Chad Baum
Chad Baum
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 554-4882
Email: [email protected]
Year: Fifth Season at SCU
Previous College: Cal State Fullerton

Chad Baum was hired as an assistant baseball coach at Santa Clara University prior to the 2007 season. The 2011 season will be his fifth on the Mission Campus. A veteran of four NCAA College World Series as a player and coach, Baum is the Broncos' primary hitting instructor. He also coaches third base, works with the team's catchers and assists in recruiting.

Entering the 2010-11 season Baum owns 11 years of Division I coaching experience. Prior to coming to the Mission Campus, Baum served as an assistant for current Fullerton head coach Dave Serrano at UC Irvine and now-University of Oregon head coach George Horton at Cal State Fullerton.

At UC Irvine he was the Anteaters' first-base coach, specializing in hitting instruction and tutoring the catchers. As a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater from 2001 to 2004, Baum helped the Titans to three College World Series appearances, including an NCAA National Championship in 2004.

As a player, Baum captained the 1998 and 1999 Titan squads, leading Cal State Fullerton to the College World Series his senior season. A catcher, his expertise behind the plate also helped him tutor Fullerton's 2004 First Team All-American Kurt Suzuki, who was a second-round MLB draft choice of the Oakland Athletics.