THE BRAD SANFILIPPO ERA OF SAN JOSE STATE BASEBALL TAKES THE NEXT STEPRecently promoted Brad Sanfilippo was greeted by a packed room of well-wishers as he begins his tenure as the new San Jose State baseball head coach. Sanfilippo was the interim head coach in 2018 and led the Spartans to a 16-14 win-loss record in Mountain West action and a third place finish in the regular season and at the conference tournament. Read More
Brad Sanfilippo was promoted to head coach of the San José State University baseball team June 12, 2018 after serving one season as the interim head coach.
“I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to become the next baseball coach at San José State. I want to thank athletics director Marie Tuite and the selection committee for placing their trust in me and the program in my hands. Having grown up here, this is a dream job for me, and I am honored to lead a program with such a storied baseball tradition. I am committed to the success of our student-athletes on the field, in the classroom and in our community. We will work tirelessly compete at the highest level in the Mountain West.”
After his season as interim head coach, Sanfilippo has a 27-30 win-loss record with the Spartans. In 2018, Sanfilippo coached the Spartans to their most wins in a single season since 2011, and their most conference wins in nearly a decade with 16. The team posted its highest batting average in nine seasons and lowest ERA since 2012. The Spartans finished the 2018 season in third place, their highest finish since joining the Mountain West in 2013.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Tyler LaTorre was named a San José State University Assistant Baseball Coach in 2017. La Torre comes to San Jose after serving two seasons at San Francisco State. He was the team’s pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
In his first season with the Spartans, LaTorre coached the team’s pitching staff to their lowest ERA since 2012. In his first season working with Andrew Mitchel, the baseball program received its second conference pitcher of the year honor in school history under LaTorre. It was also the first time in 14 years a San José State pitcher had more than 100 strikeouts in a single season.
LaTorre worked with 11 newcomers on the pitching staff in his first season, and it was the first time two Spartan pitchers recieved All-Mountain West honors since San José State joined the conference in 2013 (Mitchel, first team; Fineas Del Bonta-Smith, second team).
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Michael Breen was named a San José State volunteer assistant coach in February 2018. As a volunteer assistant coach Breen has duties as the first base coach. He also coaches the infielders with positioning and with offensive development.
During the Fall of 2017 Breen served as a graduate assistant on the team. He helped with the day to day baseball operations and assisted with the teams social media platforms. He also helped with scholastic advising. In the semester Breen helped advise in, the team achieved a 3.0 overall GPA.
Breen is currently in his first year of graduate school pursuing a Masters Degree in Sports Management. He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from San José State University in 2017.