2018 Baseball Coaches
John Carrion became Menlo College Baseball's Head Coach in May of 2017 bringing a wealth of experience, a connection to the Bay Area, and a track record of success with him to the Menlo College campus.
In his two seasons as an Assistant Coach at NCAA Div. II Chico State, Carrion helped lead the team to back-to-back California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championships resulting in two trips to the NCAA National Tournament. In those two seasons, the Wildcats amassed an 80-33 overall record and led all of Division II in fielding percentage at an impressive .983.
Prior to coming to Chico, Carrion served as head coach at Holy Names University in Oakland from 2012-2015. He had the privilege of being the first head baseball coach in the school's history, building the program from the ground up. While at Holy Names, Carrion's Hawks gained a reputation as a tough, hard-nosed team that came to compete every day at a high level, posting series wins against some of the top teams in the West Region including Pacific West Conference powerhouses Cal Baptist and Azusa Pacific. During his time at Holy Names he also established the programs Strength and Conditioning program and worked on the administrative side as an Assistant Athletics Director.
His previous coaching resume includes stints as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, UC Davis, the head coach of the Tubingen Hawks Baseball Club in Germany, and assistant positions at both Cal State East Bay and Yuba College.
John played his collegiate baseball for two years at Solano College before finishing his final two years at UC Davis. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Communications from UC Davis and a Master of Kinesiology and Physical education from Cal State East Bay.
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Nicholas White joins John Carrion's staff in 2017 as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Menlo Baseball. White brings a wealth of experience on the diamond as both a player and a coach. Beginning in 2016, White was a graduate assistant for San Jose State University, where he worked with players from every position. His emphasis was on hitting as a hitting specialist and also had a hand in the recruiting process. Previous to that he was the head coach of the 15U National Team for NorCal Baseball and he worked directly with all of the catchers from the South Bay.
As a player, White spent time with three different programs that had a lot of success with him as a player. He spent 2012-2013 at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and earned All-Region honors on a team that finished in second in the NCCAA World Series. Prior to that he spent time at Sonoma State and the College of San Mateo, where he earned first team All-NorCal and second team All-Conference.
White graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and he earned a Master in Principles of Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University in 2017.