Adam Shorsher rejoined the San José State baseball team as an undergraduate assistant coach in spring 2013. The former Spartan catcher is in charge of coaching the team's catchers and hitters.
Shorsher played for the Spartans during four of the program's most successful seasons in its history (1999-2002). During that span, the Spartans averaged 39 victories per season and competed in the postseason twice. Shorsher helped lead the 2000 Spartans to victories at the Baylor Regional and Super Regional resulting in SJSU's first ever trip to Omaha for the College World Series.
In 2002, Shorsher belted a team-high 13 home runs leading San José State to a program-best 45-win season. He is currently third all-time on the Spartans' career home runs list with 21. Shorsher also appears in the top-10 for career hitting leaders in: games (193), RBI (114), doubles (37) and walks (85).
The Johnny Bench Award semi-finalist (2002) and Baseball America Mid-Season All-American (2002), was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2002 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He played two seasons of class-A ball for the Padres organization followed by seven seasons in the independent league before retiring in 2010. During Independent League play, Shorsher was a four-time all-star selection (2004-05, 2007-08) while playing with the New Haven County Cutters, Calgary Vipers, Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks, Edmonton Cracker-Cats and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
His coaching career began in 2011 when he was an assistant coach at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., under former Spartan assistant coach Scott Hertler. Shorsher coached the catchers, corner infielders and hitters.
In October of 2013, Shorsher accepted his first managing position with the Medicine Hat Mavericks of the Western Men's Baseball League in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Shorsher will begin work with the Mavericks in summer 2014.
Shorsher, a San Jose, Calif., native, will graduate with a bachelor's degree in sociology from San José State University in spring 2014. He currently resides in San Jose, Calif.