Rob Pegg enters his third season as the Vanguard Head Baseball Coach.
In his first season, 2013, the club went 23-26 overall and 15-21 in Golden State Athletic Conference play.
By his second year, Pegg had led the Lions to a third place finish in competitive GSAC play. The 2014 Lions also qualified for the national tournament opening round with an at large bid. Vanguard finished the season with an impressive 33-23 overall mark.
Two of Pegg's players, Travis Tomsen and Kamakani Usui, have gone on to play professional ball after their careers with the Lions.
Pegg, a native of Ontario, Canada, graduated summa cum laude from Vanguard, then Southern California College, in 1997, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Coach Browne enters his third season as an assistant coach for the baseball team at Vanguard University.
He is also a Los Angeles Angel Baseball Clinic and Angels RBI Clinic instructor, an elite level private coach, and baseball team consulting pitching coach. His last assignment was rebuilding a last place high school pitching program into a pitching juggernaut…from scratch.
In 2009 (the year before his arrival), the HS team's record was 7-20 and its ERA was 5.35. They had no returning pitchers for the 2010 season.
From the very beginning, Browne brought a collegiate level mindset and coaching philosophy to the program. His guidance of the staff resulted in a 2012 league championship, a CIF Top 10 divisional ranking (the CIF is bigger than most states), and a 2011-2012 two year league record of 25-5. During that span, he produced two consecutive All-League Pitcher of the Year athletes, 8 All-League pitcher selections, and a school record league ERA of 1.35 (the staff compiled an era of 0.87 during the last 20 games). Not one of his pitchers experienced arm injuries.
Jordan Oseguera began as the Lions' pitching coach in 2013.
Oseguera played at Taylorsville High School in Salt Lake City, Utah under ABCA coach of the year Steve Cramblit. During his time at Taylorsville he posted the single season record for saves and least amount of hitters walked for the state of Utah.
After Taylorsville he went on to the College of Southern Idaho and played under ABCA hall of fame coach Skip Walker, and Boomer Walker.
After Southern Idaho he went to Vanguard University and played for the regional team in 2010.