Brad Sanfilippo, former UC Davis standout and head coach at Los Gatos High School, is in his fourth season handling the first base coaching duties for the Cal baseball program.
Sanfilippo spent six seasons as the head varsity coach of Los Gatos High School where he led his squad to its first two Central Coast Section titles in school history in 2006 and 2009. Both years Sanfilippo's teams finished 28-5 and were ranked 12th in the final California Division II rankings. He concluded his coaching tenure at Los Gatos High School with a record of 139-51 (.731), which included four Santa Clara Valley Athletic League/De Anza Division titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009). Sanfilippo was named San Jose Mercury News and Palo Alto Newspaper Group Coach of the Year in 2006.
As well as excelling in the high school ranks, Sanfilippo was an assistant for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2009 where he coached Cal's former standout first baseman/outfielder Mark Canha. In 2006 and 2007, he was an assistant coach for the Northern California squad in the North vs. South Series. In 2002, Sanfilippo served as the Director of Baseball Operations at Santa Clara, and also served as an assistant to former UC Davis Athletic Director Greg Warzecka (a former Cal baseball player and assistant coach).
As a player, Sanfilippo was a three-year starter in the outfield at UC Davis from 1996-98; batting .349 as a sophomore, .350 as a junior and .320 as a senior. He ranks in the Top-10 in single-season bests for triples (five, 1997) and runs scored (56 in 1997) for the Aggies, and was a first-team Western District GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American.
Sanfilippo competed in football, basketball and baseball at Los Gatos High School and was inducted into his high school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. He is single and resides in San Francisco.