Erick Raich, Head Coach

Coach Raich returns for his fifth year at the helm for the Dons. In his first two years at De Anza College, Raich led the program to back to back playoff appearances and third place finishes in the Golden Gate Coast Conference. In addition to the success on the field, his 2017 and 2018 squads were awarded by the American Baseball Coaches Association the Team Academic Excellence Award. In his four years as the head coach at De Anza College, Raich has sent 32 players onto the 4-year level to continue their playing careers, along with 35 players total moving on to continue their education at 4-Year institutions.

Prior to coming to De Anza College, Raich was the Head Baseball Coach at Palo Alto High School. During his five year tenure at Palo Alto High School Coach Raich helped guide the Vikings to four league titles and their first ever CCS Championship in 2011. In addition to coaching, Raich was an associate scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization for four years.

Raich went to Saratoga High School where he played both football and baseball. During his time at Saratoga he was a two time 1st Team all-league selection along with an All Mercury News selection in baseball. From Saratoga, he moved onto play at West Valley College as an outfielder and was part of two Coast Conference Championships in 2001 and 2002.

Raich received his bachelors degree from Concordia University - Irvine along with his Master Degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University. Currently, Raich lives in Los Gatos, CA with his two daughters Ava and Amelia.

Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach - De Anza Community College: 2015 - Present
  • Head Coach - Palo Alto High School: 2010 - 2014
  • Assistant Coach - West Valley College: 2005 - 2008
  • Head Director - California Club Baseball: 2005 - Present 

Awards:

  • Mercury News Coach of the Year (2010)
  • Daily News Coach of the Year (2010, 2011)

Brian "Boomer" Richer, Associate Head Coach

Brian returns back to the Don's for his fifth year as the Associate Head Coach. In his first year, Brian helped lead the Don's to their first playoff appearance in twelve years. Brian has been extremely instrumental working with hitters and does a tremendous job developing catchers. In addition to his on field duties, Brian has been an integral part of recruiting and day to day operations with the De Anza College Baseball Program.

Brian comes to De Anza College from Los Altos High School where he was the Head Assistant Coach. Prior to Los Altos, Brian was an Assistant Coach at West Valley College from 2009 - 2013 where he assisted with catchers and hitters.

As a player, Brian played for Coach Steve Beaulieu at Santa Teresa High School where he was an all-league Performer. After his time at Santa Teresa he went onto play at West Valley College and was part of the 2006 Coast Conference Championship Team.

Brian is a 2010 graduate of San Jose State University receiving his bachelors degree in Kinesiology. Currently, Boomer lives in San Jose, CA

Coaching Experience:

  • Associate Head Coach - De Anza Community College: 2015 - Present
  • Head Assistant Coach - Los Altos High School: 2013 - 2014
  • Assistant Coach - West Valley College: 2009 - 2013 

Dylan Wisthoff, Assistant Coach 

Dylan returns back for his second season with the Dons as an assistant coach working with infielders and hitters along with coaching 1st baseball. Dylan brings a wealth of knowledge to the program and does an outstanding job with the development of the De Anza College infielders.

Prior to De Anza College, Dylan was an assistant coach at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA. As a player, Dylan played at Canada College and transferred to perennial power, Southern New Hampshire University to finish out his playing career.

A native from Anchorage, Alaska. Dylan currently resides in San Francisco, CA with his wife Erika.

Anthony Lim, Assistant Coach 

Anthony is a first year coach with the Dons as an assistant coach working with outfielders and hitters along with coaching 3rd Base. Anthony played for Coach Raich in 2014 at Palo Alto High School and moved on from there to play at Whitman College in Washington. Anthony has a great feel for the game and developing players along with a tireless work ethic. 

Anthony currently resides in Palo Alto, CA

Robbie Deauville, Team Manager

Robbie has been Team Manager for the De Anza Dons since 2012. Prior to coming to De Anza College, Robbie was the Team Manager for San Jose City College. Robbie attended Branham High School and currently lives in San Jose, CA. 

 
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