Holy Names University selects John Carrion as the first head baseball coach in school history

John Carrion OAKLAND, CA – Holy Names University has selected John Carrion as the first head baseball coach in school history.

Carrion arrives at Holy Names after a one-year stint as the assistant coach at Yuba College in Marysville, CA.

"The opportunity to build a collegiate baseball program from the ground up is a wonderfully exciting proposition," Carrion, who also will serve as an assistant athletic director in the Holy Names athletic department, said. "I hope to not only bring a winning baseball tradition to Holy Names, but also a long-standing relationship with the university, the community of Oakland and the greater East Bay area."

Before Yuba College, Carrion was an assistant and then associate head coach at Cal State East Bay from 2008-10. While with the Pioneers, Carrion worked specifically with the infielders, catchers and ran the offensive on the field.

He also coached the Geneva Redwings of the New York Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2010.

Before arriving at Cal State East Bay, Carrion served as a high school coach at Granada High School in Livermore, CA, and at his alma mater Dixon High School in Dixon, CA.

Carrion graduated and finished his playing career at the University of California, Davis in 2001 where he served as a utility player for Head Coach Phil Swimley for two seasons. He transferred to UC Davis from the College of the Siskiyous.

After completing his playing career, Carrion served as a graduate assistant at UC Davis for the 2002 season before accepting the head coaching position with the Tubingen Hawks of the German Bundesliga.

Carrion earned his bachelor’s degree in ancient history from UC Davis in 2002 and his master’s of science in kinesiology from Cal State East Bay in 2010. He currently resides in Pleasanton, CA, with his wife, Amber.