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MEET OUR COACHES

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Wesley Shaw - Head Coach

Education:

  • B.S. Petroleum Engineering - The University of Tulsa

  • M.S. Petroleum Engineering - The University of Tulsa

  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instructional Design - American University

  • PhD. Petroleum Engineering - University of Southern California

Coaching:

  • 26 years at the collegiate level (JUCO, university)

  • 12 years at the interscholastic level (high school)

 

Professional Scouting:

  • 5 years - Regional Scouting Supervisor

  • 2 years - Area Scout

Personal/Family:

  • Widower *2021 (wife: Sherry - 52 years together)

  • 3 Sons

  • 11 Grandchildren (7 Granddaughters, 4 Grandsons)

  • 1 Great-Grandchild (1 Great-Grandson)

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David Gaxiola - Assistant Head Coach

Family:  Lynnett Gaxiola (wife), AJ (20), Ruben (16), Dominic (11), Mya (9), David 111 (7)

High School:  Sonora High School (La Habra)

College:  Maryville University of Saint Louis(BA)

Years Coaching:  21 years

Foundation:  Autism Awareness

Favorite Quote:  "Play Hard" "Have Fun"

Favorite Baseball Movie:  The Natural, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Major League

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Jesse Anderson - Assistant Coach & Pitching Coach

Coach Jesse Anderson has coached and played baseball at almost every age level.  He joins the UHS Trojans after previously being the head coach and manager of the South County Trojans from 2017 - 2022.  In 2022, they were ranked #9 in the county USSSA and have won multiple world series championships in California and Arizona.  He was also the Varsity pitching coach from 2000 - 2003 at Ukiah High School, his alma mater, bringing a total of 8 years of coaching experience.

Coach Anderson's own baseball experience includes playing for Ukiah High School from 1991-1994 where he was the Varsity starting pitcher; the College of Marin where he was also the Varsity starting pitcher for two years under the tutelage of National Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame member Al Endriss; starting pitcher for Sonoma State University from 1997 - 1998; and was an amateur/professional player for the Wood Bat League as middle relief pitcher, and the Arizona Diamondbacks for Spring training in 1999.

Coach Anderson's wife is Mandie and he has two sons, Parker (13) and Easton (7).  His favorite movie is Bull Durham.  He enjoys golf, music, exercise, and traveling.  His favorite quote is from Muhammad Ali, "Don’t count the days, make the days count!!!"

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Garrett Bryce Kraemer - Assistant Coach

Education: BS in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Concordia University 2018

 

Baseball past

  • Played/Graduated from Trabuco Hills HS 2008-2011 earning 2nd team all league varsity in 2010 and 1st teal all league in  2011.

  • Played two years at Sacramento State University (2012-2013) and two years at Concordia University (2015-2016) helping the CUI Eagles win their conference tournament and make  a NAIA World Series appearance in 2015

 

Coaching experience

  • 1 year with the Clarinda A’s in the MINK summer collegiate league managing the pitching staff

  • 4 years at University HS 2019-present

 

Favorite quote: “there is always someone out there seeing you for the first or last time….I owe them my best”- Yogi Berra 

 

Hobbies: Baseball and playing golf 

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Jacob Collins - Assistant Coach & Head JV Coach

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Ted Serna - Assistant Coach & Head Freshman Coach

Coach Ted Serna has a a remarkable coaching career spanning more than 20 years. This season will be Coach Serna's first year with Uni Baseball serving as an assistant coach, bringing his wealth of experience and passion for the game to the team.  

 

Throughout his coaching journey, Ted has been a driving force behind high school and travel baseball teams, consistently leaving a profound impact. Notably, during his most recent five-year tenure at La Serna High School in Whittier, the baseball team secured the League Championship title in an impressive four out of the last five years.

Ted's dedication and expertise have been pivotal in nurturing a winning culture and helping young athletes reach their full potential. His unwavering commitment to excellence, along with his ability to inspire and lead, make him an invaluable addition to University High School's baseball program.

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