General Manager of the Wichita Wranglers, Double A-affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, and the National Baseball Congress.
After College, Dress spent four years as Game Development Coordinator for Major League Baseball International in Norway, Sweden, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. Prior, Dress played baseball in college at Chico State University between 1991-1993. During that period Dress earned his degree in Speech Communication, captured the team’s Most Valuable Player Award and was named Most Outstanding Hitter in 1993.
Dress has spent the last two years building an international sport tour company called Northern Light Sports International. NLSI was developed to give student-athletes from around the country the opportunity to compete and experience different cultures from other parts of the world.
Tony and his wife, Shelly, have been married for 12 years. They have two boys, Jack (6) and Luke (5), and are expecting a third son in November.