McClatchy Baseball

3066 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone:916.769.2679
mike@mcclatchybaseball.com

MEET THE COACHING STAFF

Mike de Necochea

Mike de Necochea
Head Varsity Coach
Mike has been the head varsity baseball coach since 2005. His teams have won 6 Metro League Championships (2007, 2008 2011, 2012 and 2013). His teams have made the playoffs nine times. His 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2017 teams made it into the final 4 of the SacJoaquin Section DII playoffs. Mike coached the 2010 Optimist South Large Schools Allstar team. He enjoys coaching sports almost as much as playing. He is an active player in the Sacramento Mens Senior Baseball League (SMSBL) and member of its Board of Directors. He is currently the Commissioner for the Open Division. He enjoys traveling to Arizona in the Fall to play in the NABA and MSBL World Series tournaments. Last Fall, his Sacramento Spikes team won the NABA World Series for the third year in a row. Mike was named Co-MVP of the tournament and won the Gold Glove award in 2016. Mike is a 1985 graduate of McClatchy. He played three sports (football, basketball and baseball) throughout his high school career. He played in post season CIF playoff games in varsity football, basketball and baseball under varsity Coaches Bob Sandoval, Harvey Tahara and Bernie Church. He was an All Metro Baseball players his senior year and named the team’s Most Outstanding Player. He was also Student Body President and one of the school’s first Air Force JR ROTC Squadron Commanders. He served in the U.S. Army right out of high school and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco. He owns and manages 95814 Digital (litigation support services)

Art Gonzalez

NOLAN SHULTZ
Varsity Coach
Nolan has been coaching at McClatchy since 2015. In 2015, he was the head coach of the freshman team. Nolan was a four-year baseball player at McClatchy, and apart of one of the most successful teams during his time at McClatchy. Nolan graduated from McClatchy in the class of 2012. After high school Nolan perused collegiate baseball at the University of Nevada, Reno. At Nevada he tried out for the team as a walk on pitcher and was given the opportunity to be a grey shirt freshman. He gained a lot of experience of what it takes to be a collegiate athlete but unfortunately suffered a shoulder injury during the summer after his freshman year. Since then, Nolan concentrated on finishing up his degree. Nolan is currently studying at Sacramento State University.

MEET THE JV COACHING STAFF

Danny Royster

ART GONZALEZ
Junior Varsity Head Coach
Art Gonzalez, a native of Sacramento, California is has been the head JV Coach at McClatchy since 2014. Art has been an enthusiastic and dedicated coach for approximately 11 years. He began coaching at West Campus, and coached for Monterey Trails High School and Sacramento Jaxs. Besides coaching, Art has been an employee for the City of Sacramento for 29 years, and is also a father of three sons ages 20, 21 and 22. During his leisure time he enjoys golfing, exercising and spending time with friends and family. Last, but not least, Art is a dedicated Oakland A's and Raider's fan.

Art Gonzalez

BRIAN FLINT
Varsity & JV Assistant Coach
Brian Flint attended Grant and Mira Loma high schools where he played baseball, football and basketball.  He graduated with Mira Loma, class of 1991. His love of baseball comes from playing the game throughout childhood and as an adult.  His first experience with coaching was within the San Juan High School program. He is married with three children and lives in nearby Hollywood Park. His wife is an alumni of CK McClatchy and is son is a current student with the class of 2018.  Brian started coaching at McClatchy in 2016 and he enjoys coaching within the community where he and his family reside and to have the opportunity to share his passion for the game.

Art Gonzalez

MASON GUNN
JV Assistant Coach
Mason started coaching baseball at McClatchy in 2016. His son, Nolan is a current student with the class of 2020. Mason has also coached summer travel baseball with the Sacramento Sports Center. He helped start the first rugby team at McClatchy and also coached rugby at Christian Brothers High School.

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