2015 Baseball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 GSAC: 0-0
2015 Baseball Coaches
Rob Pegg
Head Coach
3rd Season
Rob Pegg enters his third season as the Vanguard Head Baseball Coach, though he has been a head collegiate skipper since 2005.
 
In his second year, Pegg led the Lions to a third place finish in competitive GSAC play. The 2014 Lions also qualified for the national tournament opening round with an at large bid. Vanguard, which was ranked as high as No. 14 nationally, finished the season with an impressive 33-23 overall mark.
 
Two of Pegg's players, Travis Tomsen and Kamakani Usui, have gone on to play professional ball after their careers with the Lions.

Pegg, a native of Ontario, Canada, graduated summa cum laude from Vanguard, then Southern California College, in 1997, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics.

As a student-athlete at VU, Pegg experienced considerable success, serving as the Lions' starting catcher for two seasons and being named Vanguard's male athlete of the year and baseball's most valuable player during his senior campaign (1996-97). The same year, he was a member of the All-GSAC first team and an NAIA All-America honorable mention selection.

Off of the field, Pegg maintained a 3.97 GPA, which earned him Academic All-GSAC and NAIA Scholar Athlete honors.

After graduation, Pegg broadened his baseball resume, accepting an offer to play professional baseball in the Frontier League for the Canton Crocodiles (Ohio), where his squad won the league championship in its inaugural season. Additionally, in 1998, Pegg was selected as a reserve member for the Canadian National Team. 

The following year, Pegg returned to SCC and received his California teaching credential in secondary school mathematics. He also began his seven-year stint as the lead baseball assistant under former head coach Kevin Kasper.

Under the guidance Coach Kasper and Coach Pegg, the program made great strides competitively, and in 2002, the team became Region II Champions and was one game from qualifying for the NAIA World Series.

Ten of Pegg's players have gone on to sign/play professional baseball. He has developed and coached three NCCAA First Team All Americans, two NCCAA All-Region players and 12 All-Conference players. As a head and/or assistant coach at Vanguard, Pegg has coached an NAIA All American and 16 All-GSAC honorees. Six of Pegg's players are currently serving as collegiate assistant coaches. 

As the three-time NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010), Pegg also guided his then-squad to a third place NCCAA World Series finish in 2009. 

Rob is married to Angela, an alumna of the VU women's basketball program who played for current head coach, Russ Davis. The couple has four children, Daniel, Mia, Trent and Landon.

 

 
Ted Browne
Assistant Coach
3rd Season

Coach Browne passed away following his second season as an assistant coach for the baseball team at Vanguard University. He is fondly remembered by both present and past players, the students he taught at VU and the athletics' staff.

Ted is survived by his wife and his two children. 

He was a Los Angeles Angels Baseball Clinic and Angels RBI Clinic instructor, an elite level private coach, and baseball team consulting pitching coach. His last assignment was rebuilding a last place high school pitching program into a pitching juggernaut…from scratch.

In 2009 (the year before his arrival), the HS team's record was 7-20 and its ERA was 5.35. They had no returning pitchers for the 2010 season.

From the very beginning, Browne brought a collegiate level mindset and coaching philosophy to the program. His guidance of the staff resulted in a 2012 league championship, a CIF Top 10 divisional ranking (the CIF is bigger than most states), and a 2011-2012 two year league record of 25-5. During that span, he produced two consecutive All-League Pitcher of the Year athletes, 8 All-League pitcher selections, and a school record league ERA of 1.35 (the staff compiled an era of 0.87 during the last 20 games). Not one of his pitchers experienced arm injuries.

As a collegiate pitcher (before specialization), Browne was a two slot (submarine and ¾) "stopper", pitching in the NCAA DIII World Series and finishing his last collegiate season with a 0.92 ERA. For 25 years, he held his alma mater's school records for season and career saves and strikeouts/inning. Partially as a result of these accomplishments, he was inducted with his team into his college's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Coach Browne was also very active as founder of the educational nonprofit Beyond Athletic Life Lessons ("BALL"). BALL helps kids gain Emotional Intelligence and classroom skills through learning Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success and his maxims, then linking it with historically-significant athletes. These lessons are provided to parents and coaches at no charge.

 
Jordan Oseguera
Assistant Coach
3rd Season
Jordan Oseguera began as the Lions' pitching coach in 2013. 
 
Oseguera played at Taylorsville High School in Salt Lake City, Utah under ABCA coach of the year Steve Cramblit. During his time at Taylorsville he posted the single season record for saves and least amount of hitters walked for the state of Utah.  
 
After Taylorsville he went on to the College of Southern Idaho and played under ABCA hall of fame coach Skip Walker, and Boomer Walker.  
 
After Southern Idaho he went to Vanguard University and played for the regional team in 2010.  
 
Oseguera played professionally with the Yuma Scorpions, Tijuana Cimmarones, Roswell Invaders, Ruidoso Osos, and the McCallen Thunder. 
 
Once finished playing he began working under Tom House, for the National Pitching Association located at USC.  
 
In his first year as the pitching coach at Vanguard University, the pitching staff lowered the teams ERA from 5.73 to 4.17. Additionally, the team's opposing batting average lowered from .288 to .271. From the group of eligible players three were offered professional contracts and of those three, two chose to continue their playing career at the higher level.  Kamakani Usui signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, and Travis Tomsen signed with the Freedom League of Professional Baseball.
 
Jordan's coaching experience also includes Calvary Chapel HS in Costa Mesa where the pitching staff posted a 1.56 ERA, and as a player coach for the Ruidoso Osos who were runner up in the Pecos League of Professional Baseball.
 
Nick Rodda
Assistant Coach
1st Season
 
Travis Tomsen
Assistant Coach
1st Season
 
Joey Zrinzo
1st Season