Head Coach: Sacramento State University
Reggie Christiansen, the 2012 Western Athletic Conference coach of the year, is in his third season as head coach at Sacramento State. He took over the reigns of the program after spending the 2009 and 2010 seasons as the associate head coach.
In 2012 Christiansen guided the Hornets to one of the most successful seasons in program history. The Hornets won the WAC regular-season championship for the first time since joining the league in 1993 as Sacramento State was one of just two teams (Cornell, Ivy League) in the nation to go from last place in its respective conference in 2011 to first place in 2012.
Christiansen led the Hornets to their first-ever WAC Tournament title game as well in 2012 but lost in 13 innings to Fresno State. In four games at the WAC Tournament, Sacramento State tallied 60 hits and scored 32 runs.
Steve Holm is in his first season as an assistant coach at Sacramento State. Holm will serve as the team's hitting coach while assisting with pitchers, catchers and baserunning.
Holm, a Sacramento native and McClatchy HS graduate, appeared in 59 games over three seasons with the San Francisco Giants (2008-09) and Minnesota Twins (2011). Holm played in 646 minor league games during his 12-year career, with 51 home runs, 103 doubles, 241 runs and 229 RBIs. He played collegiately at Oral Roberts before being drafted in the 17th round by the Giants in 2001. He was a second team All-American as a junior in 2000, when he finished seventh in the NCAA with a .437 batting average, which is still a school record. His .371 career batting average is the third best mark in ORU history.
Holm was a shortstop in high school and college before being moved to catcher in the minors. He is engaged to be married to his fiancé, Lindsey, on June 22.
Jake McKinley is in his third season with the Sacramento State baseball program. This year McKinley will work with the pitching staff. Before becoming an assistant coach with the Hornets, McKinley served as the director of baseball operations for the 2011 season.
McKinley began his coaching career at his alma mater, Bethany College (Santa Cruz, Calif.), before moving to Campbellsville (Ky.) University and West Valley College (Saratoga, Calif.).
At Bethany, McKinley served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, where he developed All-American pitcher Mark Koski, who led the nation in wins in 2007. At Campbellsville, McKinley worked with pitchers, hitters and outfielders as he helped the Tigers to the 2009 NAIA World Series for the first time in school history. The Tigers also claimed the Mid-South Conference championship for the second straight season that year as nine players earned all-conference honors and two claimed All-America recognition. As recruiting coordinator at Campbellsville, McKinley used his West Coast contacts to stock the Kentucky school's 24-man roster with 18 players from either California, Oregon or Arizona. McKinley served as the pitching coach at West Valley College in 2010, when his staff led the state in shutouts and the team posted a 24-15 record.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Craig Parry is in his first season with the Hornets in 2013 and will serve as the team's volunteer assistant coach.
Parry saw time at catcher and in the outfield under head coach Reggie Christiansen when the current Hornets' head man coached at South Dakota State from 2005-08. Parry was a standout with the Jackrabbits and was taken in the 50th round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He spent two seasons in minor league baseball.
As a senior at South Dakota State in 2008, Parry started all 49 games and hit .338 in 195 at-bats with 42 runs, 47 RBIs, 20 doubles, five triples and 10 home runs. He started 46 games as a junior and hit .329 with 32 RBIs, 14 doubles, three triples and seven home runs.
Before playing at South Dakota State, Parry attended Miles City (Mont.) Community college after graduating from Colstrip HS in Colstrip, Mont.