2019 VARSITY COACHING STAFF
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 17th 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 Fiancé 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 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.
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 Worden got off to a fast start as a member of the 1975 Hoover High School Team which defeated Lakewood High School 2 to 1 to win the CIF Championship at Dodger Stadium. Flash forward and ended up attending Los Angeles Mission Junior College and took a scholarship to play at Stanford University.
While at Stanford achieved First Team All-PAC 10 Honors, as a catcher and enjoyed playing on a couple of USA Teams in 1980, against Japan and Korea. “My college years at LAMC & Stanford, are some of my fondest memories ... the competition, facilities & programs were simply awesome! That said, I had the best teammates ever and enjoy seeing & spending time with many of them today!”
Drafted four separate times and signed in 1981 with The California Angels and played 6 years in the minor leagues. “While I never made it to the Big Leagues, I did achieve 2 At Bats in Palm Springs in 1982 with the Big Team, hitting a ground rule double off of San Diego in front of Mom & Dad, which made it a very special moment!” Retired in 1987 and entered The Real World, working in the Title Industry for 25 years before becoming a Real Estate Broker and working with my wife, Stella, at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, in Corona Del Mar.
Coach sincerely enjoyed the opportunity to coach his son and his friends from Tee-Ball through Newport Beach Pony. Coach was able to watch his son play his high school & college
ball and is thrilled at the opportunity to return to coaching baseball with CDM! My thanks to Casey, Abby and Stella, my wife of 25 plus years, for giving me The Hall Pass to Coach! Go Sea Kings!
2019 JUNIOR VARSITY COACHING STAFF
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.
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.
2019 FRESHMAN COACHING STAFF
Coach Budgell was born and raised in Danvers, Massachusetts. Coach Budgell is married to Laura Budgell. They have been together for 28 years and are celebrating their 26th wedding anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. They have four children Jarrod (40), Ashley (34), Matthew (26) and Lucas (17). All four of his children have attended Woodbridge High School. Matthew was a 10th round draft pick in 2011 by the New York Mets right out of high school. Lucas is in his senior year and is the Captain of the varsity baseball team. Additionally, Coach has two wonderful grandchildren Jennika (13) and Avery (4). Coach Budgell wanted to serve his country right out of high school. As a member of the United States Marine Corps, he served two-tours in the USMC. We thank Coach Budgell for his service.
Baseball is a big component of who Coach Budgell is. Coach Budgell’s baseball background is extensive. He has over 28 years of coaching experience. Coach Budgell has and continues to work with all levels of coaches within the baseball community from high school and travel ball coaches and collegiate coaches across the country. A former varsity Head Baseball Coach at Eastside Christian High School and previously a part of Coach McCaffrey’s coaching staff at University High School. Coach Budgell also runs the high school Colts Baseball Program and is the Owner and Head Baseball Coach at GrüvIt Athletics. Coach Budgell believes that a baseball coach is always thinking about how to put players in a position where they can be most successful and most impact the team. A baseball coach does this by building relationships with his players. It is imperative that the players on the team know their coach has their best interests in mind. A baseball coach will find a way for his players to be the best versions of themselves.
Coach Martin was a 3 year starter at University High School. He was a first team All-League and All-City selection his senior year. Coach McCaffrey describes Joppi “as one of the best players to come through University HS.” Joppi went on to play at Saddleback College and then played baseball at Valparaiso University. Coach Martin is in his 2nd year of coaching. He coached the 2018 season at University HS and now joins the CDM staff. We are extremely lucky to have such a great person and coach join our program.