Title: Head Coach
Phone: (530) 634-7725
Bio: Ryan Evangelho returns to Yuba College for his fourth season as the 49ers Head Coach in 2017. In his 4 seasons as a head coach, Evangelho is 80-70 (.533) overall and 51-42 (.548) in conference play. In 2015 he saw his 49ers make their first playoff appearance in 24 years. In 2014, Coach Evangelho lead the 49ers to a 3rd place finish in the Bay Valley Conference, their highest finish in 9 years. In his first 3 years at Yuba, Evangelho has graduated or moved on over 95% of his players.
Coach Evangelho came to Yuba College after spending 11 seasons coaching at Sierra College, where he played a valued role in winning the 2008 State Championship, 3 Final-Four appearances, 4 Super-Regionals, 9 Regional Championships and 10 straight playoff appearances. While at Sierra College, Ryan’s offenses have finished in the top 25 or higher in California for team batting average ten out of the eleven years. His outstanding knowledge and coaching ability helped led the 2008 Sierra College State championship offense to a #1 ranking among Big 8 Conference teams with a team batting average of .338 which was 34 pts higher than the second best team.
2013 was a very successful first season for Ryan as Head Coach at Sierra. He brought Sierra Baseball their 1st Conference Title since 1979 with a 33-9 record, a #2 seed in the playoffs, and a #2 ranking in the coaches poll. They also made it to the Elite 8 in CA and were selected to host the Super-Regional Tournament for the first time in school history. Coach Evangelho was named Coach of the Year in the BIG 8 Conference and had 3 players named to the All-American team, 1 player named to the All-NorCal team, and a league-high 8 players selected for 1st Team All-Big 8 honors.
Ryan’s first coaching stint was with Belmont Joe DiMaggio’s high school summer baseball league. He then accepted his first head coaching job at his alma mater, Aragon High School. Ryan led the JV team to a 2nd place finish. That summer Ryan coached a 16-year-old AAU team that traveled to play in the World Championships in Arizona. He then moved to Sacramento to coach varsity baseball at River City High School, where his team won a league championship and had a section title runner-up finish in his first two years.
In the summer of 2001, he took a coaching job with the Danville Dan’s summer wood bat collegiate league in Illinois where his team won a league championship with a strong mix of players from Division I schools such as LSU, Florida State, Mississippi State and Long Beach State among others. The Dan’s coaching staff was also selected to coach the All-Star game. Ryan has also served as an associate scout with the Atlanta Braves for 6 years.
Ryan played baseball at Aragon High School in San Mateo where he was a key part of three consecutive baseball league championships. He also played two years of varsity football and in his senior year, the Dons compiled a record of 13-0 and were California State Champions. Ryan was voted All-league as an offensive tackle. From there Ryan began his college baseball career as a Catcher at College of San Mateo. After earning his AA degree at CSM, Ryan continued his college baseball career by receiving a scholarship to play baseball at the Division I level for the University of San Francisco. He caught for two seasons at USF while compiling a 34 win season his junior year. While playing baseball at USF, he earned a BA degree in Communications.
Ryan’s goal is to prepare the current Yuba squad to be a team that can compete with all the best Community College programs in the state. This team’s offensive strategy will be to create fear and sudden unforeseen pressure on opponents. During the summer Ryan is hard at work recruiting the best high school baseball players in our local area. Coach Evangelho has a Master’s Degree in Sports Science and will now spend his mornings teaching classes at Yuba College and coaching Yuba’s baseball team.
Ryan and his wife Jaclyn, daughter Marren (10), son Trevor (8) and Gabriella (3) currently reside in Roseville.