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Mike Zirelli – Head Coach

Mike_Z_2017Zirelli is entering his 7th season as Head Coach of the Caps. In the past 6 summers, the Caps have established themselves as the premiere place for incoming D. I freshmen to play in the country. In the past two MLB drafts, 15+ former Caps have been selected in each year. In the 2018 draft, 9 Caps were picked in the first 3 1/2 rounds of the draft. Zirelli was an assistant coach at Santa Clara University from 2003-2011. Zirelli was SCU’s pitching coach from 2004-2011 and recruiting coordinator from 2007-2011. He was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2010 season. He was instrumental in developing four Santa Clara pitchers into All-Americans. A record-setting pitcher at Cal Poly, Zirelli has coached some of the nation’s best players in a pair of prestigious wood bat summer leagues. He served as the pitching coach for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League in 2004, helping lead the Red Sox to a league championship. During the summer of 2003, he mentored the pitchers for the Mat-Su Miners in the Alaska Baseball League. Zirelli has coached 19 players that have reached the major leagues and over 110 that have signed professional contracts. A graduate of Cal Poly, Zirelli played for the Mustangs from 1996-99. While on the San Luis Obispo campus, Zirelli established himself as one of the best collegiate pitchers to ever wear a Cal Poly uniform. He was a two time All-Big West Conference award-winner and a freshman All-American. He also earned ‘Player of the Decade’ recognition from Cal Poly in 1999. Following his time with the Mustangs, the San Francisco Giants selected Zirelli in the 23rd round of the 1999 MLB First Year Player Draft. During his time in the Giants minor league system he played for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, the Bakersfield Blaze and the San Jose Giants. Despite his professional commitments, Zirelli found time to return to Cal Poly and earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2002. A Bay Area native, Zirelli was selected as the Santa Clara County player of the year while playing at St. Francis High School. He also earned ‘Player of the Year’ honors for both the Central Coast Section and the Western Catholic Athletic League. Zirelli is married to the former Amanda Martin, and the couple have two sons (Zack 12 and Rocco 9). The family resides in San Carlos, Calif.

 

Alex Weeks – Assistant Coach

coach-alex-weeks-img2019 will be Alex’s third with the Caps. In his first season, Coach Weeks guided the offense to a tremendous team batting average which was well over the .300 mark at season’s end. In 2017 & 2018, Coach Weeks ran the Caps offense- he will do the same in ’19. In addition to his offensive coaching responsibilities, Alex was in charge of an excellent Caps infield defense and coached 3B. His responsibilities will remain the same in ’19. He is currently in his seventh season and was recently promoted to Associate Head Coach at College of San Mateo. At CSM, Coach Weeks is in charge of working directly with the hitters and base runners while also coaching 3B. CSM is one of top JC programs in northern Ca. on a yearly basis. Alex is in charge of recruiting for the Bulldogs. Prior to coaching at CSM, Coach Weeks coached the freshman team at Serra High School of the WCAL for one year. In addition to coaching at Serra, Weeks has coached for GamePrep Baseball Academy and San Mateo American Legion. As a player, Alex attended College of San Mateo where he was an All-Conference Player and voted team captain in his sophomore year. He helped guide the team to back to back Coast championships. After CSM, Weeks transferred to San Diego State University, graduating from there in 2010. In December 2014, Weeks completed his Masters in Kinesiology from St. Mary’s College. Alex is an extremely hard working, intelligent, young coach with a very bright future. He bonded extremely well with the Caps players in the past and will do the same again this summer. Alex and his wife Jeanetta reside in Burlingame.

 

Scott Masik – Assistant Coach

scott-masik-imgCoach Masik returns for his third season with the Caps. Scott and Coach Weeks are responsible for the Caps’ hitters. In 2017, the Caps offense averaged an incredible 8.2 runs per game. In addition to his offensive coaching duties in 2017 & 2018, ‘Mas’ was in charge of the Caps outfielders and coached first base. His duties will remain the same in ’19. Scott is a Bay Area native and attended Archbishop Mitty High School. Following Mitty, he attended San Jose City College. Scott was named a Pre-Season All-American before transferring to Cabrillo College. Following his stint at Cabrillo, Scott traveled to so-cal as he transferred to Cal State Los-Angeles where he finished his college career. His senior season, he lead the Golden Eagles to a CCAA conference tournament championship and a regional playoff berth. Masik was named first team All-CCAA, All-CCCA Tournament Team, All-West Region Honorable Mention, and All-West Region Gold Glove Outfielder following his tremendous senior campaign. That June, the Oakland Athletics selected Masik in the 21st round of the MLB Amateur Draft. He spent 2 years with the A’s before multiple injuries ended his career. Coach Masik then went back to CSULA to finish his degree in Communication and was hired on as an assistant coach. Currently, Masik is in his 2nd season as Assistant Coach at West Valley College and in his 6th season coaching with Dub Dynasty Baseball in Morgan Hill. He recently completed his Masters Degree in Kinesiology at San Jose State University. Scott is an up & coming, hard-nosed coach with a great feel for the game that holds the players accountable. He is single and resides in Santa Cruz.

 

Orlando Razo – Assistant Coach

2019 will be Razo’s third season as a part of the Caps Organization; twice as a player and this will be his first year as a coach. Razo comes to the coaching staff recently retired from the Seattle Mariners organization where he was a 16th round pick in 2017 and an organizational all star in 2018 holding a 3.17 ERA across 3 different levels and leading the Northwest League in innings pitched. Prior to being selected by the Mariners, Orlando was an all Big West honorable mention at UC Davis in 2017, and held a 1.32 ERA in his freshman season. Prior to UC Davis, Razo was an all WCAL pitcher at Serra High School (the same school that Tom Brady and Barry Bonds went to and he will likely let you know about that) helping the Padres hang 2 WCAL Banners in 3 seasons. Razo resides in San Mateo and will look to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from UC Davis in the fall.