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Erick Raich 

Head Director of California Club Baseball

Erick is currently the Head Baseball Coach at De Anza Community College. Prior to being appointed Head Coach at De Anza, Erick was the Head Coach at Palo Atlto High School and an Assistant Coach at perennial powerhouse West Valley College in Saratoga. While at West Valley College, Erick was the Outfield / Hitting / 1st Base Coach and had the opportunity to work under Hall of Fame Coach Mike Perez. During his coaching tenure at WVC, Erick had a vision of taking the best young talent to compete at a national level, all while providing instruction and training these players at the highest level possible. This vision became California Club Baseball, one of the top amateur baseball programs in the country.  

Former Associate Scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Coaching Experience:

Head Coach - De Anza Community College: Current
Head Coach - Palo Alto High School: 2010 - 2014
Head Coach - CCB 16u 2010 USA Baseball Champions
Assistant Coach - West Valley College: 2004 - 2007
2010 Mercury News Coach of the Year
2010 & 2011 Daily News Coach of the Year 

Playing Experience:

Saratoga High School: 1999 CCS Champions
West Valley College: 2002, 2003 Coast Conference Champions
1st Team All SCVAL Player: 1999, 2000
All Coast Conference Player: 2003
All Mercury News Selection: 2000
 


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Kris Hesenflow 

Assistant Director

Kris is currently the Head Assistant Coach for De Anza Community College.  In 2010 his pitching staff at Willow Glen HS led the CCS in ERA, Strikeouts and Total Consecutive Wins (27). Prior to Willow Glen, Kris was the Head Assistant Coach at Prospect High School in Saratoga where he was in charge of handling everyday practices and running the team. Kris is an alumnus of Prospect High School where he played baseball. While a student/athlete at Prospect Kris played pitcher and catcher and was an All BVAL Selection in 1999 and 2000. From Prospect, Kris moved his playing career onto West Valley College where he was the closer and helped them to a Coast Conference Championship in 2001. His ability to relate to players and push them to their highest level makes Kris a phenomenal coach. CCB’s success is a direct result of Coach Hesenflow’s dedication and hard work. 

 

Coaching Experience:

Head Assistant Coach - De Anza Community College: Current
Head Assistant Coach - Palo Alto High School: 2013 - 2014
Pitching Coach: Willow Glen High School - 2009 - 2012
Head Assistant Coach: Prospect High School - 2004 - 2008

 

Playing Experience:

Prospect High School: 1997 - 2000
West Valley College: 2000 - 2002
All BVAL Selection: 1999, 2000
All Mercury News Selection: 2000

 


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Darius McClelland

Youth Program Head Director

Darius, a CCB alum, brings a wealth of baseball knowledge along with a tremendous track record for developing baseball players.

Coaching Experience:

Assistant Coach - De Anza Community College: Currently
Founder of Sudden Impact Baseball
Pinewood High School Assistant Baseball Coach
Pinewood High School Strength and Conditioning Coach
Texas Rebels Nations Baseball Head Coach 12-18u

Playing Experience:

Pinewood High School WBAL League MVP/Pitcher of the Year
Cañada College 2011 Second Team All Conference
Texas Southern University 2012-2014
2014 South Western Athletic Conference leading ERA
April 2014 SWAC Player of the Month

 


Assistant Coach - De Anza Community College: Currently

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Donnie Ecker 

Head of Player Development and Scouting

Donnie is currently a Coach/Instructor for the St Louis Cardinals Organization. Prior to joining the Cardinals Organization, Donnie was the Head Coach at Los Altos High School from 2013 - 2014. Before his coaching career started Donnie was a standout athlete in football, basketball, baseball, and had a great college career at Santa Clara University and Long Beach State. After his prep career Donnie played professional baseball for five seasons, three with the Texas Rangers, and two internationally. After finishing his professional career Donnie has moved onto helping younger athletes reach their full potential and helping guide them onto the next level by through his education in sports psychology, strength and conditioning, and his own personal experience on the field.

 

Coaching Experience:

Coach/Instructor - St Louis Cardinals: Currently
Assistant Coach - Bakersfield Community College
Head Baseball Coach - Los Altos High School: 2013 - 2014
Head Assistant Coach - Los Altos High School: 2011 - 2012 

 

Playing Experience:

Los Altos High School - 2001-2004
All League Player at LAHS in 2002, 2003 and League MVP in 2004
Long Beach State - 2005
Santa Clara University - 2006
Drafted by the Reds in the 28th Round in 2004 and Rangers in 2007

 


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Frank Payton 

COLT Program Director

Frank is currently our COLT Program Director and has won an unprecedented Four COLT World Series Championships. Frank played his prep baseball here in the South Bay at Wilcox High School where he starred on the baseball diamond and football field. After a great career at Wilcox High School, Frank moved onto Mission College where he played Middle Infield for legendary coach Sam Piraro. As a coach, Frank brings great enthusiasm and has a great passion for working with players. He is a devoted coach and does a tremendous job recruiting for our program.

 

Coaching Experience:

Head Coach - CCB Legends: Currently
Assistant Coach - Mission College: 2012 - 2014

 


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John Worden 

Connie Mack/College Team Director

Coach Worden brought himself out of retirement back in 2010 and is back onto the baseball field. With a great coaching background, and many of championships won as a coach, Coach Worden is back at the helm as the Connie Mack/College Team Head Coach. In his coaching tenure at Saratoga High School, Coach Worden helped lead Saratoga High School to its 1st CCS Title ever. In addition to that championship, John brought home the first ever Palomino Regional Championship to Saratoga while coming one game away from bringing them to the World Series. Lastly, John was the Manager for the San Jose Tigers and brought home a National Championship to San Jose in 2006. John brings a professional approach to CCB and is a perfect fit with the Connie Mack/College Team players and their development in preparing for College.

 


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Brian "Boomer" Richer 

Instructor/Coach

Boomer is one of the best in the business at developing baseball players and has helped develop many of the top players here in the Bay Area. He is a tremendous coach in all aspects of the game with tremendous expertise in coaching Catchers, Pitchers and Hitters. Boomer attended Santa Teresa High School where he caught for 3 years under Head Coach Steve Beaulieu and was an All League performer there. After Santa Teresa, he moved onto play at West Valley College as a catcher and was part of a Coast Conference Championship in 2006. 

Coaching Experience:

Assistant Coach - De Anza Community College: Currently
Head Assistant Coach - Los Altos High School: 2014
Assistant Coach - West Valley College: 2009-2013

Playing Experience:

Santa Teresa High School: 2000 - 2004
West Valley College: 2005 - 2008
All BVAL Selection

 


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Nick Rossetta 

Coach/Instructor

Nick is an alumni of the CCB Program and has come back to spread his knowledge with our up and coming players. Prior to his coaching career Nick was a standout Infielder/Pitcher at Branham High School in San Jose. During his time at Branham, Nick was a four year Varsity Player and was named to the BVAL All League Team in his Junior and Senior Season. In addition to being an All League performer, Nick was honored as the Junior of the Year for his league in 2009. After a great career at Branham High School, Nick moved onto play at San Jose State University before transferring to Cabrillo College for his Sophomore Season for Coach Bob Kittle. After a strong season at Cabrillo College, Nick earned a scholarship to play for Coach Troy Buckley at Long Beach State as a pitcher. 

 

Coaching Experience:

Coach/Instructor - CCB: Currently
Assistant Coach - Branham High School: Currently

 

Playing Experience:

Branham High School: 2007 - 2010
San Jose State University: 2011
Cabrillo College: 2012
Long Beach State: 2013 - 2014

 


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David Newton

Instructor/Coach

David Newton is currently an assistant coach at Mission College in Santa Clara. David had quite the prep career playing for Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill. In his time at Live Oak, David was a 2 time all league selection and a All Mercury News Selection in 2004. After  his time at Live Oak High School David moved onto play at West Valley College and was a 2 time All Conference Selection as a closer. After two great years at West Valley David was selected in the 2006 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants and received Arizona League Postseason Honors at Top Pitcher. After four very good years in the Giants Organization unfortunately David blew out his UCL for a 2nd time bringing his outstanding playing career to a end.

Coaching Experience:

Assistant Coach - Mission College: Current

 

Playing Experience:

Live Oak High School
West Valley College: 2006 Coast Conference Champions
Selected by San Francisco Giants: 2006
All Coast Conference Player: 2005 & 2006

 


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Sean Hodson

Instructor/Coach

Sean is currently an Assistant Coach at Gunn High School, and has been coaching numerous CCB teams and clinics since 2013. Sean believes that baseball should be fun, but only when played with class and a competitive edge. He is not concerned with personal accolades, but rather seeing each player develop individually, maximizing their own potential and creating a lifelong baseball fan.

Coaching Experience:

Gunn High School - Assistant (Current)
Palo Alto High School - Assistant (2014)
CCB - Head Coach/Roaming Instructor (2013-Current)
Palo Alto Little League - Roaming Instructor (2010-Current)

 

Playing Experience:

West Valley College (2013)
Seattle University Club (2011-2012)
Gunn High School (2009 graduate)


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Drake Swezey

14u Head Coach

Drake played his high school baseball at Palo Alto High School where he received 1st Team All League Honors as both a Junior and Senior. Drake helped lead Palo Alto to their first ever CCS Championship in 2011 recording the win in the championship game. After his career at Palo Alto Drake received a scholarship to play at Santa Clara University. After his first season at Drake unfortunately injured his shoulder and ended his playing career.

Coaching Experience:

Assistant Coach - Palo Alto High School: Current

 

Playing Experience:

Palo Alto High School: 2011 CCS D1 Champions
1st Team All SCVAL Player: 2010, 2011
Santa Clara University: 2012

 


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John Hutchings 

Coach

Coach Hutch brings a wealth of knowledge to the CCB Program. He is currently an Assistant Coach at Willow Glen High School and has helped develop numerous players throughout his career. John was part of the Willow Glen Coaching Staff in 2013 when they won the CCS Division 2 Title over heavily favored St Ignatius. John was also instrumental in his time at Willow Glen helping develop John Riley as a catcher who was drafted and signed with the San Francisco Giants in 2013. 

 

Coaching Experience:

Assistant Coach - Willow Glen High School: Currently
Assistant Coach - CCB Upper Division: Currently

 


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Rick Raich 

Head Roving Instructor

Rick has plenty of playing and coaching experience, having coached at Santa Clara University, San Jose City College, West Valley College, and Saratoga High School. Rick's playing career started at Willow Glen High School in San Jose. Following his high School years, he then went on to play his college baseball at San Jose City College under legendary coach John Oldham and Fresno State University. After his College career, Rick signed a Professional contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and spent 5 years in Professional baseball. He has coached over 40 players who have gone on to play professional baseball, including Dave Righetti, Dave Steib, Scott Erickson, and Mike McFarland. Rick is one of the top pitching coaches in the nation. As such he is a very meticulous and detail-oriented coach and will bring those qualities to work with all players in our program. We are fortunate to have a coach with a much knowledge and background as Rick.