CoachesDoug Williams - Head Coach, 22nd Year
Doug Williams, whose Bulldogs have averaged 32 wins per season since 1995, enters his twenty-second season as head coach. In 2015, Williams guided the Bulldogs to a 30-13 record, a 20th trip to the Northern California State Playoffs. Under Coach Williams the Bulldogs have won 12 Coast Conference Championships in the past 21 years, most recently guiding the Bulldogs to the Coast Conference Golden Gate Championship in 2015. 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 twenty-one year record at CSM is 649-274 and he is a eight-time recipient of the Coast Conference Coach of the Year Award, most recently winning the award in 2015. During his tenure, 248 out of 255 players have transferred to four-year schools or signed professionally, an outstanding rate of 97%!!
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:
- Miles Mastrobuoni, All-Northern California INF (2015), Coast Golden Gate 1st team (2015, 2014), scholarship to University of Nevada Reno
- 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
- O'Koyea Dickson, All American (2010), Coast Conference MVP (2010), scholarship to Sonoma State University, signed with Los Angeles Dodgers
- 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
Brett Thomas - Assistant Coach, 4th Year
Brett Thomas is in his fourth 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 Walnut Creek.
Notable Players Coached by Brett Thomas:
- Logan Trowbridge, scholarship to Cal State Bakersfield
- Mitchell Ho, scholarship to Western Michigan University
- Dylan Isquirdo, All Conference (2015), scholarship to Virgina Commonwealth University
Alex Weeks - Assistant Coach, 4th Year
Alex Weeks is in his fourth 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 Conference (2013), scholarship to Florida Gulf Coast University
- Austin Lonestar, All Coast Conference (2015), Saint Mary's College
Walker Bullington - Assistant Coach, 1st Year
Walker Bullington enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs. Coach Bullington will be working with catchers and hitters. Bullington comes to San Mateo by way of Russellville, TN. He played baseball at Carson Newman University in Jefferson City, TN where he graduated with a Business Education degree. His coaching career began while still in college, as he began a private baseball instruction business called Walkoff Baseball Training that he still operates when in Tennessee. He has also worked as a color commentator broadcasting his high school’s baseball games for WCRK 105.7 FM. The summer after graduating from college, Bullington worked the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees MLB Youth Camps. During this time, he was able to interview and work with several major league players. Bullington then accepted a position in Singapore to become the general manager, catching coach, and tournament director for The Hit Factory in Southeast Asia. Bullington coached and traveled all over Southeast Asia for 8 months before returning for this summer to become the site leader for the Atlanta Braves MLB Youth camps. During this position, he interviewed several current and former major leaguers and coordinated with Braves staff to run 6 weeks of successful Braves baseball camps. Bullington is engaged to his fiancé, Samantha Thomsit, and they currently resides in Belmont, CA.
Andre Mercurio - Assistant Coach, 1st Year
Andre Mercurio is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs. Andre will be working with the hitters and will be recruiting. Andre recently graduated from San Jose State university and is eager to continue his career. He was a 4 year starter at San Jose State, a Division 1 school in the Mountain West Conference. After his Freshman year of college, Andre played in the Hamptons Summer League. He also played summer baseball in the Alaskan baseball league where he was named 1st team all league and all star participant. Following that he spent time playing in the Cape Cod summer league. Andre primarily play center field but has knowledge of all outfield positions. During his time at San Jose State, Andre was awarded all league honors and the Arthur Ashe JR Award both for his playing and his academics. He was also awarded Bay Area player of the year alongside number 1 overall pick Mark Appel. Andre ranks in the top ten at San Jose State in hits, triples, at bats, games played and hit by pitches. Andre is single and currently resides in San Mateo.
Nick Sanzeri - Assistant Coach, 1st Year
Nick Sanzeri is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs. Nick will be working with the pitchers and will be recruiting. Nick went to Bellarmine College Preparatory for High School which participates in the powerful West Catholic Athletic League. During his junior year, Nick put his name in the WCAL record books by becoming only the second Bellarmine pitcher in history to achieve a 1.000 win percentage. He ranks in the top 10 in WCAL win percentage all-time. In 2009, Nick participated in the Team USA Baseball NTIS trials in Cary, North Carolina. During Nick’s senior season at Bellarmine, he led the team to the lowest ERA in Division 1 CCS. Nick signed Division 1 and went on to pitch at the University of San Francisco. In June of 2013, Nick was hired at age 21 to take over the San Mateo high school baseball program. This made Nick the youngest head high school baseball coach in the nation. After two years as Head Varsity Coach at San Mateo, Nick moved to Hillsdale High School as the Associate Head Coach. Nick also coaches for Lamorinda Baseball Club. Currently, Nick and his girlfriend Linsey Almassey reside in San Mateo.