AcademicsAcademics are an extremely vital component of CSM's baseball program. In the past 22 years 257 out of 265 players have transferred to four-year schools or signed professionally. The dedication to the success in the classroom has been a major reason why the Bulldogs have transferred so many players to the next level.
Coach Brett Thomas and Coach Doug Williams work as the Bulldogs academic coordinators. Coach Thomas and Coach Williams are counselors and attend monthly meetings with CSM's counseling department to stay up-to-date on transfer issues and requirements. They work with each baseball player to develop a four-semester Student Educational Plan. Coach Thomas' knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations is a huge benefit to CSM's baseball program. They ensures each athlete is enrolled in the correct courses needed to transfer to the four-year level. CSM baseball players meet with Coach Thomas or Coach Williams a minimum once a semester to plan courses for the upcoming semester. At any time, a CSM player can meet with Coach Thomas or Coach Williams to clarify any questions or concerns that arise.
CSM is a statewide leader among California community colleges in transfer and degree completion rates. CSM students can sign an agreement with certain college and universities (see list below) that will GUARANTEE admission to those institutions.
College of San Mateo has guaranteed transfer contracts with the following schools:
- UC Davis
- UC Irvine
- UC Merced
- UC Riverside
- UC Santa Barbara
- UC Santa Cruz
- UC San Diego
- UC Riverside
- Bethany University
- Golden Gate University
- Menlo College
- CSM also has transfer agreements with Cal State University East Bay, University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University.
- San Francisco State University
- University of Pacific