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Bob Kittle, Head Coach, Infielders

Coach Kittle begins his 8th year as the Head Coach at Cabrillo College. For 13 years from 1997-2009, Coach Kittle was the Head Coach at Santa Cruz High School. In the last 7 years, the Hawks have been to the playoffs 6 straight years, winning a conference titles in 2013, 2014, 2016, as well as and advancing to the Super Regionals in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

At Santa Cruz High, the Cardinals won 8 league titles, had 3 appearances in the CCS Finals and won 1 CCS title.  During the 13 years, 47 players went on to play 4 year college baseball, w 12 earning Div 1 scholarships. 

Prior to Santa Cruz High, Kittle coached at Downey (CA) HS from 1994-96, coaching football, basketball and baseball.  In 1993, Kittle assisted at Whittier College as the hitting coach. He was also an assistant coach at Springfield College (MA), while earning his Masters degree.  Coach Kittle played 4 years at Whittier College as a 1st/3rd basemen.

Coach Kittle earned his B.A. (History) from Whittier College in 1991 and his M.Ed  (Sports Management) from Springfield College in 1992.  He resides in Ben Lomond with his wife of 16 years Tami and his daughters Jordan and Taylor.

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Mike DiTano, Co-Assoc Head Coach, Pitching Coach, Media Relations

Coach DiTano begins his 8th year at Cabrillo. Coach D coached @ Santa Cruz High for 25 years with Coach Bill Dodge and Coach Kittle. Mike also graduated from Santa Cruz High and played for legendary Coach Dodge.

Mike attended and played at Cabrillo College prior to becoming a firefighter and is currently a fire training chief for the city of Santa Cruz.  He resides in Santa Cruz with his wife Joleene and son Kevin.

Jeff Pritchard, Co-Assoc Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Catchers

Coach Pritchard joins the Hawks for his 3rd season, as he will be responsible for the entire offense. Pritch's resume is large: he played at Hancock JC and USF. Played professionally and coached at Sf St (02-05), Cal (06), Santa Clara (07) and was recruiting coordinator and hitting coach at San Jose St (08-12).

Pritch graduated from RLS and USF and earned his Masters in English from Sf St. Pritch resides in San Jose with his wife Carrie and two children Peyton (7) and Tanner (4).

 

Art Hunsdorfer, Co-Assoc Head Coach, Outfield, 3rd base coach, Community Liason

Coach Huntsdorfer returns for his 2nd season after 30 years of coaching at the HS level and the last 21 years as the head coach at Salinas HS.

At Salinas, his teams made the CCS Playoffs for 18 of the 21 years with 66 College players 10 professional players and 3 Major Leaguers.

Coach Hunstdorfer earned his BA and MA from Fresno St and also carries a Doctorate degree.  Art lives in Salinas with wife Jennifer and has four kids, Julianne, Christopher, Nathaniel, and Alanah.

 

Zach Settles, Asst Pitching Coach

Zach enters his 1st year assisting the Hawks. ZAch was a 2 year player and 1st team all Conference pitcher for the Hawks, going 8-1 w a 2.34 ERA his sophmore campaign.  He continued on to play 2 years at New Mexico Highlands.

Zach is a single and lives in Felton.

 

 

Matt Horton, Infield asst, Bunt game Specialist, Baserunning Coordinator

Matt returns to his home at Cabrillo and begins his 1st year with the Hawks coaching staff.  Matt was the starting SS for the Hawks in 2011-12, as he was the leader of the resurgence of Cabrillo Baseball.  Matt went on to play at Concordia Univ (CA) where he played 2 years and earned his degree in business.

Matt is single and resides in Los Gatos.

 

 
 

Nic Silvestri, Strength Coordinator

Nic returns for his 3rd season with the Hawks and is a key part of the Cabrillo baseball success. 

Nic is also a National Power Lifter and is completing his Masters in Strength and Conditioning currently.

Nic is single and resides in Watsonville

 

 

Charlie Parker, Speed and Agility Coordinator

Charlie begins his 3rd year with the Hawks baseball program. Charlie has been a speed, agility and conditioning consultant for Cabrillo atheltics since 1996.

Charlie has 7 Speed, Agility and Condtioning certifications around the world. He also has been a presenter for USA football clinics for 9 years, which include London, Canada, and Japan.

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Jerry Skolnik, Dugout Manager

Jerry begins his 5th year with the Hawks. Jerry serves as a motivation leader and goodluck charm here at Cabrillo. Jerry is currently a student at Cabrillo. In 2014, Jerry was in Maui working with Baldwin high school and their sports programs. He is an awesome kid with and even bigger heart who enjoys being at the ball field and around the guys

He currently resides in Santa Cruz, California and is single.

 

 

 
     
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