2011 Baseball
Record: 13-20 Home: 6-8 Away: 3-19 Neutral: 4-0
2011 Baseball Coaches
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Gabriel Gamboa
Head Coach

This is Head Coach Gabe Gamboa's first year with La Sierra University. Though new to the program, he has already made significant contributions with his wealth of knowledge and program improvements.

Prior to taking over the baseball program, Coach Gamboa was the Head Coach and Team Coordinator for the ABCL Tigers. In addition, he has instructed for California Instructional Baseball Academy and Amateur Baseball Development. Coach Gamboa has worked as Head JV Baseball Coach and Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Ramona High School in Riverside, California, and has also been giving private hitting instruction for many years. He has worked as a volunteer high school baseball coach with Arlington High School and La Sierra Academy both in Riverside, California.

Coach Gamboa was a participant in the 1996 Jr. Pan American Games played in Mexico City, Mexico. He played for Coach Gary Rungo of Arlington High school in Riverside, California, and Coach Gamboa was personally mentored by former professional baseball player Mike Stubbins.

Gamboa has been married to his wife, Anna, for 3 years. They currently reside in Riverside, California. They own and run several successful businesses, and spent several years studying business development, business law and tax law.

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Jacob Gardner
Assistant Coach
Matt Smith
Assistant Coach
Prior to joining the coaching staff at La Sierra University, Coach Smith was the Head Coach at West Valley High School in Hemet. In addition, Coach Smith worked as pitching and catching coach for the USA in the Jr. Pan Am games. Smith has also worked as an instructor with the ABD Academy and Coordinator/Scout with Perfect Game. 

During his playing career, Smith was a 1st team all Orange County Conference for Riverside Community College. He later transfered to Texas Tech University where he was part of the 1993 team to first win 40 games a season and had a NCAA ranking in the top 20. Smith's professional career took him to the Northern Professional Baseball League where he played AA independent professional baseball.