C a l C l u b

Coaching Staff

CCB LLC. welcomes individuals who are committed to improving their skills, playing competitively and supporting the CCB mission. We as a program were formed in 2006 with a goal of providing an environment for players that want to improve their skills through quality instruction and also by playing against the best competition that this country has to offer. In addition, we will provide each of our players opportunities to be showcased and to gain exposure to college or professional scouts.
If your goal is to play College or Professional Baseball we will get you there.

Erick Raich

CCB Head Director

Erick is currently the Head Baseball Coach at Westmont High School. Previously, Erick was the Head Coach at De Anza College, Palo Alto 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 CCB, one of the top amateur baseball programs in the country. Under the guidance of Raich, the CCB program has played home to over thousands of young ambitious baseball players looking to advance their careers to the next level. In his time, Raich has helped guide hundreds of baseball players to the college and professional baseball. Most notably, coaching recent World Series champions Joc Pederson during his time at Palo Alto HS and Eric Thames during his time at West Valley College.

Education

West Valley College: AS Degree – Kinesiology
San Jose State University: Kinesiology Major
Concordia University – Irvine:  AA Degree – Liberal Arts
Fresno Pacific University: Master Degree – Physical Education and Kinesiology

Coaching Experience

Head Coach – Westmont High School: Current
Head Coach – De Anza Community College: 2014 – 2019
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

Darius McClelland

CCB Youth Program Head Director

Darius McClelland will be entering his fifth year guiding the CCB Youth Division. In just a short time Darius has grown the youth division into one of the top programs in the country. Darius has helped guide hundreds of players for preparation into the high school ranks along with preparing them for the highest level of competition.

Being a former CCB alumni and part of the programs first class, Darius understand the tradition and sense of pride for players to be part of CCB. With Darius returning back to his amateur roots head director Erick Raich stated ” I could not be happier to have Darius back with CCB to lead one of the most integral pieces of the program in our youth division. Darius was part of the earliest years of CCB and I have no doubt he will do a fantastic job leading our up and coming youth players.”

During his time as a CCB player, Darius helped lead the 2009 class as a left hand pitcher and outfielder. Additionally he played both baseball and basketball at Pinewood High School in Los Altos. After his time at Pinewood, he moved onto play Saint Mary’s College, Canada College and finished up his playing career at Texas Southern University.

Education:

Canada College: AA – Kinesiology
Texas Southern: BA – Kinesiology

Coaching Experience:

Head JV Coach – Archbishop Mitty High School: Currently
Assistant Coach – De Anza College: 2016-2017
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

Sean Hodson

CCB Assistant Director

Sean Hodson will be entering his 7th season with the CCB as the assistant director. Sean has been an integral part of the CCB since he joined the program in 2014 where he started as an assistant coach and since then has held roles as head coach, lead hitting director and now assistant director. Sean has played a huge role in player development and specifically hitting. He has developed into one of the best hitting instructors in the area and following the footsteps of former CCB coach, Donnie Ecker who is now the hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants. When it comes hitting “Sean has an uncanny ability to relate to players on the mechanical and mental side of hitting. I’ve never seen someone so committed to constantly learning about hitting and continuing to progress as a hitting coach,” said Erick Raich.

As a player, Sean attended Gunn High School and after graduating moved onto play at Seattle University and West Valley College. After his playing career ended, Sean started his coaching career at Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School as a varsity assistant coach. In 2016, Sean became the head varsity baseball coach at Saratoga High School where he helped lead the Falcons to a league title in 2018.

Education:

Seattle University
West Valley College
Palo Alto University

Coaching Experience:

Saratoga High School – Currently
Gunn High School – Assistant (2015-2016)
Palo Alto High School – Assistant (2014)

Playing Experience:

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

Amador Delgado

CCB 2023 Grads – Program Director

Amador Delgado joined the CCB program in summer of 2018 and brings 22 years of coaching experience with him. His coaching career started with the San Jose PAL Blaze where he helped lead the program to a Palomino League World Series Championship and numerous appearances to the Palomino World Series. After a great stint coaching the San Jose PAL Blaze, Amador decided to move to the travel team circuit with the CAB Soldiers which consisted of numerous D1 talent from all over the country. During his coaching career, Amador has coached hundreds of players that have continued their careers at the college and professional levels. Most recently the 2020 MLB #1 overall pick – Spencer Torkelson (Detroit Tigers).

Since joining CCB, Amador has continued his coaching success as the 2021 Grads Program Director. During his time leading the 2021 Division, Amador’s teams have won numerous tournaments and most notably the Perfect Game MLK West and Under Armour Southwest Championships. More importantly, Amador has been instrumental in the player development aspect and helping guide players on their quest for playing at the next level.

From head director, Erick Raich “When it comes to putting together a quality overall experience for players, there is not a better person in the game than Amador. He has an uncanny ability to continuously put competitive teams on the field while not sacrificing each players development and overall experience. The 2021 group was one of the most talent groups to ever come through the CCB program and by far the tightest knit group chemistry wise. There is no doubt that is attributed to Amador’s leadership and commitment to the group.”

With the 2021 group graduating, Amador will be now leading the 2023 grads program as their head director. We look forward to his leadership with the group and continued success on the field and player development.

Coaching Experience

San Jose PAL
CAB Soldiers Baseball

Brian Market

CCB Player Development Coordinator

Brian bring a wealth of knowledge to the CCB Program along with numerous years of experience coaching in the travel ball circuit. Brian got his start coaching in the Los Gatos PONY League system and moved up to coaching at Los Gatos High School. During his time at Los Gatos High School, Brian’s talents were noticed by Norcal Baseball who brought him on board to coach their 15u and 16u teams. During his coaching career, Brian has coached numerous MLB, professional and collegiate players. Most notably, in the 2020 MLB Draft with #1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson (Detriot Tigers) and #26 overall Tyler Soderstom (Oakland A’s).

Brian is well known for his uncanny ability to develop players and aggressive base running approach. There is no one better in the game finding ways to apply pressure to opposing teams. Whether it is attacking teams with short game or base running, Brian is constantly finding ways to make opposing teams adjust to his teams offensive execution.

Head Director, Erick Raich said “In 2018, when Brian gave me notice he wanted to join the CCB program I was ecstatic. He was a coach that I had been waiting a long time to come aboard with the CCB, and now that he is part of the program I can see why he is a highly sought after coach. In all my years of coaching, I have never seen someone better that Brian at putting pressure on opposing teams in all aspects of the game. From a player development standpoint, I think his resume speaks for itself with the amount of MLB players and professional players he has coached over the years.

Brian has been recently hired as the head baseball coach at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward and no doubtfully will turn the program into a perennially top program in the North Coast Section.

Coaching Experience:

Head Coach: Moreau Catholic High School
Head Coach: CAB Soldiers
Head Coach: Norcal Baseball
Head JV Coach: Saratoga High School
Head JV Coach: Los Gatos High School
Assistant Coach: Ohlone College

Kevin Rojko

CCB 2022 Grads – Program Director

Kevin will be entering his seventh season with CCB and recently named the 2022 grads program director. Kevin joined the CCB  program in 2014 where he started as an assistant coach and was promoted to head coach in 2019. As a head coach, Kevin help lead his teams to top finishes in the USA Baseball Championships and Perfect Game World Series Tournament. He played integral role in player development and coached notable players such as recent MLB draft pick, Petey Halpin (Cleveland Indians) and other notable national prospects such as Drew Dowd (Stanford), Joey Schott (Baylor), Tommy Troy (Stanford).

Kevin is a local product and former CCB alum that was a player on the very first CCB team in 2006. As a player, Kevin had a great career and was extremely versatile playing infield, outfield and pitching. Kevin played at Pioneer High School and was a three year letter winner and all leaguer performer. After Kevin graduated from Pioneer High School, he moved on to play at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where he started for two years in the outfield and was an all conference performer. After receiving his AA Degree at from Cabrillo College, Kevin received a scholarship to play at Villanova University where he received his bachelors degree. We are extremely happy to have Kevin back with CCB and giving back to the program where he started.

Head Director, Erick Raich said “When Kevin contacted me about wanting to come back to coach for CCB it was a no brainer to bring him aboard. In my years of coaching I have never had a player with more baseball IQ than Kevin. His feel for the game and ability to assess is like no young coach I’ve had come through the program. He has worked with some extremely talented players in his time with the program and helped them progress in all aspects of their game.

Kevin will be the 2022 grads program director along with 2024 assistant director. We are excited to watch out next group of talent emerge with his leadership.

Education:

Cabrillo College: AA Degree
Villanova University: BA Degree

Coaching Experience:

CCB: 2015 – Present

Playing Experience

Pioneer High School: 2007 – 2010
Cabrillo College: 2011-2012
Villanova University: 2013-2014

Jeremy Advincula

CCB Pitching Coordinator

Jeremy will be entering his 6th season with CCB as head pitching coordinator and brings twenty plus years of coaching experience with him. He has had coaching stints at Overfelt High School, Leland High School, West Valley College and is currently the assistant/pitching coach at Archbishop Mitty High School. During his time at Archbishop Mitty, Jeremy coached future first round draft picks Kris Bubic (Kansas City Royals) and Nick Yorke (Boston Red Sox). Jeremy made his first stint in the travel circuit with Norcal Baseball helping lead them to a USA Baseball Championship and coaching current MLB standout Brandon Crawford. During his time on the travel ball and high school circuit, Jeremy has helped players at all levels develop their pitching skills and progress to the next level.

Head Director, Erick Raich first met Jeremy during their time as assistant coaches at West Valley College. “After knowing Jeremy for all of these years I have never met someone who get so much out of his players. His energy and positive nature is contagious and his players feed off it. To see the resume of pitchers he has helped developed in his career and how many pitchers continue be top of their class under his tutelage it not a surprise why players flock to him.”

Prior to getting into coaching. Jeremy played his college baseball at San Jose City College and Monterey Peninsula College. After an outstanding junior college career, Jeremy moved onto to play at San Jose State University for hall of fame coach Sam Piraro. Additionally, he has continued playing in the San Jose MSBL for the San Jose Tigers and participating in national championships as a player.

Education:

San Jose City College: Kinesiology
Monterey Peninsula College: AS Degree – Kinesiology
San Jose State University: BS Degree – Kinesiology

Coaching Experience:

Assistant/Pitching Coach: Archbishop Mitty High School
Assistant/Pitching Coach: West Valley College
Assistant/Pitching Coach: Leland High School
Head Varsity Coach: Overfelt High School

Playing Experience

San Jose City College
Monterey Peninsula College
San Jose State University

Justin Edgar

Coach/Instructor

Justin will be entering his 3rd season with CCB and joined the program in 2019 as an assistant coach for the 2022 grads group. During his time with CCB, Justin has worked primarily with pitchers and hitters. However he has been able to bring a valuable sense of coaching versatility to the program helping with the sports psychology side of baseball.

Head Director, Erick Raich said “Justin is someone that has truly developed as a coach. He was an outstanding player and it’s been fun to see him continue to grow. He has continued to get more confident as a leader on the baseball field and has found a really good niche relating to current players. He understands the psychology of taking failure and finding a positive from it.”

Justin played at Westmont High School where he was a 1st Baseman and Pitcher. After his time at Westmont, Justin moved onto play at West Valley College and De Anza College. During Justin’s sophomore season at De Anza College he was selected as a 2nd Team All Coast Conference – 1st Baseman. In addition to playing 1st Base at De Anza College, Justin was a starting pitcher who lead the state in starts for the 2015 season. After De Anza College, Justin transferred to play at Biola University. Being a two way player in college, Justin brings great knowledge to both the offensive and defensive sides of baseball.

Currently, Justin is the head assistant coach for his alma mater Westmont High School after previously serving as an assistant coach at De Anza College.

Education:

De Anza Community College: AA Degree
Biola University
Palo Alto University: BA Degree

Coaching Experience:

Head Assistant Coach: Westmont High School
Assistant Coach: De Anza College

Playing Experience

West Valley College
De Anza College
Biola University

John Worden

Collegiate Program Director

John Worden will be back with CCB for his 10th season as the collegiate program director and brings over forty years of coaching experience. In 2011, John led the CCB Legends to their first West Zone appearance leading them to the championship and moving onto the Palomino World Series. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, John moved the Legends to the Connie Mack League and again led them to Western Regional appearances each of those years. In 2017, John brought the Legends back to Palomino for another shot at the World Series title, and was able to bring home the World Series Championship led by Kanoa Pagan (San Francisco Giants) and Tanner Murray (Tampa Bay Rays).

Head Director, Erick Raich said ” There is no one in baseball that creates a more fun baseball environment that John Worden. My most memorable playing days were with him as my coach and I know every single player who has played for him feels the exact same about him. He’s able to keep things serious but allows his players to relax. I personally have learned so much from him about about managing side of baseball and how to allow players to be who they are and not change what makes them great.”

Prior to going CCB, John had coaching stints at Blackford High School, Saratoga High School and San Jose City College. As the head assistant coach for Saratoga High School, John helped lead the Falcons to their first and only Central Coast Section title in 1999.

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 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 the CCB program.

Coaching Experience:

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

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, Mission College, De Anza College along with Saratoga High School and Palo Alto 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 has been regarded as 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.
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