Patterson Baseball Complex
Gonzaga's new home beginning in 2007, Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field returned baseball to the Bulldog campus for the first time since 2003. The first game in the new, state-of-the-art lighted facility, was March 15, 2007, the first night game was played April 17, 2007, and the dedication game was played April 20, 2007.Read More
Mark Machtolf begins on his 13th season as the Gonzaga University baseball head coach in 2016.
Machtolf, two-time WCC Coach of the Year (2013 and 2009), sits as the second-winningest coach in program history with a career 348-298-2 record. His .539 career winning percentage is also second-best all-time in Gonzaga history.
During his tenure as head coach of the Bulldogs, Machtolf has produced 62 All-WCC selections, nine All-WCC Freshman selections, three WCC Players of the Year, four WCC Pitchers of the Year, one WCC Defensive Player of the Year and one WCC Freshman of the Year. In addition, Machtolf has coached six All-American selections, three freshman All-Americans, two academic All-Americans, three All-West Region selections, two United States Baseball National Team members and the 2013 College Baseball Hall of Fame’s John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year winner.
Danny Evans will enter his 13th season as a member of the Gonzaga University baseball coaching staff in 2016. Serving as the associate head coach since 2009, Evans is the primary recruiting coordinator, third base and infield coach.
Evans has witnessed the growth of the baseball program during his tenure. During that time the Zags have had six 30 win seasons including three consecutive from 2011 to 2013. The Bulldogs have claimed a pair of West Coast Conference titles in 2009 and 2013. Also in 2013, the club earned a national ranking on three different occasions and a rank as high as No. 21 from Baseball America. The Zags were also the only team to reach the first iterations of the West Coast Conference tournament, which has been in existence since the ’13 season.
The Bulldogs have flourished with Evans on the recruiting trail. In addition to nationally recognized recruiting classes, the Zags have seen a number of players get drafted into Major League Baseball. During Evans’ career, 28 Bulldogs have been selected during the MLB draft. Since taking over as the recruiting coordinator, 15 players have been chosen including one first round pick, one sixth round pick, four seventh round picks, and one each in the ninth and 10th rounds. Also, the Zags’ 2014 recruiting class was named one of the top 35 in the nation by Baseball America.
Brandon Harmon will begin his fourth season overall on the coaching staff and first as assistant coach for the Gonzaga University baseball team. He was elevated from volunteer assistant in September 2015.
Harmon is the pitching coach for the Bulldogs after spending his volunteer years working with the squad’s catchers and outfielders and where he helped catcher Joey Harris earn 2015 West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year. During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Harmon was also involved with the pitching staff, assisting with in-game pitching decisions.
In his first season on staff, he helped the Bulldogs claim the WCC regular season title and the top seed at the WCC Baseball Championship. A year later, the Zags returned as the only team to reach the tournament during its first two years.