The winningest coach in CLU athletics history, Marty Slimak's 22nd season as Head Coach of Kingsmen baseball in 2015 was a banner year as Cal Lutheran went 32-12 including 24-4 in the SCIAC, captured its 12th conference title in school history, advanced to the NCAA West Regional and led Division III in batting average and runs scored. Under tutelage of Marty Slimak, the Kingsmen have amassed a record of 617-299-8 and has captured ten SCIAC conference championships in twenty-two years and eleven NCAA Western Regional bids. Additionally, Cal Lu has advanced to the NCAA Division III College World Series five times. Kingsmen baseball is one of the winningest programs in the universities history.
Erik Scherer just completed his 17th season as the pitching coach for the Kingsmen in 2017. A 1995 CLU graduate, Scherer was a member of the CLU baseball program from 1992 through 1995. He holds a master’s degree in physical education from Azusa Pacific University and is a middle school teacher in Thousand Oaks.
Mike Yingling is back for his fourth season at Cal Lutheran in 2016. He will coach the catchers, assisting with hitting instruction and recruiting. Mike began his coaching career with Ventura College in the 2012 season. He joined the Pirate baseball team in 2008 after a standout career at Camarillo High School, including a 2007 CIF Runner-Up season. He completed his bachelor degree in physical health and wellness from Bethany.