Reggie Christiansen, the 2012 and 2014 Western Athletic Conference coach of the year and Major League Baseball's Northern California scouts Div. I Coach of the Year, completed his fifth season as head coach at Sacramento State in 2015. He took over the reigns of the program after spending the 2009 and 2010 seasons as the associate head coach.
Among 24 Division-I baseball teams in California, the Hornets are tied for the 7th most wins over the last four seasons. The team has won 138 total games since 2012, tied with Pepperdine and more than several other perennial postseason qualifiers such as Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, Long Beach State, Cal, USC, and Fresno State.
Over the last four seasons Christiansen's program has received an All-American Honor (Rhys Hoskins), two all-West Region selections, four Freshman All-American Honors, three WAC Freshmen of the Year, and two WAC Player of the Year honors while Christiansen has twice been named the WAC Coach of the Year. The squad has also won 30 or more games in four straight seasons, the longest such streak since a string of nine straight 30-win seasons from 1985-1993.
Associate Head Coach
Steve Holm completed his third season at Sacramento State in 2015. It was his second season as Associate Head Coach after serving as an assistant coach at Sacramento State in 2013. Holm serves as the pitching and catching coach and continues to assist with infielders and hitters.
Under Holm's guidance the 2015 Hornet pitching staff ended the season ranked third in all of NCAA Div. I with a 1.09 WHIP as well as ranking third with just 2.07 walks allowed per nine innings. The squad also ranked 12th nationally with only 7.70 hits allowed per nine innings and recorded single-season school records for earned run average (2.97 - 18th best in Div. I), opposing batting average (.235), and fewest walks allowed (124).
The team broke the ERA record for the second consecutive year and the opposing batting average for the third straight after posting a 3.27 ERA and .240 opposing average in 2014. The 2014 pitching staff also threw a program-record 572.0 innings but allowed the second fewest earned runs in the program's Div. I history (208).
Jake Angier completed his second season in 2015 serving as the Hornets recruiting coordinator and assisting in several areas on the field as an assistant coach. Angier played for head coach Reggie Christiansen for two years at South Dakota State and served as an assistant coach with the Jackrabbits for three seasons before coaching at North Dakota State for three years. He has eight years of Div. I coaching experience.
In his first year at NDSU, Angier led a Bison pitching staff that dropped its team ERA by almost a full run from 2010 and held opposing hitters to a Division I program-best .285 batting average. NDSU pitchers logged a school-record 509 innings two seasons ago, and the 3.38 ERA was the team's best in 37 seasons dating back to 1975. The Bison held opponents to a .261 batting average.
During his first season as pitching coach at South Dakota State, Angier oversaw a pitching staff that set Jackrabbit single-season records with 463.1 innings pitched and 359 strikeouts. He also aided in the development of Caleb Thielbar, who tied the SDSU single-season strikeout record with 100 and was drafted in the 18th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Former Hornet David Flores rejoins the program as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2015 season. Flores played four years for the Hornets and was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB draft.
Flores played at Sacramento State from 2005-08 and still ranks highly in program history in a number of career records. He is the all-time program leader with 57 career doubles and is tied for second in program history with 128 career runs scored, third with 226 career hits, and eighth in career RBIs. He was a 2007 first team All-WAC selection and was second team All-WAC in 2006 and 2008.
Flores played four seasons of professional baseball and reached the AA level in 2011. He totaled a .258 batting average with 47 home runs and 192 RBIs while playing for three pro teams before retiring in 2011.
Director of Operations
Clay Cederquist joined the Sacramento State Baseball staff after graduating from the university in the spring of 2014. Cederquist served as the team's Director of Operations for the 2015 season.
Cederquist played two seasons for the Hornets after starting his collegiate career at Fresno City College. He appeared in 51 games while making 45 starts as a junior in 2012 and hit .304 with four doubles, two home runs, 18 runs and 26 RBIs in 184 at-bats.
After a redshirt year he returned in 2014 as the Hornets designated hitter and hit .265 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 42 games played. Cederquist also excelled in the classroom and was named WAC All-Academic after his senior season before graduating with a degree in organizational communication.
A native of Fowler, Calif., Cederquist was drafted in the 46th round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Seattle Mariners after graduating from Fowler HS following a stellar prep career.
Director of Video
Daniel Deo completed his first season as Director of Video in 2015. Prior to joining the baseball staff, Daniel worked with Sacramento State Athletics in Facilities and Operations. In addition to his time with the Hornets, Daniel has also worked in varying capacities for the San Diego State Aztecs, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Surf Dawgs and the Oakland Raiders.
A native of Roseville, Calif., Daniel is a 2013 graduate of Sacramento State with a degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Environmental Studies.