Bret Hemphill

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Career Highlights

  • MLB Player - Angels (3 years on the MLB roster)
  • MLB - Collected a base hit from each side of the plate in my first two major league at-bats)
  • Scholarship to Cal State Fullerton
  • 10+ Years of Coaching & Recruiting Experience
  • Named the Anaheim Angels Best Defensive Catcher by Baseball America, 1994, 1995, & 1996
  • Played in two College World Series (1994, 1992)

Colleges My Players Have Played For

NCAA DI: Stanford, Oregon, UCLA, Oregon St., Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount, Washington State, UC Santa Barbara, Jacksonville St., St. Marys,New Mexico State, Long Beach St., Sacramento St., University Nevada-Reno, UC Irvine, University of Pacific, Fresno St., University of Hawaii
NCAA DII: CSU Monterey Bay, Cal Poly Pomona, Sonoma St., Chico St.
NAIA: Lewis & Clark St.

Career Bio

Bret is a former Major League switch-hitting catcher with the Anaheim Angels. He played 7½ years of professional baseball in the Angels’ organization as a catcher, and was on the big league roster for three years. He made his major league debut on June 28, 1999. He became the first rookie to collect his first two major league hits from both sides of the plate in his first two major league at-bats since 1980.

Prior to his professional baseball career, Bret was a standout at Cal State Fullerton where he was part of two teams that played at the College World Series (’92 & ’94). He played for Hall of Fame Coach Augie Garrido and current Oregon Head Coach George Horton. He was voted “Best Defensive Player” for the 1994 team. Bret was named honorable mention All-Big West in 1994 and was voted to the All-Tournament Team for the 1994 Midwest I Regional.

Bret is one of the three founders of Golden Spikes Baseball in Loomis, CA.Golden Spikes Baseball is an academy dedicated to improving the skills of young athletes who wish to perform at a high level.Several teams that Bret has coached have been nationally ranked and he has had the pleasure of coaching several athletes who have gone on to play at D-I, II, & III levels. He also served as an assistant coach at Sierra College for five seasons.

Bret holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton. Bret and his wife Stephanie live in Roseville with their two daughters Julia 18, and Ashlyn 16.

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