Mission of the La Sierra University Athletics Department
It is the aim of the La Sierra University Athletic Department to develop the student-athlete within the context of the university's Seventh-day Adventist religious philosophy. The ultimate goal of our athletic participation is to develop individuals willing to work for the wellness and wholeness of mankind, even as we see to achieve optimal results in the athletic arena. We believe involvement in organized athletics is designed to help students mature in their physical, mental, moral, ethical, and spiritual value spheres. At the same time student-athletes develop the attributes of self-control, self-assurance, camaraderie, hard work, and leadership skills.
Coach Gabe Gamboa has had the La Sierra University since the 2010/11 season. Though relatively 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 5 years. They are expecting their first child in May 2012. They currently reside in Corona, California. They own and run several successful businesses, and spent several years studying business development, business law and tax law.