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KPB Podcast EP 45: Brad Sanfilippo (Head Coach, San Jose State)

In This Episode

We talk shop with San Jose State Head Coach Brad Sanfilippo. Sanfilippo is entering his 3rd season at the helm of the San Jose State Spartan baseball program, after taking over with the interim tag 3 weeks before the regular season started in 2018. He spun that adversity into a historic year, leading the program to a Mountain West tournament appearance. In his two years, he has already led the club to its winningest season since 2011 and the highest single season conference win total in nearly a decade. No stranger to D1 baseball, Sanfilippo served as an assistant coach from 2010-2017, including time at San Jose State and a handful of years with Cal in the Pac-12, where 21 of his players got drafted (4 who are currently in the Big Leagues) and helped lead the Bears to an appearance at the College World Series in Omaha. Before making the transition to college coaching, Sanfilippo was the head coach at his alma mater, Los Gatos High School, where he won 4 league championships and 2 section titles (the first 2 in the baseball program’s history). He was inducted into the Los Gatos HS Hall of Fame in 2009.

In this conversation, we take a deep dive on recruiting, player development, buy in, and even dabble in some pre-season NFL predictions. Don’t miss out as Coach Flip offers outstanding insight for recruits navigating the process!

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Academics, D1, Recruiting, Player Development, Offensive Philosophy, Mountain West Baseball, San Jose State, Pac-12, Mid-Major, Power-5