John Bava

College Baseball Advisor

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Career Highlights

  • 1992 led Thomas Downey HS to a CIF sub-section championship game
  • 1993 All-League Catcher, Thomas Downey HS
  • 1993 Stanislaus County All-District team
  • 1993 Mizuno HS All-America
  • 6+ years as SportsForce Recruiting Advisor
  • Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at San Joaquin Delta College
  • 16+ years of coaching/recruiting experience

Colleges My Players Have Played For

Division I: Cal Berkley, Northern Arizona, UC Davis, Sacramento State, Loyola Marymount, U of Hawaii, University of San Diego, Valpraiso, Portland State, Oregon State, U of Montana, Grand Canyon U, St. Mary's, U of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Division II: CSU Stanislaus, Humbodt State, Chico St, Lincoln University, Concordia University - Portland

Division III: UC Santa Cruz, University of Redlands, Menlo College, University of LaVerne, Chapman University, LaGrange (GA), Otterbein U (OH), Macalaster (MN), Linfield (OR), Occidental (CA), Pomona-Pitzer (CA), Harvey Mudd (CA), Willamette (OR)

Career Bio

John has played, coached & worked in sports for the past 30 years. John began playing baseball competitively at an early age and continued to improve as an athlete, earning All-League & All-American honors in baseball his senior year at Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, CA. After his playing career was over, he began his coaching career as a private hitting instructor and working in professional baseball with the River Cats organization.

He has been coaching and advising baseball players for the past 16 years, connecting many with college programs at all levels DI,II,III, and NAIA. Most recently coaching at San Joaquin Delta College (JC) as an Asst Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, helping with their recruiting efforts.

Why Athletes & Parents Are Raving About Us

  • Austin Mowrey Austin Mowrey Columbia University - Baseball Team
    I would recommend SportsForce to other student-athletes because of the work they do for you. They provide all student athletes with the chance to continue their education and athletic careers.  
  • Garrett Hastings Garrett Hastings University of Kentucky - Basketball Team
    They (Sports Force) have an understanding of the process, templates and the data to develop communication for schools across the country and all athletic and educational levels. But be prepared as a family to make an effort to work together and research. 
  • Joel Brown Joel Brown Chapman University - Baseball Team
    I would recommend SportsForce to any other athlete because recruiting today is entirely different than it was 10 years ago. You can’t just be a star athlete on your high school team or have a good weekend at a tournament and receive a college scholarship. You have to go out of your way and contact as many schools as possible and SportsForce makes sure you are able to successfully do this. They helped me receive opportunities I wouldn’t have been able to receive on my own. SportsForce is the way to go if you are serious about playing college athletics.  
  • Austin Ruiz Austin Ruiz Azusa Pacific University - Baseball Team
    I highly recommend getting involved with Andrew and his talented team as early on in the process as you can. It will save you a lot of frustration and money in the long run. His team is very knowledgeable and they can help in many ways. It was money well spent and we thank you guys for everything you have done for our son as well as our family. Jenna is next!  -Parents of Austin Ruiz

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