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Head Coach

Dino Nomicos

Head Coach Dino Nomicos enters his 19th season at the helm of the Trojan baseball program.  In his tenure, Coach Nomicos has changed the face of Skyline baseball forever.  Coach Nomicos led the Trojans to their first Coast Conference Championship (2004) since 1979, five second place finishes (2017, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002), and eight state playoff berths (2004 Super Regional, 2006 Regional, 2007 Regional, 2008 Regional, 2009 Regional, 2010 Regional, 2015 Regional, 2017 Regional).  Overall, Coach Nomicos has accumulated a record of 398-335 (.551 winning percentage), making him the all-time winningest baseball coach in school history and second in wins all-time at Skyline College Athletics.  In 2014, Coach Nomicos was named Victory Coach of the Year for the State of California.  Additionally, Coach Nomicos has twice been named Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2007.

Throughout his 19 seasons at Skyline, Coach Nomicos has produced 18 different All-Americans including two-time All Americans Jimmy Parque and Greg Gonzalez.  Additionally, under Coach Nomicos’ guidance, 12 players have been named All-Northern California, 122 players have been named to the All-Conference team, with four players earning Gold-Glove Honors.  Professional baseball has benefited from Coach Nomicos’ tenure at the helm of Trojan baseball as well.  Over 30 different players have signed professional contracts under Coach Nomicos’ guidance including Anthony Granato (Chicago Cubs), Greg Gonzalez (San Diego Padres), Justin Christian (New York Yankees), Will Vogl (New York Mets), Dan Hernandez (New York Mets), Rashad Taylor (Philadelphia Phillies), Jimmy Parque (Los Angeles Dodgers), Jermy Acey (Toronto Blue Jays), Julian Merryweather (Cleveland Indians), Matt Page (Washington Nationals), Grant Nelson (Arizona Diamondbacks), Phil Caulfield (Washington Nationals) and Cole Watts (Houston Astros). 

In the classroom the Trojan baseball program has benefited from the guidance of Coach Nomicos as well.  On campus, Coach Nomicos serves as an academic advisor for all student-athletes.  Coach Nomicos has graduated 95% of his student athletes to four year universities, with 80% of them receiving baseball scholarships to top universities throughout the country.  Throughout his coaching career, Coach Nomicos has sent players to the South Alabama University, CSU Northridge, UC Berkeley, Loyola Marymount University, University of Nebraska, Auburn University, University of North Carolina, University of Texas, Fresno State, Oklahoma State, St. John’s University, University of San Francisco, San Jose Sate, Sacramento State, Lamar University, Lee University, Cumberland and Sonoma State University.  A total of 161 players have transferred on scholarship to the four-year collegiate level.

The Skyline sports complex have also felt the presence of Coach Nomicos, as he helped guide the college administrators in building a new state of the art baseball complex in 2005.  The complex has a state of the art Field Turf playing surface, 750 bleacher seats, 150 sit-down seats donated by the San Francisco Giants, a spectacular press box with a coach’s office and concession stand, a three cage turf batting cage, new bathrooms, a picnic area, a media room and a state of the art locker room at the baseball complex.

From 1990-1996, Coach Nomicos served as the Associate Head Coach to head coach Mike Garcia at Canada College.  In his seven seasons at Canada College, Coach Nomicos served as the third base coach and recruiting coordinator, guiding the Colts to seven straight playoff berths including two Coast Conference Championships.  Additionally while at Canada, Coach Nomicos helped graduate 90% of the baseball players to four-year universities. 

Coach Nomicos’ coaching career started at the University of San Francisco where he was the third base coach, recruiting coordinator and academic advisor for the athletes from 1984-1990.  In his tenure with the Dons, Coach Nomicos helped graduate 95% of his athletes with four-year degrees, while additionally producing 12 professional baseball players.

A 1980 graduate from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco, Coach Nomicos was a stand-out three sport athlete where he played baseball, basketball and ran track and field.  Coach Nomicos was a High School All-American outfielder in 1979, while earning All-WCAL honors in 1979 and 1980.  In 1980, Coach Nomicos was the 100 yard dash champion, while finishing third in CCS and fifth in the State of California. 

Coach Nomicos Collegiate career began at Canada College where he played centerfield, was team captain and earned All-Conference honors under longtime coach Lyman Ashley.  Coach Nomicos then transferred to the University of San Francisco where again he played started in centerfield, acted as team captain and earned All-Conference honors.  Coach Nomicos finished his playing career in Montreal, Canada, where he played two years of independent professional baseball.

In 1984, Coach Nomicos graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education.  In 1990, Coach Nomicos furthered his education, graduating from the University of San Francisco with a Master’s degree in Educational Administration.

 

Profile

Assistant Coach

Tony Brunicardi

Entering his 12th collegiate coaching season and 8th at Skyline College, Tony Brunicardi serves as the Associate Head Coach for the Trojans.  Initially the pitching coach, Coach Brunicardi now takes on multiple roles, working with the offense, defense and pitching staff.  Additionally, Coach Brunicardi is heavily involved in the recruiting process, weight room work, and the student-athletes academic success.

Since Coach Brunicardi rejoined the Trojans, the program has felt the impact each year.  In each season as the pitching coach the pitching staff improved in Wins, K-BB Ratio, and Team ERA.  Individual success was also seen, as Coach Brunicardi was instrumental in the development of pitchers such as Dan Molieri (CSU Stanislaus), Julian Merryweather (Oklahoma Baptist), Joe Carney (University of San Francisco), Aldo Severson (Sonoma State), Ray Falk (University of Mississippi), and Cole Watts (Houston Astros). 

Coach Brunicardi helped multiple student-athletes flourish and develop on the offensive side as well.  Such players as Ramon Enriquez (Oklahoma Baptist), Joe Pledger (Oklahoma Baptist), Kyle Barret (CSU Northridge), Felix Aberouette (South Alabama), Phil Caulfield (Loyola Marymount), and Mike Franco (Azuza Pacific) enjoyed highly successful careers at Skyline College and beyond.  In 2017, Ryan McSwain finished the season as the state leader in stolen bases (37) and top 12 in batting average (.411).  While in that same year, Kyle Barret finished 8th in the state in HR (12) and tied for 3rd in RBI (54).  In 2015, Phil Caulfield finished top 20 in the state in both batting average (.374) and stolen bases (18).

A 2003 graduate of Burlingame High School, Coach Brunicardi still holds the school’s record for career wins (24).  Coach Brunicardi was a standout three-sport athlete earning All-County honors in baseball, basketball and football.  Coach Brunicardi was named the 2002 County Pitcher of the Year and in 2003 was named to the All-County team along with being named the PAL Pitcher of the Year.  Following graduation Brunicardi pitched for two seasons at Skyline from 2005-2006, accumulating a 3.91 ERA while earning four wins and four saves.  In 2007, Brunicardi transferred to Sacramento State where his playing career finished following a career ending injury.

Coach Brunicardi started his coaching career as the head coach of the Millbrae-Burlingame Joe DiMaggio team, leading the team to 50 wins in his two seasons including 2nd and 4th place finishes in California.  During his two seasons at the helm, Coach Brunicardi helped develop the skills of multiple players including Tony Renda (UC Berkeley-Washington Nationals) and Dan McCarthy (Skyline College-Sacramento State).

From 2008-2010, Coach Brunicardi served as the bullpen coach for Sacramento State, where he coached the pitchers and was active in the program’s recruiting.  Additionally, Coach Brunicardi served as the head coach of the El Dorado Hill Vipers Connie Mack team during the summers from 2008-2010.  Under Coach Brunicardi’s guidance the Vipers made two Connie Mack Super Regionals and one Connie Mack Regional appearance. During his tenure with the Vipers, Coach Brunicardi’s main goal was to prepare his players for their transition to college baseball.  Some players included Kyle Porter (UC Berkeley), Andrew Knapp (UC Berkeley), Rhys Hoskins (Sacramento State), Will Soto (Sacramento State), and Nate Esposito (Oregon State). 

In 2010, Coach Brunicardi took his first job as a pitching coach at Yuba College.  Under Coach Brunicardi the Yuba staff posted a 3.43 cumulative ERA.  Under Brunicardi’s guidance Matt Vedo earned 1st team All-Conference honors and a scholarship to UC Santa Barbara.  Additionally while at Yuba College, Coach Brunicardi served as the recruiting coordinator, 3rd Base Coach and helped with academic counseling. 

In 2011, Coach Brunicardi served as a pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Cosumnes River College, with the team advancing to the Super Regional playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons.  Additionally, Coach Brunicardi served as the 3rd base coach and worked with the student-athletes in the weight room

Coach Brunicardi received his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University of Sacramento in 2008.  Additionally, Coach Brunicardi received a Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology from St. Mary’s College of California in 2013.

Assistant Coach

Dan Molieri

Fourth year coach, Dan Molieri returns to the Trojan coaching staff for the 2019 season.  Coach Molieri will serve as the bullpen coach, 1st base coach and is heavily involved in recruiting.  In his first three seasons the Trojans have been to the playoffs twice.  Coach Molieri is a key piece to the Trojan strength and conditioning program.  Additionally, Coach Molieri works on a daily bases with players on the offensive, defensive and pitching aspects of the game.    

A former Trojan player, Coach Molieri graduated from Sonora High School in 2010 where he was a standout baseball and football player.  Coach Molieri earned All-State honors in football for the 2009 season.  In 2011, Coach Molieri came to Skyline where his collegiate baseball career began.  The 2012 season saw Coach Molieri set the state single season record for appearances by a pitcher (26), while also earning All-Conference honors.  Additionally, Coach Molieri was the only player to be named the Carl Vallero Award winner and team MVP.  Not only was Coach Molieri used extensively, he also had a lot of success on the mound accumulating a 3.21 ERA during the 2012 season.  Coach Molieri then transferred to California State University of Stanislaus in the 2013 season where he finished his career pitching his junior and senior seasons.

In 2014, Coach Molieri graduated from California State of Stanislaus with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology.  Additionally, Coach Molieri continued his education and in 2017 graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology.

 

Assistant Coach

Marcus Pointer

Entering his first season on the coaching staff, Marcus Pointer returns to his alma mater to become the pitching coach for the Trojans in 2019.  A Pacifica native, Marcus was a three-year varsity standout at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo.  Upon graduating, Coach Pointer pitched two highly decorated seasons at Skyline College.  With the Trojans he won a combined 21 games while earning 1st Team All Conference, Unanimous Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, and 1st-Team All-American.

Following his tenure with the Trojans, Marcus earned a scholarship and transferred to University of the Pacific where he would eventually earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management.  For the Tigers Coach Pointer accumulated a 13-9 record over two years, while throwing four complete games and striking out 130 batters in over 200 innings pitched.  To finish his playing career, Marcus played a season professionally in the PECOS League for the Roswell Invaders.

Coach Pointer started his coaching career as the pitching coach for the Orange County Riptide, winning a championship in the collegiate summer league.  Moving to the Alaska Baseball League, Coach Pointer coached for two summers with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, developing multiple division one pitchers.  Additionally, Coach Pointer spent the past three seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Canada College in Redwood City.  During the summer, Coach Pointer now coaches the Duluth Huskies in the Northwoods League, one of the top collegiate summer leagues in the country.

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