Approach to Baseball
Ernie considers it his job to develop great baseball athletes. Nothing gives him more pleasure than placing an athlete he has nurtured over a number of years, into a college to play baseball. It is this development focus that is at the core of his program and he measures his success on the success of the players he coaches and their passion for the game.
Like most young boys, baseball became part of his life at 5 years old. Living in Southern California; a hotbed of youth baseball; he played through the Little League system being carefully mentored by his father and older brother. At 13 years old, the decision point for many kids, Ernie followed the Travel baseball route, always playing up to be on the same team as his older brother. His father at this time ran a baseball training facility and Ernie developed his love of baseball by helping train during the off season.
Ernie took his passion for the game of baseball with him to college where he developed his skills, playing for Cerritos College and Cal State Dominguez Hills. Ernie's playing career has taken him around the world, playing in the Japanese baseball league and in Italy.
Ernie realized early on that his real passion was in teaching and helping others learn the game of baseball. He started his coaching career running the CA Rockies in his playing off-season at the Pro's School of Baseball in Walnut CA. He relocated to Northern California in 2000 where he has grown his baseball facility to be one of the leading facilities in the area, achieving major championship victories such as the USTSA Winter Championships. Ernie's extensive experience has enabled him to build significant trust with college scouts and has a high success rate in placement of athletes in college programs.
Born and raised in San Jose,Ca . A 3 year Varsity catcher for Mt.Pleasant High School. Isaiah also attended and started for Gavilan College. Realizing how important and demanding the catcher position is in baseball, Isaiah is dedicated to teach and develop young catchers to be prepared for the next level.
4 year varsity starter at Evergreen Valley High School. Former Bulldog player and after high school played 2 JUCO seasons at Gavilan College.
Coach Luis has been in the program for 2 years now and works with various Bulldog teams. He graduated from Valley Christian High School in 2011 where he led the team with a .348 batting average. He was a pitcher, catcher, and 3rd baseman for the Warriors throughout his high school career. He played for numerous of big travel ball programs growing up. Also played two seasons for the San Jose Pal Giants where he was part of the first team from San Jose to advance to the Zone Championships in Compton, California since 2008.
Coach Luis went on to attend Sonoma State University and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Management). He then attained his Masters Degree in Athletic Administration and Coaching through Concordia University, Irvine. He hopes to become an Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach for a Bay Area High School in the near future.
* Head JV Baseball Coach at Pioneer High School 2017 - Present
* Varsity Catching Coach at Valley Christian High School 2015 - 2016
* Assistant Coach for the San Jose PAL Giants Summer Team 2014 - Present
Pioneer High School (Class of 2012) 1st Team All League 2010, Junior of the year 2011, 1st Team All League 2012 Gavilan College (2013-2015) 1st Team All Conference 2014, JuCo Northern California Pitcher of the year 2015 Virginia Commonwealth University (2016) St. Gregory’s University (2017) 1st Team All Conference 2017, National Pitcher of the Week in April 2017
3 year varsity Baseball player at Mt. Pleasant high school from 2010-2012. In those few years I received several awards such as, Sophomore of the year, 1st team all league, MVP of the ST Division,
Nor Cal High School player of the year, Threw back to back no-hitters, 21-0 season in 2012. I later then attended Gavilán Junior college from 2012-2015. I was very successful as a student athlete and received several awards such as, Pitcher of the year, Nor Cal JUCO player of the year, 2015 Coast Pacific All Conference MVP, in student athlete for the month March award, ABCA/Rawlings gold glove award and
1st team. signed to Cumberland University on a full Scholarship. I was successful there winning the top spot in the starting rotation and the pitcher of the week awards for May 2 2016