Head Coach: Keith Francis
1997-1998 – Head Coach at Maple Woods Community College where his team reached the Junior College World Series in 1998 placing 3rd.
2000 – Assistant Coach at CDO (2000 5A State Champions)
2001-2004 – Head Coach at CDO (2002 5A State Champions)
2005-2006 – Assistant Coach at Pima Community College
2007-2009 – Assistant Coach at the University of Arizona
2015 – Head Coach at CDO (2015 Division II State Champions)
Coaching Philosophy: “Do the right thing, the right way, both on and off the field. Learn to play the game in the correct manner and success will occur.”
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
Assistant Coach: Javier “Güero” Carmona
Biography: Nogales High School (1991-1997), Tucson High School (1998-2007), Rincon High School (2013-2014), Canyon Del Oro High School (2015-Present).
Coaching Philosophy: “To have an environment that encourages athletes to learn, develop and excel, not only on the field as athletes, but also off the field as young adults.”
Personal: Married to Shannon with five children (Jennessa, Joseph, Ethan,Camryn, and Lauryn).
Assistant Coach: Steve Pesqueira
Biography: Coach Pesqueira graduated from Sunnyside High School in 2003 where he lettered all four years in football, basketball, and baseball. He also awarded Tucson Baseball Player of the Year in 2003. After graduating from high school, he attended South Mountain Community College on a baseball scholarship. Coach Pesqueira began his coaching career immediately following his time there. he has been coaching for 11 years now and is excited for the opportunity to coach the Dorados!
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