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.
2018 Baseball Roster
|Xian Covington-Hunt||SO||1B||6-4||220||Benecia, Calif.||Benecia HS|
|Niko Dugay||SO||INF||5-8||165||Elk Grove, Calif.||Laguna Creek HS|
|2||Jordan Tagawa||JR||RHP||5-6||160||Hilo, Hawaii||Hilo High School|
|4||Ian Rice||JR||INF||6-0||210||Kamula, Hawaii||Hawaii Prep Academy|
|8||Andrew Cox||JR||C||6-0||200||San Jose, Calif.||Santa Teresa HS|
|9||Joe Gillette||SR||INF||6-3||200||Scotts Valley, Calif.||Oregon State|
|15||Dalton Maxwell||JR||INF||5-10||185||Penn Valley, Calif.||Nevada Union HS|
|16||Andrew Merken||SR||RHP||6-3||190||Lafayette, Calif.||Washington State|
|17||Peter Saldana||JR||1B/OF||6-1||205||Hesperia, Calif.||Oak Hills HS|
|18||Emilio Guerra||SO||OF||5-11||165||San Jose, Calif.||Evergreen HS|
|24||Taner Harrel||SO||LHP||6-2||205||Eugene, Ore.||Sheldon HS|
|33||Justin Bruce||SR||RHP||6-0||180||San Jose, Calif.||Santa Barbara City College|
|37||Alexander Thompson||SO||C/OF||6-1||210||Edmonds, Wash.||Meadowwood HS|
|42||Daniel Betts||SR||RHP||6-2||190||San Bruno, Calif.||Capuchino HS|