Dawgs Coaching Staff

Lou Pote- Interim Head Coach

Lou Pote, a former World Series Champion with the Anaheim Angels in 2002 and current Dawgs Academy Director of Player Development, will stepping up into the Interim Head Coach Role for the 2023 season. Pote brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the table- with a professional career spanning 21 years including 4 + years of MLB service and 15 + years of coaching across various levels of baseball, Pote looks to bring the championship back in 2023!

Mitch Schmidt - Head Coach

Coach Schmidt is back, looking to regain the WCBL title in 2022. Mitch is the Assistant Coach at Bellevue University, where he has been for the past 15 years. in 2019, he earned the 'Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year' award. Earlier in his career, Mitch coached at a number of other colleges including: Montana State University-Billings, Minot State University, and Midland University. Throughout Schmidt’s coaching career, he has had the honor to coach 115 players that have signed professional contracts. Numerous individual Athletic and Academic awards from the National and Conference levels have been awarded to players he has had the honor to coach also: (19) NAIA All-American Awards, (4) NAIA National Gold Glove Awards, (21) Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Awards, (142) All-Conference Awards, (38) Conference Gold Glove Awards, (83) Conference Scholar Athlete Awards and (3) Conference Baseball Scholar-Athletes of the Year Awards.

David Robb - Hitting & Bench Coach

Coach Dave Robb (DR) is a Dawg through and through, being part of the program for 15 years. DR brings a lifetime of coaching to the Dawgs. Coach Robb played in the College World Series for Augie Garrido at Cal State Fullerton. After his college career, Robb played professionally overseas in Italy. After his playing career, he began coaching around the world in Italy, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, and Canada. Coach Robb has also spent time in the Oakland Athletics organization and coached at the College of San Mateo while coaching the past 9 seasons at Mesa Community College.

Andy Peterson - Infield Coach

Coach Peterson is back once again for his 5th summer with the Dawgs. Andy is the Head Coach at Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon. Prior to getting the head coach position, he was the Undergraduate Assistant at Oregon State University, where he also played. Peterson was a two-year letter winner for the Beavers, after which he was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. In two years with the Beavers, he played in and started 119 games, batting .289 with 13 doubles and 42 runs batted in.

Joe Sergent - Pitching Coach

Coach Sergent is back in 2022 for his 4th season with the Dawgs. Joe was a left-handed pitcher born and raised in Manteca, California. After playing JC ball at San Joaquin Delta College, Joe was recruited by D1 Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He was drafted in 1999 by the Florida Marlins and played five seasons for them, playing as high as AA. From ’04-’07 he pitched for the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks of the Northern League (now American Association) posting a 21-5 regular season record before joining the Calgary Vipers in ’08. From ’08-’10 the GBL all-star was the ace of the staff that won the 2009 GBL title and was 6-0 in playoffs during his time in the GBL. In his 12 year career, Joe boasted a regular season record of 64-33 with a 3.95 ERA in over 800 professional innings.