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2020 VARSITY COACHING STAFF

Varsity Head Coach Kevin McCaffrey

Coach McCaffrey is taking over for legendary CDM Coach John Emme. Coach McCaffrey joined Emme’s staff last year after spending 11 years at University HS. While at UNI, Coach McCaffrey spent time as the PE Chair, Activities Director, Athletic Director, Varsity Football Coach, and Head Baseball Coach. This will be Coach McCaffrey’s 18th year of coaching with stints at El Toro, Laguna Hills, Beckman, and University. Kevin was a three year All-League player in both football and baseball at Laguna Hills High School. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in History. He received his Masters from Concordia in Athletic Administration. Coach McCaffrey also now teaches an athletic leadership class in Concordia’s Athletic Administration Master’s Program. Kevin  teaches PE and the Kings Krew Athletic Leadership class here at CDM.

Coach is thankful to have extremely supportive parents. Mother Moyra is the team photographer and father Tom was the longtime head baseball coach at El Toro HS. Both parents attend almost every game and offer their advice in post-game meals.

Coach lives in Costa Mesa with his wife Brooke Pletcher and is so lucky to have a loving and competitive partner that allows him to spend so much time out on the field. 

Coach Mike Gerakos

Mike Gerakos

Coach Gerakos Played at Fullerton College from 1969-70. He was drafted by Oakland As in 1970. Mike declined the As offer and attended UCLA where he played from 1971-72. He was then drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1972 draft. He signed and played in the Twins organization for 2 ½ years. Coach Gerakos was a special player and this is evident in the fact that he is in the Baseball Hall of Fame at both Fullerton and UCLA.

After his playing career ended, Mike became an assistant coach at UCLA for 6 seasons. From there he was the Head Coach at UCI from 1981-1992. UCI decided to fold the program and Mike took a job at University High School where he taught and coached from 1993-2018. In his time at UNI, he served as a teacher, activities director, dean of attendance, and baseball coach. He was selected as the University HS Teacher of the Year in 2002 and the IUSD Teacher of the Year in 2012. Mike retired in June of 2018 from University and was coaxed out of retirement by Coach McCaffrey. Coach Gerakos is thoroughly enjoying the CDM players and Coaches.  Coach Gerakos lives in Orange with his wife Kathy and loves spending time with his grand-daughter Gia Francesca.

Coach Jon Green

This is Coach Green’s 12th year as an assistant varsity coach for CDM and his 18th year coaching at the varsity level. As an Orange County native, Coach Green played shortstop at Dana Hill High School alongside three MLB draft picks. As a senior in 1995, he played every inning of the season at SS.  During college, while studying Political Science, he was a 4-year letterman in baseball at George Washington University and he played for the 1998 regular season Atlantic-10 conference champion. He reached base safely nine at-bats in a row his senior year, and never struck out during his entire college career. He played in two major league stadiums, Jacobs Field, Cleveland, (where he stole a base) and Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia.

Coach Green began his coaching career at Newport Harbor as a varsity assistant in 2000. Then he became a varsity assistant coach at Laguna Hills from '01-'02 during back to back Sea View League titles. From 2003-2005, he was the Head Varsity Coach at Estancia.

Coach Green resides in Ladera Ranch with his wife Shelly and their daughter Amelia.

Coach Josh Bradbury

Josh Bradbury is a 2004 CDM Alum. He was a three year All-League Player for the Sea Kings. He was also an All-CIF player his senior year. Josh went on to play at Loyola Marymount where he struggled with injuries. He transferred to OCC where he put together an amazing season that led to him being drafted in the 8th round by the Texas Rangers. Josh played a few years of professional ball before settling down with his wife Alicia.

Josh and Alicia have two daughters. Brielle is 5 and Amelia is 2 and they love watching their dad coach. The Bradbury family currently resides in Laguna Beach. Josh enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and going to the beach when he is not out on the field.


2020 JUNIOR VARSITY COACHING STAFF

Chris Gomez - Head Coach

Coach Jay Beasy

Jay Beasy joins the JV staff this year, bringing almost 30 years of accomplished baseball playing and coaching experience to the program.

Jay most recently coached baseball at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, CA. Oak Ridge is one of Northern California's premier large school programs.

At Oak Ridge, Jay worked with program pitchers, and served as an assistant on the JV staff, helping to develop several Division 1 college pitcher recruits along the way. Jay managed the staff, coached the pitchers and set the defense.  Jay also taught infield technique, led program hitting development, and provided team strength, conditioning and nutrition supervision.

Jay played baseball, football and basketball at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, CA in the early 1980s. He then played baseball at Los Medanos Junior College, before continuing at Cal State Chico.  

Additionally, Jay has many years of successful football coaching experience, and has been active in various church, young adult and community service programs. Jay is a proponent of the PCA and it’s positive player teaching approach.

Jay is a Newport Beach resident, and neighbor of the school. He has three kids, Kyle (27), Emily (24) and Tanner (18), currently a CDM senior lacrosse player.

A long-time insurance industry executive, Jay now owns and operates Beasy Insurance Services, a local homeowners and automobile insurance brokerage.

Coach Joey Rice

2019 will be Coach Rice’s second year of coaching baseball at the High School level, both years being at the JV level at CDM. Joey played college baseball at Vanguard University as a pitcher. Coach Rice obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Joey is currently in process of obtaining a teaching credential with the hope to teach science at CDM at either the middle or high school level. Coach Rice is excited to see where the season takes the team and wants to see growth from each of our players. Coach Rice will have a busy summer as he is getting married and will then begin his student teaching at CDM next fall. We are extremely lucky to have Coach Rice working with our boys.


2020 FRESHMAN COACHING STAFF

JP Hamilton