The Dedicated People Who Guide Our Team
Clay Cederquist is returning as the new head coach for the upcoming 2020 summer season. Cederquist’s local family ties include his father who has been a major league associate scout and his brother who coaches the California Expos – a rival of the Blues in the California Collegiate League.
After his athletic career and earning a master’s degree in Communication, Cederquist also developed a resume of coaching and instruction at the college level. He joined the Blues in 2015, became Head Coach in 2016, and then left to coach with the San Jose State Spartans, where he helped guide them to one of their best seasons in recent history. He was earlier a coach at Sacramento State University, American River College in Sacramento and most recently assists with the baseball program at Dodge City Community College, where he is a member of their instructional faculty in Speech and Communications. While in Kansas, he extended his collegiate coaching experience through the summer as Head Coach of another collegiate baseball team similar to the Blues, the Dodge City A’s of the Jayhawk League.
A native of Orange, California…. Andrew Ramos returns from the 2019 Blues staff, joining head Coach Cederquist as an assistant coach for the 2020 season.
After his senior season in 2018, Andrew began his coaching career as an Associate Head Coach for the Orange County Surf, who were an affiliate with the CCL’s very own Orange County Riptide. He helped guide the OC Surf with a record of 23-11 competing with teams in the CCL and traveling to Alaska playing in the Midnight Sun Game against the Goldpanners of Fairbanks.
Following that summer, Coach Ramos was an assistant coach at Nationally ranked at NAIA’s University of the Cumberland’s in Williamsburg, Kentucky in 2019. He spent one season coaching at UC after the conclusion of his senior season in 2018. During his time coaching at UC, Andrew helped the patriots win the Mid-South Conference Regular Season. The Patriots had the privilege to be a Host site for the second year in a row for the 2019 NAIA World Series Opening Round. Andrew’s coaching season at UC ended with a record of 46-10. He assisted with hitters and catchers.
Coach Ramos is currently a head coach for the San Luis Obispo Tigers Club Baseball, an elite high school travel team on the central coast.
Coach Chris Kuber, a native of Clovis, California, joins the SLO Blues to assist the baseball program, coordinate all pitching efforts, and assist athletes in an academic support role. Coach Kuber began his coaching career at NCAA Division II Concordia University-Irvine in 2014. He spent four years on staff at Concordia-Irvine, coaching hitters and catchers. During his tenure at Concordia, he helped the Eagles to a 126-92 overall record, including a program-record 49 wins and an NAIA World Series appearance in 2015.
During this time, Kuber coached 10 All-Conference players, two NAIA All-Americans, and saw three Eagles selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. In his first season at Concordia-Irvine, he coached Nolan Clark to an NAIA Gold Glove selection at catcher. In 2015, the Eagles led the Golden State Athletic Conference in hits, doubles, triples, runs batted in, on-base percentage, stolen bases, and total bases.
In 2014, Coach Kuber served as the Head Coach of the NLB Waves of the Orange County Collegiate League. That summer, Kuber led the Waves to a 31-9 record and a regular season OCCL title. He spent the 2017-18 season in Mckinney, Texas, as an assistant coach for the TCS Post-Grad baseball program where he worked with the pitchers.
Coach Kuber received All-City, All-Conference, and All-CIF Central Section honors as a catcher at Clovis East High School in Clovis, CA. Kuber played collegiately at Fresno City College (JC), Wright State University (NCAA Division I), and Concordia University-Irvine (NAIA). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Concordia University-Irvine in 2013. Coach Kuber also completed a Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University-Irvine in 2016.