Meet the Lu Dawg Baseball Camp Staff

Coach Slimak:

Marty Slimak was named the head coach of Kingsmen baseball in 1994. In his 24th year at the helm of the Kingsmen in 2017, Slimak led Cal Lutheran to its first National Championship and a record of 40-11. During his tenure, the Kingsmen have had a winning season every year. The winningest coach in CLU athletics history, Slimak got his 700th win during his 25th season with the team in 2018. The Kingsmen have won four Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) postseason tournament titles, which began in 2013. The Violet and Gold have also won 12 SCIAC championships under Slimak and have 15 NCAA West Regional appearances and six World Series apperances. Slimak has helped the Kingsmen reset the program record books as 26 new records have been posted for season and career combined. The success has continued for MLB draft picks and then awards. Slimak has seen 13 of his players drafted to the Majors. He has coached three Frist Team ABCA All-Americans, four Second Team honoress and seven were named to the Third Team. As head coach, Slimak has seen his Kingsmen win 12 SCIAC Championships. The team won six straight conference crowns from 1996-2001 and earned nine of 10 after joinging the SCIAC. They have also been the runner-up seven times. Against SCIAC competititon, he has an impressive record of 471-146-1. He also led the Kingsmen to 10 straight NCAA West Regional appearances from 1992-2001. In only his third season as the Kingsmen head coach, Slimak piloted CLU to the 1996 NCAA Division III championship game. Slimak's playing days date to the 1970s, when he played for former USC skipper Mike Gillespie at College of the Canyons (COC) in 1972. Following two years at COC, Slimak played two years for Dave Gorrie at UC Santa Barbara, where he earned his bachelor's degree. He attended UTEP on a football scholarship before returning to COC in 1974. He earned his master's degree in public administration from CLU in 1996. Slimak and his wife Donna make their home in Moorpark.

Coach Crowl:

Collin Crowl serves as the Kingsmen’s recruiting coordinator, infield coach and hitting coach.

In just his first year on staff in 2017, Crowl saw the program to its first NCAA National Championship Title and sixth World Series appearance. In that season alone, the team boasted a 40-11 record, SCIAC Regular Season title, SCIAC Newcomer of the Year and six all-conference honorees.

A transfer from Ohlone College, the Iowa-native played two seasons for the Kingsmen before graduating in 2015 with a B.A. in exercise science and humanities with an emphasis in education.

In his first season at Cal Lutheran in 2014, Crowl was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association West-Region Gold Glove team and All-SCIAC Second Team for his performance at first base. He also led the team offensively with 46 RBIs, hitting .333 with 55 hits including 15 doubles, one triple and two home runs.

The following season, he continued to impress as a first baseman and DH, earning him First Team ABCA All-West Region, First Team All-SCIAC and D3baseball.com Second Team All-West Region accolades. He opened the season with a 21-game hitting streak and finished with a team-best 65 hits. Overall, he hit .406 on the year with a .456 on base percentage.

Coach Villegas:

Eddie Villegas was hired as an assistant coach for Kingsmen baseball in June of 2018. He will also serve as the catching coach. Villegas as part of the 2017 National Championship team. The first national championship in the program's history. As a junior transer from Los Angeles Harbor College, he earned Second Team All-SCIAC in 2016. He also helped lead the Kingsmen to first-place in the SCIAC, a conference championship a regional bid. He had a batting average of .355 on the year. Villegas played high school baseball at St. John Bosco and went on to play two years at LA Harbor. He then transferred into Cal Lutheran and played his final two years for the Kingsmen. He graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Villegas is originally from Longbeach and now resdies in Thousand Oaks.

Coach Iniguez:

Alec Iniguez was hired as an assistant coach for Kingsmen baseball in June of 2019. He will primarily serve as the outfield coach. After graduating from Cal Lutheran, Iniguez began his coaching career at Grace Brethren in Simi Valley, Calif. Iniguez was part of the 2017 National Championship team. The first national championship in the program's history. The San Jose, Calif. native was a member of the Kingsmen baseball team for two years after transferring from Ohlone College. In his senior season, Iniguez was second on the team in hits (39) with a .387 on-base percentage. Iniguez played high school baseball at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Calif. The former outfielder graduated from CLU with a degree in communications and sport managment and is currently working towards a master's degree in education at the university. Iniguez now resides in Thousand Oaks.