5 Brad Sanfilippo
Brad  Sanfilippo

Position:
Head Coach

Yrs. at SJSU:
3rd

Alma Mater:
UC Davis, 1998


06/13/2018

The Brad Sanfilippo Era Of San Jose State Baseball Takes The Next Step

The recently promoted coach shares his outlook for the baseball program.

06/12/2018

Brad Sanfilippo Promoted To Baseball Head Coach

Sanfilippo guided the Spartans to a third place finish in the Mountain West last season.

05/26/2018

Spartans Fall 9-2 To UNLV At Mountain West Tournament

Spartans are eliminated from the Mountain West Tournament with two big innings by UNLV.

05/25/2018

Baseball Upsets #1 Seed Nevada in 13-6 Victory

Every Spartan starter crossed home plate with a run scored.

05/18/2018

Baseball Is One Step Closer to MW Tournament After 3-1 Win Over Falcons

The Spartans are one win away from qualifying for the Mountain West Tournament.

05/19/2018

Baseball Senior Day

San Jose State swept the Falcons after defeating Air Force 3-1 Saturday at Municipal Stadium.

Brad Sanfilippo was promoted to head coach of the San José State University baseball team June 12, 2018 after serving one season as the interim head coach.

"I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to become the next baseball coach at San José State. I want to thank athletics director Marie Tuite and the selection committee for placing their trust in me and the program in my hands. Having grown up here, this is a dream job for me, and I am honored to lead a program with such a storied baseball tradition. I am committed to the success of our student-athletes on the field, in the classroom and in our community. We will work tirelessly compete at the highest level in the Mountain West.”

After his season as interim head coach, Sanfilippo has a 27-30 win-loss record with the Spartans.

In 2018, Sanfilippo coached the Spartans to their most wins in a single season since 2011, and their most conference wins in nearly a decade with 16. The team posted its highest batting average in nine seasons and lowest ERA since 2012. The Spartans finished the 2018 season in third place, their highest finish since joining the Mountain West in 2013.  

Sanfilippo was an assistant coach at San Jose State in 2013 and 2014. He also was an assistant coach at the University of California for the 2010 through 2012 and the 2015 through 2017 seasons.

He coached 21 Golden Bear players that were drafted by major league teams. Four of them are currently on Major League rosters - Mark Canha (Oakland Athletics), Marcus Semien (Oakland Athletics), Andrew Knapp (Philadelphia Phillies), and Trevor Hildenberger (Minnesota Twins).

Sanfilippo has seven seasons of high school head coaching experience leading Los Gatos (Calif.) High for six seasons and one at Willow Glen High in San Jose.

As a head coach, Los Gatos High won four El Camino League titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009) and the 2006 and 2009 Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II championships. The 2006 team was the first Los Gatos High team to win a CCS baseball title and finished the season ranked 12th in the state. The Wildcats were 139-51 during Sanfilippo's tenure.

Following the 2009 season, Sanfilippo was inducted into the Los Gatos High School Hall of Fame.

Sanfilippo is a 1998 UC Davis graduate. He was a three-year starter on the Aggies baseball team and a team captain in 1998. Sanfilippo and his wife, Colleen, have a daughter, Frances.