Founded in 2011, The Santa Barbara Grizzlies Baseball Group based on the Central Coast provides instruction, player-development and a competitive environment for youth, high school and college players.
The 2023 Coastal Dodgers Collegiate Team were crowned champions of the Golden Coast Collegiate league after defeating the Malibu Marlins 3-2 at Westmont College. The contest featured timely hitting, good pitching and elite defense from both teams. The Dodgers have captured back-to-back titles with coaches Chris Joyce and Steven Hardesty at the helm. The roster for the Dodgers was comprised of the top HS seniors from the Central Coast and collegiate players from Westmont College, SBCC, Cuesta College, Allan Hancock College.
The Dodgers will defend their 2023 championship starting June of 2024. The coaching staff and the administration are in the process of roster building for 2024. If you have interest in the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more details.
The Coastal Dodgers Collegiate team completed the 2022 summer season in the Golden Coast Collegiate League as co-champions. The Dodgers finished the regular season with an 18-7 record. Highlights for the team was playing CCL teams the SLO Blues and Conejo Oaks in non-league contests. The Dodgers split their 2 game series with the Blues. The Dodgers roster was comprised of players from Cuesta CC, SBCC, Allan Hancock College, Colorado Springs, San Marcos HS, Santa Barbara HS and Santa Ynez HS, Righetti HS and Morro Bay HS. The coaching staff, Chris Joyce, Steve Hardesty and Wes Gibson did a great job creating a constructive and winning culture during their 10 weeks of competition. The Coastal Dodgers Collegiate team will take the field again June of 2023.
The Coastal Dodgers HS team had another successful summer campaign in the Golden Coast HS Wood Bat Summer League. The Dodgers fielded an Upper and Under-class team of players from San Marcos HS, Dunn HS, Carpinteria HS, Bishop Diego HS, and Santa Ynez HS. The Upper-class squad finished the summer season in second place, losing 3-2 in the championship game. Coaching both teams were Wes Gibson, Morgan Moore, David Valles and Tony Garcia. Both teams improved their Fundamental Skills and Baseball IQ during the 10 week program of practice and games. The Dodgers HS team will reboot June of 2023.
The Coastal Dodgers 14U program completed their first fall campaign in the Golden Coast 14U Fall Development League. The Dodgers competed in a 6 team league on the Central Coast. Local 7th and 8th graders worked on their Fundamental Skills and sharpened their Baseball IQ on the practice field and on the diamond with competitive games. The coaching staff of Chris Joyce, Steve Hardesty and David Valles directed the players during the fall campaign. The 2022-2023 Dodgers 14U program will begin instruction and games September of 2022.
The 2021 Coastal Cubs HS Fall Elite Program completed a 5 week barnstorming schedule on the Central Coast. The Cubs attracted 2022- 2024 high school players from southern California and was loaded with talented players from Santa Barbara HS, Santa Ynez HS, Morro Bay HS, Righetti HS, Atascadero HS, Salesian HS, Bishop Diego HS, Paso Robles HS and San Marcos HS. The team was coached by Wes Gibson, David Valles (San Marcos HS), Elliot Stewart and Alex Hoover from the San Luis Obispo Phillies travel program.
The Cubs played a strong schedule that afforded the team an opportunity to play at UCSB, Westmont College and in Fresno, CA. The Cubs squared off on the diamond versus the Norcal Red Sox Scout Team, the So Cal A's Scout Team and the Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros.
The Coastal Cubs 2020-2021 program has created opportunities for 11 HS players to continue their education and play baseball at the college level. Our mission statement is to provide professional instruction, high level competition and educate families and athletes on the process of playing at the "Next Level". If you have interest in joining our 2022 program (HS and Collegiate Summer Teams) please email email@example.com.
The Coastal Cubs fielded 3 teams during the spring and summer campaign of 2021. The Cubs 14U guided by HC Chris Joyce spent eight weeks during the spring reinforcing fundamental development while competing against a variety of central coast teams.
The 2021 Coastal Cubs HS team were crowned champions of the Golden Coast HS Summer League in its inaugural season. The Cubs were led by HC Wes Ghan Gibson (San Marcos HS) and his staff, Morgan Moore, David Valles and Phil Quartararo. The Golden Coast league featured 7 teams from the central coast. The Cubs defeated Bakersfield Crude to win the championship.
The 2021 Coastal Cubs collegiate once again played a very competitive schedule facing the likes of the Conejo Oaks and SLO Blues in non-conference games. The Golden Coast Collegiate league consisted of nine teams from Los Angeles, Bakersfield and the central coast. Led by coaches Chris Joyce, Steven Hardesty and Chris Houston, the Cubs faced off in the championship game versus the So Cal Hitmen at Westmont College. The Cubs were defeated to close out the summer campaign.
Ten high school players from 2021-2022 Coastal Cubs Upper-class team received commitments to four year colleges. 2021 RHP Henry Manfredonia (UCSB), 2021 OF Oliver McGibben (University of Colorado Colorado Springs),2021 Miles Souza (Beloit College), 2022 LHP Chase Hoover (Texas Christian University), 2022 OF Bryson Hoier (Loyola Marymount), 2022 C Joaquin Sandoval (Lewis & Clark College), 2022 Vic Heredia Jr (Cal State Northridge), 2022 Jackson Howell (St. Mary's), 2022 Morgan Codron (U of Portland), and 2023 RHP Cole Schoenwetter (UCSB)
The 2021 spring and summer campaign was very productive for all players in our program. Gratefully everyone is back in school preparing for the 2022 spring season. The Santa Barbara Grizzlies organization is currently formulating rosters for the 2022 campaign. If you have interest in joining the organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The past 8 months have been a difficult time for the entire country dealing with change and uncertainty during a global pandemic. The sports landscape at the amateur and professional level has dealt with many changes. The Santa Barbara Grizzlies/Coastal Cubs Program was able to continue their development process working closely with the local agencies while following the demands of the CDC. The Cubs were able to practice in small groups and participate in "cohort scrimmages". The Cubs 14U program showed tremendous growth as a group and was coached by Chris Joyce.
The Cubs HS program rolled out two groups of high school players, Upper-class and Under-class programs under the direction of Wes Ghan-Gibson, Morgan Moore and Tom Myers. The Cubs roster had players from a variety of HS programs on the Central Coast. Players traveled to work with the Cubs coaching staff from Paso Robles HS, San Luis Obispo HS and Morro Bay HS. The roster also included players from Santa Barbara HS, San Marcos HS, Carpinteria HS, Ventura HS and Bishop Diego HS.
Eight high school players from the Cubs Upper-class team received commitments to four year colleges. 2021 RHP Henry Manfredonia (UCSB), 2021 OF Oliver McGibben (University of Colorado Colorado Springs), 2022 LHP Chase Hoover (Texas Christian University), 2022 OF Bryson Hoier (Loyola Marymount), 2022 C Joaquin Sandoval (Lewis & Clark College), 2022 Jackson Howell (St. Mary's), 2022 Morgan Codron (U of Portland), and 2023 RHP Cole Schoenwetter (UCSB)
The Coastal Cubs HS team will continue with practice and competition starting spring of 2022. If you have interest in joining our program, please email us at email@example.com