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Mark O’Brien named Associate Head Coach at San Jose State


Former San Jose State infielder and team captain Mark O’Brien is returning to his alma mater as associate head coach. Head coach Sam Piraro made the announcement.

O’Brien makes the short trip over to San Jose State from Santa Clara University, where he was the head coach of the Broncos for the past 10 seasons. O’Brien posted 258 wins at the helm of the Santa Clara program, becoming only the third coach in the 125-year history of the team to reach the 200-win milestone. Continue reading


Dan O’Brien named Head Coach at Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. –A two-time Division II National Coach of the Year, Santa Clara University announced Thurs., June 30 it has hired Dan O’Brien as the new Bronco head baseball coach. O’Brien has spent the last 14 seasons as the head coach at UC San Diego, building that program into one of the premier programs at the NCAA Division II level. Dan O’Brien, the 36th head coach in school history in a baseball program that dates back to 1883, replaces Mark O’Brien after he stepped down in early June after 10 years at the Bronco helm. Continue reading


Foley’s Quick Hits for March 22nd

Here are some of my thoughts from action on March 22nd. Continue reading


Foley’s Quick Hits from Feb. 18th

The first day of College Baseball is in the books with some interesting results. The season isn’t a sprint but a bad start to the season could always affect your chances at making the NCAA Baseball Tournament in May. All of the top 35 teams were scheduled to be in action but number nine ranked Cal-State Fullerton was rained out at Long Beach State. The only ranked matchup was between the Stanford Cardinal who visited the Rice Owls. Here are some of my thoughts on the first night of action in College Baseball. I will try to do these every night throughout the season especially on weekends. If I missed a great performance or a great storyline please leave your comments below. Continue reading


2011 West Coast Conference Coaches Poll

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – With the first pitch of the 2011 season barely a week away, the University of San Diego is a unanimous selection to repeat as the West Coast Conference champions, garnering all seven possible first place votes and 49 points in a preseason poll of the eight WCC head coaches, announced Thursday. The conference also announced its preseason all-conference team, as voted on by the head coaches. Continue reading


2011 Bay Area Media Day

The 2011 Bay Area Media Day is set to begin today at 2pm Eastern/11 am Pacific at Stanford University. The teams featured including the host Cardinal are California, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s and San Francisco. The entire media day will be streamed live through Stanford’s athletic site which can be check out by clicking here.

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2011 CBD Season Preview: West Coast Conference

The West Coast Conference was dominated in 2010 by the San Diego Toreros who has a 19-2 conference record as they got the conference’s automatic bid into the postseason. They ended up getting sent to the Arizona State Regional where they went a disappointing 1-2 with both losses to Hawaii and the victory coming over Milwaukee. Portland came in second place in the conference with a 14-7 record while Pepperdine came in third at 12-9. San Francisco came in fourth at 10-11. There was a three way tie at fifth place at 8-13 with Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga. Rounding out the conference was Loyola Marymount who went 5-16.

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Santa Clara releases 2011 Schedule


SantaClaraBaseballSanta Clara, Calif.- Santa Clara baseball announced its 2011 schedule this week as the team starts fall baseball activities. The Broncos non-conference schedule is highlighted with series against South Carolina, Minnesota, Cal-State Bakersfield, Cal Poly, and Brown University.

SCU opens up the season on the road in Columbia, South Carolina when it takes on the 2010 College World Series champions in a three-game series against the Gamecocks.

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Easton Baseball Media Days Coaches Interviews

The Easton California College Baseball Media Days were recently held on January 22nd in Southern California and January 26th in Northern California. Each coach who attended did an interview with CollegeBaseballToday.com’s Eric Sorenson to discuss the upcoming season. Click on the respective coach to listen to the full interview from the events.

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