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Ryan Evangelho

Title: Head Coach

Phone: (530) 634-7725
Email: Baseball@yccd.edu

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.

Jason Hampton

Title: Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Office phone: 530-741-8726
Email: jhampton@yccd.edu
Jason Hampton, a Rocklin, Ca., native, will join Yuba college as Pitching Coach after spending the past three seasons coaching at the division 2 level in South Dakota & Minnesota. Jason spent the 2015 and 2016 season at Northern State University as a graduate assistant. Hampton helped guide NSU to the NSIC Tournament in both seasons, in which the team finished fourth and fifth. In May of 2016 Hampton graduated from NSU with his Master’s degree in Sports Performance and Leadership.
 In 2016 Hampton took over as top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Bemidji State University. While at BSU the Beavers finished with the most wins since 2014. Jason began his college coaching career at his alma mater Sacramento State University as Director of Baseball Operations in 2014. During the 2014 season the Hornets won the Western Athletic Conference and played in their first ever NCAA tournament. The Hornets broke a D1 school record in wins that season with 40, win number 40 came against Arizona State in the San Luis Obispo Regional.

Hampton has also coached in multiple summer leagues starting in the summer of 2014 when he served as pitching coach for the Wisconsin Woodchucks a member of the prestigious Northwoods Leauge. Hampton helped guide the Woodchucks to the 2014 NWL playoffs. Most recently, Hampton served as pitching coach for the Sacramento Heat in 2016, the Heat are members of the GSCBL.
In the winter of 2013, Hampton graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in organizational communications. Hampton pitched for the Hornets and also saw time at 1B/DH. Sacramento State improved its win total each season Hampton was a part of the team, finishing with 34 wins in 2013.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Hampton in the 47th round of the MLB’s 2009 First Year Player Draft out of Rocklin High School as a pitcher.

Lenny Vagt

Coach Vagt starts his 42nd year of coaching. He first started coaching the Youth Leagues  16-18 of San Mateo, CA in 1973. Then in 1979 he became the Assistant Coach at Aragon High School in San Mateo. In 1981 he became the Administrative Asst to Coach John Noce where he stayed for 22 years. After that he went to Canada College for two years. Then he moved to Sacramento and when Coach Ryan Evangelho became the Head Coach at Yuba College in 2014, Coach Vagt joined the staff. During this 38 years he continued to Managed the Collegiate Summer League Team  San Mateo Bulldogs aka Nor Cal Longhorns winning 12 Championships and taking teams to both Canada and Hawaii to International Tournaments winning several. His main functions  here at Yuba is to teach the players his experiences and situational play and develop the players mentally and physically for the next step in going to a 4 year school.  He has had numerous players drafted and signed  professional contracts. He currently has two players playing Pro Ball- Rob Biagini and Scott Feldman and several in the mjnor leagues. Coach Vagt also is the creator of the Golf Tournament that has been quite successful here and is an on-going fund raiser for the program. Due to a broken hip, Coach Vagt has only been able to come to Yuba twice a week until he gets a new hip.

Andy McKechine


Andy joins the coaching staff for his first year. He will work with outfielders. 

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