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Coach Doug WilliamsDoug Williams - Head Coach, 20th Year

Doug Williams, whose Bulldogs have averaged 32 wins per season since 1995, enters his twentieth season as head coach. In 2013, Williams guided the Bulldogs to a 23-16 record, a 18th trip to the Northern California State Playoffs. Under Coach Williams the Bulldogs have won 11 Coast Conference Championships in the past 19 years. One of his most memorable experiences was when his first team at CSM claimed the 1995 Coast Conference National Division Championship. The Bulldogs posted a 38-11 record in Williams' first season, setting a school single-season record for victories. His ninteen-year record at CSM is 595-246 and he is a seven-time recipient of the Coast Conference Coach of the Year Award, most recently winning the award in 2012. During his tenure, 225 out of 231 players have transferred to four-year schools or signed professionally.

Williams played NCAA Division I baseball at UC Santa Barbara during the 1987-88 seasons.  A native of nearby Belmont, Williams played the infield and pitched for Carlmont High School, from which he graduated in 1983. He began his Bulldog career as a player for the legendary John Noce during the 1984-86 seasons, including a redshirt year. In his last season at CSM, the Bulldogs won the championship of the former Golden Gate Conference, which was the school's last title until Williams guided the Bulldogs to the 1995 crown.

Williams began his coaching career in 1990 at CSM as an assistant to Coach Noce, a position he held during the last three seasons of Noce's 31-year tenure at the College. Williams also gained summer coaching experience in in a professional league in Perugia, Italy.

In 1993 Williams' alma mater, Carlmont High School, sent out an emergency call for a varsity baseball coach to lead its defending section champion and Williams answered the call. He not only coached Carlmont to its second consecutive Central Coast Section Division II Championship, but he called the pitches as his staff hurled four consecutive shutouts during the playoffs- a feat never before or since accomplished since the tournament began in 1967.

Williams was hired as assistant coach and pitching coach at the University of San Francisco in 1994. He helped that team achieve its best season in many years. When the CSM job opened in the summer of 1994, Williams returned to the Bulldogs.

Williams holds a master's degree from St. Mary's College, having written a thesis entitled "A Three-Dimensional Biomechanical Analysis of Fastball and Fork-ball pitchers." He was featured on the front page of an issue of Collegiate Baseball Magazine as a result of his ground-breaking thesis, which included a video and computer analysis of former Oakland A's pitching star Dave Stewart.

Williams, his wife, Liliana, and son Lucca, reside in Belmont.

Office Phone: (650)358-6875

Notable Players Coached by Doug Williams:

  • Brandon Defazio, Northern California Player of the Year (2013), Coast Golden Gate MVP (2013), All American (2012), Coast Golden Gate 1st team (2012), scholarship to University of San Diego
  • Jeff VonMoser, All Coast Golden Gate (2013), scholarship to Albany University
  • Sean Wilson, All American (2009), scholarship to Gonzaga University
  • Henry Wrigley, All Coast Conference (2005), Drafted (14th Round) and signed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • Mike Mooney, All American (2003), Northern California Big Stick Award (2003), signed with San Francisco Giants
  • Scott Kirby, All American (2002), Coast Conference MVP (2002), Northern California Big Stick Award (2002), scholarship to Oklahoma State University
  • Scott Feldman, All American (2002, 2003) 25-2, signed Texas Rangers, began major league pitching career  in 2005

Bryan FauldsBryan Faulds - Associate Head Coach/ Pitching Coach, 5th Year

Bryan Faulds is in his fifth year with the Bulldogs. Faulds pitched for the Bulldogs in 2005-06 where he won two Coast Conference Championships.  In his freshmen season, the Bulldogs were one game from advancing to the State Final Four with a chance to play for a state championship.  In  his sophomore year, Faulds was the Bulldogs closer where he led the team in saves.  He continued his playing career at Division 1 Western Illinois University where he was the closer for two seasons.  Upon completing his playing career, Faulds was an assistant coach at Western Illinois as well as Campolindo High School.  During the 2009 season, he coached Campolino to a record of 20-4. Coach Faulds holds a master's degree in Kinesiology from Saint Mary's College.  Faulds is single and resides in San Francisco. Coach Faulds can be contacted at;

Office Phone: (650)358-6773

Notable Players Coached by Bryan Faulds:

  • Devin Bradley, All Coast Conference (2011 & 2010), scholarship to Coastal Carolina University
  • Josh Fredendall, Pacific Association 1st team (2011), All American (2011), scholarship to University of Washington
  • Clay Bauer, All-Northern California (2011), Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year (2011), 48th round draft pick Colorado Rockies, scholarship to Oregon State University
  • Danny Chavez, All Coast Conference (2012 & 2011), scholarship to San Jose State University
  • Clint Terry, All American (2012), Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year (2012), 36th round draft pick San Francisco Giants
  • Danny Grazzini, 35th round draft pick San Francisco Giants, scholarship to UC Davis 
  • Zac Grotz, All Coast Conference (2013), scholarship to University of Tennessee
  • Andrew Herrera, All Coast Conference (2013), scholarship to Sterling College
  • Alex Palsha, 2nd team All Coast Conference (2013), scholarship to Sacramento State University

Coach Brett ThomasBrett Thomas - Assistant Coach, 2nd Year

Brett Thomas is in his second year with the Bulldogs coaching staff. Coach Thomas will be working with the catchers and coaching 1st base. Thomas was a catcher at Diablo Valley College before being recruited to play at UC Berkeley. Thomas was an Undergraduate Assistant for one year at Cal before moving to Okotoks, Alberta, Canada to work in the Dawgs Baseball Academy where he spent three years, two as the Varsity Head Coach. In Thomas’ two years as head coach he led the team to back to back Provincial Titles and a Canadian National Championship. Thomas coached a Canadian Junior National Team catcher each year including 2012 Milwaukee Brewers draft pick Chris Shaw. Coach Thomas is single and currently resides in Danville.

Notable Players Coached by Brett Thomas:

  • Logan Trowbridge, scholarship to Cal State Bakersfield

Coach Alex WeeksAlex Weeks - Assistant Coach, 2nd Year

Alex Weeks is in his first year with the Bulldogs. Coach Weeks will be working with the outfielders and coaching 3rd base. Weeks played outfield for the Bulldogs from 2006-2008 where he won three Coast Conference Championships. His first season was cut short by injury causing him to redshirt his first year. In his first full season, Weeks started nearly every game in the outfield for the Bulldogs. In his sophomore season, Weeks was named team captain and voted second team All-Conference. He started every game in the outfield that year for the Bulldogs. After CSM, Weeks attended San Diego State University, graduating from there in 2010. Before coaching at CSM, Weeks coached at Serra High School. The Bulldog outfielders and hitters will benefit from his experience and knowledge of the game. Coach Weeks is single and currently resides in Burlingame.

Notable Players Coached by Alex Weeks:
  • Ryan O'Malley, All Coast Golden Gate Conference (2013), scholarship to Florida Gulf Coast University

Brien Shamp BS, CSCS, CMT, C.H.E.K. NLCII, Strength and Conditioning Coach 13th Year

Coach Shamp is entering his thirteenth season with the Bulldogs. In his previous ten years the Bulldogs, the Bulldogs have won 10 conference championships and have been the the State Final Four in 2002, 2003, and 2010.

Brien holds a B.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Biomechanics from U.C. Davis and completed extensive graduate studies in the field of Exercise Physiology and Adapted Physical Education at SF State University.  He is a Level II Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, MetabolicTyping Consultant and NRT (Nutrition Response Testing) Practioner. Brien is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA and has been a Certified Personal Trainer through numerous organizations since 1990.   Brien is also a Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach, Speed, Agility, & Conditioning Instructor, Nike Total Conditioning Instructor, Medical Massage Therapist, Acupressurist, Acu-Yoga Instructor and Therapeutic Yoga Instructor.

Brien has EXPERIENCE.  Each week he works with approximately 300 clients and students of all ages (up to 105 years old) and abilities.  He is the Conditioning Specialist for several colleges in the area; College of San Mateo (CSM), University of Notre Dame, Santa Clara University and Menlo College.  From 1998-2004, Brien was an Adapted Physical Education Instructor at Foothill College, where he taught elderly and mentally disabled students to enhance their overall functional capacity through exercise in various settings. Brien is recognized as a Master Trainer by IDEA. In 2000, he won the World’s Best Personal Trainer Contest by Met-Rx and was a judge in 2001.

Brien is a LEADER.  A “trainer of the trainers”, Brien is often sought out to present seminars to personal trainers, physicians, nutritionists, coaches, physical therapists, chiropractors and others who want knowledge in athletic performance enhancement, functional conditioning and nutrition. He conducts ongoing trainings to the trainers of the Optimal Fitness Center and created a mentorship for students interested in the Optimal Fitness Center philosophy.

Brien is an INNOVATOR. In 1999, Brien developed the award winning Optimal Fitness Nutrition Program (OFNP), which is a comprehensive lifestyle program, especially for people desiring weight loss and enhanced quality of life. In 2000, he developed the worldwide Athletic Training Program (ATP™). The principles of ATP are utilized in hundreds of fitness facilities, colleges and athletic teams worldwide. In 2002, he opened the Optimal Fitness Center, which then expanded in 2005 to our new location.

Ron Torres-3rd Year-Strength and Conditioning Coach

Coach Torres is in his third year with the Bulldogs.  Prior to CSM, Ron worked as an Athletic Performance Specialist and General Manager, for four years with Coach Brien Shamp at Optimal Fitness Lifestyle Center. 

During his time at Optimal Fitness, Ron worked with clients and athletes and their specific programs including, but not limited to general fitness, corrective exercise, athletic performance, injury prevention, baseball, softball, basketball, golf, and tennis.  Additionally, Ron assisted Coach Shamp in conducting various sports performanceprograms with local softball and baseball teams.

Ron's interest in health and fitness started when he was a student-athlete in high school.  He participated in various athletic activities such as football, basketball and baseball.  His interest and passion continued into his college career, which led Ron to pursue his education and Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in sport and exercise and mechanics of human body movement. 

Ron has more than eight years of experience in the fitness industry as a fitness professional and has taught fitness boot camp classes in San Francisco as well as on the Peninsula.  He has more than five years of coaching experience in basketball and football at the youth, Junior High, and High School levels.  He is the Athletic Conditioning Specialist and Assistant Coach for San Francisco Warriors Football. 

Coach Torres helps the Bulldogs to develop a work out plan for each specific player to help guide them to the next level.  Ron is with the Bulldogs when they go into the weight room and supervises their workout.