August 28, 2007

Santa Clara Baseball Names Shawn Epidendio As Assistant Coach

Aug. 28, 2007

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Former Santa Clara baseball infielder Shawn Epidendio '05 has been named assistant coach for the Bronco baseball team, head coach Mark O'Brien announced Tuesday. Epidendio will work with the outfielders, assist with the hitters and coach first base.

"I'm really excited to be back in a Bronco uniform," said Epidendio. "I enjoyed my playing days here and that had a lot to do with me coming back. I'm looking forward to working with the coaching staff and helping the team reach their goals this season."

Before returning to his alma mater, Epidendio worked as a sales representative for M.E. Fox and Company and, last year, served as assistant coach for the Archbishop Mitty varsity baseball team.

"Shawn will be a great addition to the Santa Clara baseball coaching staff," said head coach Mark O'Brien. "To have a former player who has great knowledge and loyalty to the program means so much. Shawn brings tremendous energy and work ethic along with an outstanding concept of the game and of our program with him. I am absolutely thrilled to have him join our coaching staff."

Epidendio played in 151 games, starting in 93, as a third baseman for the Broncos. He ended his collegiate career with a .269 batting average, 47 runs scored, 42 RBI and 100 hits. As a senior, he finished second on the team in on base percentage (.415) and recorded 42 hits in 149 at-bats. As a junior, Epidendio was first on the Santa Clara squad with a.443 on base percentage, second on the team after being hit by a pitch nine times and ranked third on the team with a .338 batting average. During his sophomore and freshman campaigns, Epidendio combined for 33 hits, 21 RBI and 20 runs scored.