Assistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator • Ninth Year
Cal State Northridge '02
Teddy Warrecker joined the Cal Poly coaching staff in the Fall of 2010 and was elevated to Recruiting Coordinator in 2012.
Over the last seven seasons from 2012-18, the Mustangs have amassed 240 victories, the fifth-highest total among the 24 California schools with Division I baseball programs. Averaging 34 wins per season during those seven campaigns, the victory total is eighth among 46 schools in the NCAA’s West Region. In addition, from 2012-14, Cal Poly averaged 41 wins a year with 123 victories, more than any other Division I team in California.
The historic 2014 campaign saw Cal Poly shatter the school record with 47 wins, finishing 47-12. The Mustangs, ranked No. 1 for a week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper after sweeping Cal State Fullerton in mid-April, claimed the Big West title with a 19-5 record, two games ahead of Long Beach State and four in front of UC Irvine.
As the Recruiting Coordinator, the Mustangs have seen ten top-10 round MLB draft picks in Matt Imhof (second), Spencer Howard (second), Mark Mathias (third), Nick Torres (fourth), Erich Uelmen (fourth), Alex McKenna (fourth), Nick Meyer (sixth), Brian Mundell (seventh), Zack Zehner (seventh) and Justin Calomeni (ninth). Three players have played for the USA collegiate team during Warrecker’s tenure at Cal Poly -- Matt Imhof (2013), Mark Mathias (2014) and Nick Meyer (2017). Chris Hoo was the recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove for best defensive catcher in the nation in 2014. Chris Hoo (2014), Peter Van Gansen (2015) and Nick Meyer (2017) all earned Big West defensive players of the year honors. Mark Mathias (2014) and Alex McKenna (2018) were named Big West Players of the Year.
From 2001-10 Warrecker, compiled a 193-198-2 record as the head coach of at Santa Barbara City College. Prior to his arrival, the team had endured 19 straight sub-.500 seasons. In the last seven years at SBCC, Warrecker guided the Vaqueros to six winning campaigns, including a 20-16 mark in his final season (2010), and three regional playoff appearances. The Vaqueros went 102-65 (.611 winning percentage) over his last four seasons at the school. The 2007 Vaquero squad captured the WSC-North Conference title, ending a 35 year Conference title drought. The 34 wins in 2007 is still a school record.
Prior to his 10-year stint at SBCC, Warrecker assisted his father at Santa Barbara High School, where the Dons won the Channel League in 1999, and 2000 and reached the CIF-Southern Section Division II championship game at Dodger Stadium in 2000.
Warrecker was a catcher and first baseman at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria and was a two-time first-team all-conference selection, first-team All-Northern California and first-team All-State. He helped the Bulldogs to back-to-back Northern California regional playoff appearances (1992, 1993) and the Coast Valley Conference championship in 1993, while setting school career records in home runs and RBI.
Warrecker played for the Kenai Oilers of the Alaskan Baseball League, a team that went on to win the NBC National Championship in Wichita, Kansas. He attended the University of Arizona, playing for College Baseball Hall of Famer Jerry Kindall. Warrecker signed with the Cleveland Indians following his junior year at Arizona. Warrecker was drafted four times starting in 1991 (Texas), 1992 (Houston), 1993 (Cleveland), 1994 (Cleveland).
Warrecker spent six seasons (1994-99) in the minor leagues as a pitcher with the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. In addition, he was invited to the Indians' Major League Camp as part of the 40-man roster in 1997. Warrecker also played in the Hawaii Winter League for the West Oahu Cane Fires.
After professional baseball, Warrecker completed his bachelor's degree in history at Cal State Northridge and his master's degree in sport science from the United States Sports Academy.
Warrecker, who has five brothers, attended Santa Barbara High School and played for his father and head coach, Fred Warrecker, who retired after 43 years as head coach. Baseball is synonymous with the Warrecker family name. Fred Warrecker was MVP for the UCSB Gauchos baseball squad in 1960, while brothers Willy, Wes and Donovan played at California, San Francisco State and UCSB respectively.
Warrecker and his wife Taryn, have two sons: Troy, 12, and Crosby, 7.