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Bob Kittle, Head Coach

Coach Kittle begins his 6th 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 5 years, the Hawks have been to the playoffs 4 straight years (1st time in school history), winning a conference title in 2013 and 2014, as well as and advancing to the Super Regionals in 2013 and 2014

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 14 years Tami and his daughters Jordan and Taylor.


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Mike DiTano, Pitching Coach

Coach DiTano begins his 6th year at Cabrillo. Coach D coached with @ Santa Cruz High for 25 years under 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.


George Arnott, Catchers and Offensive Coordinator

Coach Arnott begins his 2nd Season w/ Cabrillo.  George was the head coach at Santa Cruz Hs last season, after being an assitant there under Coach Kittle for 6 years. George has deep roots in Santa Cruz Co, having played at Santa Cruz HS, Cabrillo and Gonzaga Univ.  After his career at Gonzaga, George played in the Marlins organization and the Northern League.

George owns a moving company, Rational Moving, and resides in Santa Cruz with his wife Abby, and his kids Rocco, Georgia and Emmet.



Dylan Gavin, Asst Coach (Infield Coach), Academic Advisor

Coach Gavin will be in his 3rd year with the Hawks. Dylan was part of the 1st recruiting class for the Univ of Oregon, where he also rec'd the academic award for their players. Dylan was a member of the San Luis Blues summer team and was an all star there.

Coach Gavin played for Coach Kittle @ Santa Cruz High, where he was a 3 year starter and 3 time all league member.  Dylan lives in Capitola and is single.


Anthony Austin, Asst. Coach/Recruiting

Coach Austin begins his 3rd season for the Hawks. Anthony will be the 1st base coach and will be in charge of the field and a huge part of recruiting for the Hawks.

Coach Austin graduated from Live Oak HS and earned his AA while playing for the Hawks as a 1st team conference player. Anthony resides in Capitola and is single.


Jeff Pritchard, Offensive Coordinator

Coach Pritchard joins the Hawks for his 1st season, as he will be responsible for the entire offense. Pritch's resume is large: he played at Hancock JC and USF. 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 (5) and Tanner (2).


Nick Silvestri, Strength and Conditioning

Coach Silvestri is in his first year with Cabrillo Baseball and is in charge of the strength and conditioning for the position players.  Nick has a Bachelors degree from UC Berkeley and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.  Nick grew up in Watsonville where he developed his passion for sports related physical fitness. 

Nick is single, and resides in Watsonville.



Jerry Skolnick, Dugout Manager

Jerry begins his 3rd year with the Hawks. Jerry serves as a motivation leader and goodluck charm here at Cabrillo. Jerry is currently a junior at Santa Cruz high school. 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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