Jeff Sears Head Baseball Coach
Coach Sears has been the Head Coach at Servite since 2011 and was the Head Coach at Laguna Beach High School before that. He led the Breakers to a 27-3 record in 2011. Coach Sears was awarded the 2011 Orange County Register Baseball Coach of the Year Award in part for leading the Breakers to their first league championship in 48 years and for setting a school record with 27 victories in the 2011 campaign. In his time at Laguna Beach, he guided the program to its second, third and fourth playoff appearances in the program’s 73-year history. Coach Sears was also an assistant coach on Chapman University’s 2005, 2006 and 2007’s College World Series teams. As the Friars Head Coach, Coach Sear’s responsibilities include directing Servite’s baseball program, which currently includes four teams, and developing both current and future Friars into faith-filled leaders. Coach Sears is a graduate of California State University Dominguez Hills where he earned a B.A. in Kinesiology and Education.
Duane Page Pitching Coach
Coach Page was a right-handed pitcher from 1990 from Ocean View High School. He earned the team MVP, Sunset League MVP, and made All-CIF and All-Orange County that year. He continued playing at Orange Coast College where he made All-Orange Empire Conference in 1991-1992. He played in the Minor Leagues splitting time between the Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals Organizations as a pitcher. He has continued his success as an instructor. He was the pitching coach on the 1998 CIF-SS 3A Championship Team at his alma mater. He has coaching experience at the high school and junior college level and served on the Royals’ Scout Ball Team and as a director at the Mark Cresse School of Baseball. He is a substitute teacher at Servite and continues to coach the young men of Servite.
AJ Lamonda Hitting Coach
AJ was the Head JV Coach and Varsity Assistant at Webb High School in Claremont for one year. He graduated from Servite in ‘03 and played baseball and football. He attended Loyola Marymount University and played baseball there. He graduated in ‘07. His goals are to win every pitch, every at bat, every play, and every game. He wants to create a fun and team based atmosphere that allows Servite baseball to excel on and off the field. He has a long-standing relationship with Servite. His uncle, Jim Snitzler was the class of ‘72 and his brother Zack LaMonda was the class of ‘97. His cousin Michael Snitzler also graduated as a Friar, he was the class of ’08. He wants to teach the baseball team how to play technically and also have fun while doing it with every pitch and every play. Servite is proud for this Friar to return to the field as a coach.
Scott Stroud Infielders Coach and Freshman Coach
Coach Stroud graduated from Warren High School in '05 and played baseball at East Los Angeles College and was an infielder. Before that he attended East Los Angeles Community College where he led his team to a 31-13 record. He majored in History. He has been coaching travel baseball for nine years as well as being a coach for the Mark Cresse School of Baseball for the last five years. His goals for the season are to continue the growth and development of the infielders along with the younger players as a whole.
Bill Brundige JV Coach
Coach Brundige is the Director of Admissions, Bonajuncta Priory Rector and Assistant Frosh Baseball Coach. He was an All-League infielder his senior year. He attended Fullerton College and Loyola Marymount where he played baseball. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Philosophy and minor in Ethics. He played semi-pro baseball with the San Francisco Seals before earning his Masters in Architecture from the New School of Architecture and Design.
Troy Cassidy JV and Frosh/Soph Coach
Coach Cassidy graduated from Chatsworth and is an ’07 graduate. He played four years of football and baseball. In ’07 he was a pitcher for the for the LA City Section Baseball Team which finished second in the state. He is attending Cal State Fullerton to get his B.A. in Kinesiology. Coach Cassidy also coaches for the freshmen football team. His goal is to help improve the ballplayer’s knowledge of the game and improve their skills.