Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Members


The CCCBCA's Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to California Community College Baseball. We have three categories that we recognize.

  • Coaches from our system, both assistants and head coaches
  • Players who went on to play Major League Baseball and then returned to coach at one of our colleges
  • Affiliates provide support or promotion of our game. We have athletic administrators, newspaper writers, Sports Information Directors and Sporting Goods representatives in this category





Bob Lofrano – Los Angeles Pierce College 

Bob Lofrano is a 1967 graduate of Chatsworth High School. He attended Los Angeles Pierce Community College and played baseball for the 1968 and 1969 seasons.

Upon graduating from CSUN in 1972, he started 35 years of coaching baseball in 1973, with stops at Crenshaw High, Chatsworth High, and Pierce College. His Chatsworth team won 9 straight West Valley League titles from 1981-1989, including the L.A. City Championship in 1983. In 1988 he was on the staff of the U.S.A. team that traveled to Japan to play against Japan and South Korea in the Goodwill Series. He was named the California High School State Coach of the Year by the United States Baseball Federation in 1988. He was honored in 1992 by the California Baseball Coaches Association for service and success.

At Pierce College he taught physical education and coached baseball from 1990 to 2007, winning 7 Western State Conference titles and 6 Coach of the Year awards with a total of 445 victories. He led the Brahmas to the 1992 Final Four for the only time in school history. Former Major League Baseball players Barry Zito and Covelli Crisp played for Bob in 1998 and 1999.

From 2008 to his retirement in June 2017, he served as the Athletic Director at Pierce College and is currently in his 39th year as a Pro Scout for the Chicago Cubs Organization.

Bob and his wife Carolyn have been married for 44 years and currently live in Woodland Hills.






Don Adams – Ventura College

Don spent 23 years as the head coach after 15 years as an assistant at Ventura College. He finished with 738 wins. His involvement with Ventura began as a student. He played in 1973 & 1974 which won the conference championship. His 1989 team was also conference champions.

Donnie was also the the Western State Conference Sports Information Director from 1981 to 1995 as well as assigning officials for the conference. 
Donnie is a life long resident of Ventura where he lives with his wife, of 37 years, Jill and son Matthew



Jon Larson – Oxnard College

Jon was the Oxnard Head Baseball coach from 1998 to 2018. Under his leadership the Condors claimed four Western State Conference Championships. He was named WSC Coach of the Yearfour times and collected 423 wins. That makes him the winninest coach in Oxnard College history.  

Larson was involve in two State Championship tournaments. First as a player in 1979 under Jerry White and again as the head coach in 2014. Jon had an impact on hundreds of student athletes and raised the bar at Oxnard College. 

He coached many athletes who moved on to the next level. Some even into MLB. Jon is 
proud that his accomplishements were done with local student athletes




Dennis Rogers – Riverside Community College

Dennis spent 25 years as a baseball coach at Riverside Community College accumulating 765 wins and 383 losses. During his tenure the Tigers won four state championships, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2007

Twenty eight coaches have advanced from the RCC program to become head coaches and assitant coaches at NCAA D1 & 2 as well as junior college and professional baseball. In totl 205 scholarship players and 90 players signed professional contracts. 16 former RCC players have played at the Major League Level. 

Dennis played at Cal Poly Pomona before coaching there with legendary John Scolinas, a mentor to many Southern California Coaches.  Cal Poly won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1980 & 1983. He has also coached professionally. He coached seven years with the Okland A’s & Pittsburgh Pirates prior to coming to RCC. He still teaches at RCC. He is married to Connie and they have a son John and daughters Britanny & Rhiannon 




John Mazzei – College of the Siskiyous 

John Mazzei spent 34 years at College of the Siskiyous. He serves as the head baseball coach from 1959 to 1973. He also served s athletic director from 1959 to 1993.

In the early years, John was the only person in the COS Physical Education Department. He taught English, Life Science, Health & physical Education. COS had no facilities for physical education so everything had to be done off campus including the baseball & basketball teams. After a few years John helped to design and even helped build the athletic facilities on campus.

He was also instrumental in the drive to create both Division I and Division II at the California Community College level of sports, which created equity for smaller colleges.

In the words of Dennis DeRoss, a former player who later was the head baseball coach for the Eagles, Mazzei was the “John Wooden of small community colleges” in that what his teams lacked in talent they made up for in preparation. Coach Mazzei’s teams were always well coached, fundamentally sound and played the game the right way.

John is a member of the CCCAA Athletic Directors Hall of Fame, College of the Siskiyous Hall of Fame & Sacramento State University Baseball Hall of Fame. 

John is married to been married to Shirley for nearly 60 years, who have a daughter Lori & two sons John & Robert.

The CCCBCA is proud to welcome John Mazzei to their Hall of Fame family.




Andy McKay – Sacramento City College

Andy spent 22 years at Sacramento City College as a player (90-92), assistant coach (94-98), and head coach (99-12). He was part of 14 Conference Championships, nine “Final Four” appearances and two State Championships.

Andy also was on the University of Tampa staff when the won the DII National Championships in 1993. While at SCC he also was active in summer baseball coaching the Cape Cod League, the Alaska League and the Northwoods League.

In 2013 Andy entered professional baseball. First with the Colorado Rockies as their Peak Performance Coordinator and then in 2016 with the Seattle Mariners as their Director of Player Development.

Andy lives in Sacramento with his wife Anne and two children Hank 18 & Gaby 15


Bill Pinkham – Cypress College

The veteran assistant is also Cypress’ athletic director. He started with the Chargers in 1985. As the Athletic Director he has been essential to growth and development of the athletic departments programs and facilities.

While serving as AD he is also instrumental in leading one of the nation’s premier community college baseball programs. In his 32 seasons as an assistant he has sent 31 catchers to four year programs and has been part of 5 CCCAA State Championships and four runner up finishes, 6 Orange Empire Championships

Bill was inducted into the Cypress College Hall of Fame this year. In his playing days he was an All-American catcher at the University of San Diego before being selected in the second round of the amateur draft in 1981 by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Bill lives in Yorba Linda with his wife Debi. They have four kids, Kate, Stephanie, Brett and Molly. The Pinkham’s grandchildren are Olivia, Harper, and “one on the way”. 



Ron Coomer – Taft College

Ron was a two time All State selection while at Taft. In 1986 Ron was the Player of the Year in the Western State Conference and led his team to the conference championship hitting .385.

In 1987 Taft moved to the Central Valley Conference where they also won the championship. Ron hit 19 homeruns and had 51 RBI’s in 39 games.

He was drafted by the Oakland Athletic’s after the 87 season and spent 8 years in the minors for three different organizations. Ron enjoyed a nine year major league career that 92 homeruns and 449 RBI’s and was named to the American League All-Star team in 1999 while with the Twins.

Ron also played for the Yankees, Dodgers and Cubs. After his playing days where over Ron went into broadcasting. He did pre and post game analysis for the Twins for five years before becoming a color and play by play announcer for the Chicago Cubs.




Bo Aiello

Modesto College

Coach Aiello retired in 2016 as Modesto Junior College baseball coach. He spent 28 years as a head coach and nine years as an assistant. He finished with an overall record of 666 – 481, which spanned parts of five decades. He began his coaching career at the community college level as an assistant in 1979 before taking over as the head coach in 1982 at MJC. In 2008 he stepped down as the head coach, only to resume the position in 2012 for the next two seasons. He spent the last two years as an assistant coach before retiring this May.



Jack Hacker

Reedley College

One of Jack Hacker's most famous statements while at Reedley College was, "You gotta bleed the black and orange," and for 30 years as the Tiger’s Head Baseball Coach, that's just what he did. Jack began his tenure as an instructor and baseball coach for the Tigers in 1980. Many of the baseball coaches in the local community are former players under Coach Hacker. Some of Jack's recognitions include being named Central Valley Conference (CVC) baseball representative in 1983, appointed as state tournament director for the California Junior College Baseball Championship Series from 1986 until 1992, selected as coach for the California Junior College USA Team that participated in the President's Cup in Taiwan in 1990, a member of the Team USA coaching staff that played in the Pan American games in 1992, appointed as the Reedley College PE Department chair in 1991, named Reedley College athletic director from 1994 until 2008, a featured speaker at the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) on three occasions, and named chairman of the ABCA Clinic Committee from 1991 until 2012. Jack was also received the honor of CVC Coach of the Year in 2010. Jack was part of the committee that created the Student Athlete Retention Program (SARP) in the mid 1990s. This successful program is still used today for all Reedley College athletes. Jack also oversaw the improvements made to the college’s gym, tennis courts, softball field, and baseball field. Jack says he also had the privilege of coaching both of his sons, Scott and Brett, while they were at Reedley College. After that, the biggest impact that Reedley College has had on Jack is in, "giving me the opportunity to be a head coach at a junior college when I was just 27 years old. I will be forever grateful for the hiring committee for selecting me as their baseball coach and allowing me to coach baseball there for 30 years," he said. Prior to Reedley College, Jack attended San Diego Mesa College and was a member of the college baseball team as their catcher. He then transferred to San Diego State University (SDSU) where he was also a catcher for the Aztecs. He received his bachelor's degree, teaching credential, and master's degree from SDSU. He served as assistant baseball coach at San Diego Mesa College for two years and at San Diego City College for three years. Jack retired from Reedley College in May 2015, after serving the college for 35 years. He lives in Reedley with his wife of over 30 years, Janie.






Jack Hodges

Saddleback College

Coach Hodges retired in 2011 as the winningest coach-in any sport- in Saddleback College history. Jack spent 42 years teaching and coaching, the last 22 at Saddleback College. He finished with 580 wins as a Gaucho and an overall career record of 920-526. His Gaucho teams appeard int he post season plasoffs 13 times and three times Saddleback played inthe State Championship final game, winning the title in 2004. Jack is one of only a handful of coaches to win a California CIF High School Baseball Championship and a California Community College State Championship. In addition, Coach Hodges has coached with USA Baseball on numerous occasions and has been a part of the coaching staffs of two World championship teams. Born and raised in the Hawaiian islands, Jack and his wife Stephanie moved home early this year and now live on the beautiful island of Kauai.


Don Sneddon

Santa Ana College

After 32 seasons as the team’s skipper, Sneddon stepped down as the head coach of the Santa Ana college Dons in 2014, marking the end of his record setting career. Sneddon’s tenure ends with a career 1,072-383-3 overall record, netting the most wins of all time in California Community College history. After breaking the career wins records in 2006 with his 832nd victory (a 2-1 win at Riverside City College on March 21), Sneddon went on to become the first coach to record 900 and 1,000 wins. Among those 1,072 victories are three State Championships and 16 Conference Championships. Sneddon also led the Dons to the second round of State Post-Season Competition for 25 consecutive seasons from 1988-2012. His baseball coaching career also included being an assistant coach at California State University, Fullerton 75-76, assistant coach at Santa Ana College 77-81. Sneddon was also an assistant coach for Modesto. Sneddon played at California State University, Fullerton and was the conferenceMVP, as well as the University’s first All-American baseball player.


Jerry Bartow

Southwestern College

Jerry Bartow came to Southwestern College in the Fall of 1975, coming from San Diego’s Hoover High School where he won two CIF Championships. In his tenure, of almost four decades, Jerry guided SWC to eleven conference championships and over 800 wins. He has finished second in the state twice. Bartow has a tremendous transfer rate of players moving on to the four year level through scholarships. He was determined that players complete their college education, giving them unlimited opportunities once their playing days were over. Coach Bartow is famous in the community coaching ranks for his tireless approach to fundraising. He generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for the baseball program at Southwestern with one goal, to provide his players with the best athletic experience possible at the community college level.




Walt Rilliet

Skyline College


Walt Rilliet retired in 1995 as Commissioner of Athletics for the Commission on Athletics, drawing to a close an illustrious career in the field of education that spanned nearly four decades.

A native Californian, Rilliet was born and raised in Oakland; he graduated from Oakland High School, where he participated in numerous athletic activities, then earned his Associate in Arts degree from City College of San Francisco. He served in the United States Army, during which time he saw duty in Korea and Japan, and then went on to graduate from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's and master's degree.

He began his teaching and coaching career in 1958 at San Mateo High School and, in 1969, was named one of the first administrators hired at Skyline College, and for the 13 years following, was the division dean for physical education, athletics, recreation and served as men's basketball coach. During his tenure at Skyline, he developed the first physical fitness academy, a model replicated at many other community colleges, and in 1981, left Skyline to become the first state commissioner of the COA.

He developed the 11-chapter State Athletic Code and scholar athlete and team awards programs, was active with various NCAA committees' and was instrumental in developing the COA's initial sponsorship program. His contributions to the word's largest system of intercollegiate athletics have been invaluable.




Gary Anglin

Ventura College

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Rod Beilby

 Cosumnes River College & Yuba College


Warren Brusstar

 Napa Valley College


Paul Moore

Mt.San Jacinto College & Ohlone College


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Lou Pavlovich Jr.

 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Editor


Tom Giacomini

 College of the Redwoods




Paul Carmazzi

Sacramento City College


Larry Lee

Cuesta College


Mike Perez

West Valley/Mission Colleges




Bryn Smith

MLB/Allan Hancock College


Glen Yonan

Lassen College





Ed Olson

Grossmont College

Ritch Price

DeAnza College

Dick Selma

MLB/Fresno City College





Willie McGee

MLB/Diablo Valley College (player)Contra Costa College (coach)


Bob Vetter

Palomar College


Tony Thompson

Taft College





Kevin Higgins

American River College





Ron Myers

Santa Rosa Junior College





Skip Claprood

Citrus College

Len Mohney

College of the Canyons





Ron Mouzis

Victory Custom Athletic


Matt Stewart

Napa Valley College


Mike Garcia

Canada College





Dick Hamilton

Statewide Statistician

John Martinez

Laney College

Steve Ward

Diablo Valley College





Bob Nickerson

Gavilan/DeAnza Colleges

Jerry Weinstein

Sacramento City College





Art Mazmanian

Mt. San Antonio College


Pat Doyle

San Joaquin Delta College





Al Endriss

College of Marin


Steve Abney

Lassen College

Phil Pote

L.A. City College





John Seeley

Mira Costa College

Ron Squire

Mt. San Antonio College

Stan McWilliams

Solano College

Ed Bressoud

DeAnza College





Lyman Ashley

Canada College

Larry Quirico

Contra Costa/Diablo Valley Colleges





Gary Engelken

Yuba College

John Osborne

Allan Hancock College

Mike Liddell

Butte College

Sam Piraro

Mission College





Dennis DeRoss

College of the Siskiyous

Howard Lowder

Chaffey College

Tom Pearse

Laney College

Artie Harris

West Los Angeles College

Wendell Pickens

Orange Coast College

Jerry Streeter

Modesto Junior College

Jerry White

Moorpark/Oxnard Colleges

John Arrambide

Mt. San Antonio College





George Horton

Cerritos College

Butch Hughes

Merced College

Bob Myers

Long Beach City College

John Oldham

San Jose City College

Al Talboy

Foothill College

Roy Taylor

College of the Sequoias 





Ernie Cecaci

Diablo Valley College

Gene Corr

Contra Costa College

Bernie Flaherty

San Diego City College

Mike Gillespie

College of the Canyons

Mike Mayne

Orange Coast College

John Noce

College of San Mateo

Ted Tiffany

COA Representative





Don Christiansen

Laney/Chabot Colleges

Bert Holt

College of the Sequoias

Mike Sgobba

Fullerton College

Fred Hoover

Golden West College





Jim O'Brien

L.A. Harbor College

Ernie Domecus

San Francisco City College





Gene Wellman

 Chabot College

 Joe Hicks

 Long Beach City College





Walt Johnson

 Bakersfield College

 Len Bourdet

 Fresno City College





Wally Kincaid

 Cerritos College