Dave Nakama was appointed as head baseball coach of the Spartans in September 2012.
Under Nakama, the Spartans posted the fourth-highest batting average (.286), the third-highest fielding percentage (.972) and the second-fewest errors (58) in the Western Athletic Conference in 2013 and the second-highest fielding percentage (.970) in the Mountain West in 2014.
Nakama came to San Jose State from the University of Washington, where he was the associate head baseball coach for three seasons. In a 20-plus year college coaching career, the Honolulu, Hawai'i native has 13 seasons of experience in the Pac-12 Conference divided between Washington (2010-12) and Stanford (1997-98, 2002-09).
Tom Kunis, a nationally-regarded pitching coach with 19 seasons of NCAA Division I experience, returns for a third stint with the Spartans baseball program. The 2015 season will be Kunis' eighth as a Spartans assistant coach, having previously served from 1988-91 and 2009-11 under former skipper Sam Piraro.
"Tom Kunis brings a great deal of experience to our program," said head coach Dave Nakama. "He has a proven track record of success and I think that's something that will not only help develop our many young pitchers, but will help us in recruiting as well."
Nakama and Kunis coached together for six seasons (2002-07) at Stanford under Mark Marquess, where the pair aided the Cardinal to two Pac-10 conference titles and five NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Super Regional appearances and two College World Series berths.
Nicholas Enriquez joined the San José State University baseball coaching staff as an assistant in the fall of 2012. Enriquez entered the position with eight years of assistant coaching experience at the Division I level with Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
At San José State, Enriquez instructs the team's infielders and coordinates recruiting efforts. During his time with the Spartans, San José State recorded the third-best fielding percentage (.972) in the Western Athletic Conference in 2013 and the second-highest fielding percentage (.970) in the Mountain West in 2014.
At Dartmouth, Enriquez was responsible for instruction of hitters and infielders as well as on and off campus recruiting evaluations. He assisted the 2009 and 2010 teams that were crowned as Ivy League champions, solidifying back-to-back appearances at an NCAA Regional.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Jason Armstrong joined the San José State baseball team as a volunteer assistant in fall 2013. He serves as the team's hitting coach and also assists the team's infielders.
Before joining the Spartans, Armstrong was an assistant coach for the UC Davis Aggies during the 2011-12 seasons, and the volunteer assistant hitting coach during 2013. He worked specifically with Aggie outfielders and hitters, and was the first base coach during games.
In four years as the Aggies' hitting coach, Armstrong transformed the Big West's worst offensive team in 2010 into a top-three team in batting average, runs, hits, doubles, RBI's, total bases in 2013.