Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Chris Brown

Chris Brown  is in his 24th year of coaching at the Community College level. He began his career in 1990 as an assistant coach at Saddleback College, located in Mission Viejo California. During Brown’s seven-year stint at Saddleback the Gauchos won two Orange Empire Conference Championships and State Champion runners up in 1998. In 1995 Brown was selected the first Head Coach at El Paso Community College (TX). Brown was responsible for the successful start up of the EPCC athletic program. The “Tejanos” rapidly developed and with a 23-20 overall record in just their second season and advanced to the NJCAA Region V playoffs.

Brown is recognized internationally following the past six years of service with USA Baseball. He served as assistant coach in 1999 and 2000 for the USA Youth National Team. Over the two year period the YNT recorded 16 wins 0 losses and won the P.A.L. National Championship in 1999 in Stuart, Florida, and the Pan Am Championship in Monterey, Mexico defeating perennial power Cuba 2-1 in 2000. Brown continued the USA winning tradition as he was named the Head Coach of the 2001 World Champion Youth National Team posting a perfect 8-0 record defeating Venezuela 6-2 for the Gold Medal. Over the past three years Brown has assisted the USA National Team through player selection and in 2003 was the Testing Director for the Youth National Team.

Brown enters his 13th season as the Head Coach at San Diego City College. Over the past few seasons the Knights have continually improved to a respected power in the Pacific Coast Conference. In 2006, SDCC finished 16-9 in conference and 22-18 overall. The Knights also earned a spot in post season play. In 2010, Brown led the Knights to a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship with a 26-7 overall record and 19-6 conference record. The Knights also qualified for the post season. Over the past five seasons eight players from SDCC program have been drafted by professional teams.

In addition to coaching Brown serves as an Assistant Professor in the area of Health and Exercise Science at SDCC. He is a native of Richfield, Ohio and graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene College with a B.A. degree in History. Brown continued his baseball playing career in 1998 with the Sydney Metros of the Australian Baseball League. He was a shortstop and leadoff hitter during the inaugural season of professional baseball in Australia. Brown earned a Master of Science degree in Physical education from California State University-Fullerton in 1992. Chris draws support from his wonderful family including wife Jennifer, daughter Kaeli and son C.J.

co-head Coach - Aaron Detty

Aaron Detty enters his ninth season at San Diego City College. He is the Co-Head Coach and is in charge of hitting instruction and outfield. He has also volunteered and coached with the Junior Knights, the So Cal Dirtbags and was the head coach of the San Diego Blackjacks from 2005-2007, and former co-head coach of the La Jolla Aces in 2004.

In addition to coaching, Aaron is an adjunct faculty member in the Health and Exercise Department and has a Masters Degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University and a Bachelor Degree in History from University of California San Diego. He is a former San Diego City College player (2001-02), with All-Conference Team honors in 2002, and he finished his playing career at division II powerhouse UCSD (2003-04).

 

Assistant Coach - John Chrysler

John has been involved and assisted San Diego City College baseball for numerous years. He is a former professional ball player and is now retired and dedicates his time to his loving wife and the game he loves.

 

 

 





infield  Coach - keith corona

Keith Corona is in his second season at San Diego City College where his primary responsibility is working with the infielders. He comes to SDCC after coaching two seasons at Fresno City College where he also coached infielders. Prior to Fresno City, he served as an assistant at Fowler High School for three seasons as well as head coach of the Serbian Junior National Team (U-18). Corona also founded the Serbian Baseball Development Association, a non-profit organization aimed at developing youth baseball in Serbia, in 2008. 

Aside from coaching, Corona is an adjuct ESL instructor in the San Diego region. He received his Master's degree in General Linguistics from California State University, Fresno. During his playing years, Corona played two seasons at Reedley College (2004-05) and earned a scholarship to Fresno Pacific University (2006-07) where he completed his college baseball career while earning his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

pitching Coach - kyle brown

Kyle Brown is in his second year as the Pitching Coach at San Diego City College. His first year, the pitching staff threw 11 complete games, finished with a team ERA of 3.72, and helped the Knights finish in 3rd place in the PCAC.

During the summer, Kyle also coaches for Team San Diego. His prior experience includes: Freshman Head Coach at Esperanza High School, Assistant Coach for Hard 9 Baseball and Pitching Coach for the L.A. Thrashers.

Apart from coaching, Kyle lives in La Mesa, CA and is currently working on his Master’s Degree from Concordia University. Kyle’s playing career included 2 years at Golden West Junior College where he received an Athletic Scholarship to the University of California Santa Barbara. Kyle played 2 years at UC Santa Barbara before being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 2008 MLB draft..