Antonio Andrade has a passion for baseball and people. A former local high school baseball star for Santa Barbara High School, currently attends Occidental University. As a sophomore for the Oxy baseball team, Antonio helped the 2019 club to a 28-14 overall record with a 16-8 conference mark. Showing his versatility, Antonio played several positions on the field while hitting .277 with 12 doubles and 2 Home-runs.
Antonio has spent several summers playing and coaching in the Coastal Cubs baseball organization. His coaching duties have entailed working with the Cubs 14U and summer high school team.
Recently Antonio was named the head coach for the Whilshire Warriors 14U baseball club. He continues to give back to young aspiring players while feeding his own passion for the game of baseball. Antonio is currently studying Kinesiology with the intent of becoming a strength and conditioning coach following graduation.
The Coastal Cubs organization is very proud of Antonio Andrade's growth as a student-athlete and aspiring coach.
The Coastal Cubs 14U Development program have begun their Fall 2019 campaign. Wednesday nights the Coastal Cubs and Santa Barbara Pony will practice for 8 weeks at UCSB's baseball field and under the lights. Leading the group instruction is Chris Joyce (assistant coach SBCC), Dylan Jones (assistant coach UCSB), Dylan DeBrouwer (assistant coach Westmont College), Danny Muno (Milb Chicago White Sox) and Alex Hoover (former assistant coach Cal Poly-SLO). The focus of the fall program is to enforce the basic fundamentals of the game physically and mentally.
The UCSB Gauchos will play many of their home dates under the lights in 2020. The program led by Andrew Checkett's is one of the top programs in the country.
The Coastal Cubs Collegiate and High School teams will begin their summer campaign June 2019. Both teams will play a highly competitive schedule during the summer months of June-August. Returning to coach the Cubs Collegiate team for their 8th season will be Roderick Hutchinson and Lou Lucca. The 2019 Cubs Collegiate will play this season in the new Golden Coast Collegiate Summer League. The Cubs are coming off a very successful 2018 season finishing off their summer campaign defeating the NBC Champion Santa Barbara Foresters (4-2).
The Coastal Cubs HS team will begin summer competition the month of June. Coaching the team will be Chris Huston ( Dunn HS), Ian Churchill ( SBCC) and Jake McBride (SBCC). The Cubs will practice 2 times a week and play a very competitive summer schedule versus Southern California Scout Teams and participate in a Perfect Game Tournament in Irvine, California.
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