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Coaching Staff

Reed Peters
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207-6370
Office: Budd 124
Phone: 209-954-5183
Fax: 209-954-5696
rpeters@deltacollege.edu

Head Coach, Reed Peters

Head Coach, Reed Peters began at San Joaquin Delta in 2008. With over 20 years as a collegiate coach, he has taken that experience and risen the Mustangs to a top program in the state. In his eight seasons the Mustangs have reached the Final Four four times including a State Championship in 2011 and State Runner up finishes in 2009,2014 and 2015. During his tenure there have been nine All Americans, fifteen players drafted by Major League Baseball teams, 35 Division I transfers, 26 Division II transfers and 28 NAIA transfers.

  • 2015: State Runner Up. #3 National Ranking by Perfect Game. Big 8 Champions. 28 game win streak
  • 2014: State Runner Up. #5 National Ranking by Perfect Game. Big 8 Champions
  • 2013: California Elite 8 Finalist: #3 Norcal Ranking
  • 2011: State Champion. #6 National Ranking by Perfect Game
  • 2009: State Runner Up
  • 2008: 1st Playoff Appearance for Delta in 20 years

Before joining Delta College, Coach Peters enjoyed success at all of his previous stops.  In Peters' four seasons at Feather River College he compiled impressive totals which include, two conference championships, four straight top twenty rankings and playoff appearances, three coach of the year honors (2005, 2006, & 2007), and a unprecedented 25-0 Golden Valley Conference record in 2007. 

1999-2003 was spent at the Air Force Academy. The 2002 Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year, Peters, in his first three seasons at Air Force won more conference games than any other Falcon coach in their first three seasons. Peters won 28 league games in three seasons, passing the record of Joe Robison and Eric Campbell, who each won 24 games in his first three seasons. Peters won 73 games overall from 2000-02, the second most by a Falcon baseball coach in the first three seasons. Peters led the Falcons to back-to-back 23-win seasons in 2000 and 2001 and to 27 in 2001.

Peters' coaching career began at his alma mater, UNLV, where he was an assistant coach. In 1994, he left UNLV to take the head coaching job at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas. In his four seasons at Colby, Peters posted a 123-80 record for a .600 winning percentage. In his first season, he led the Trojans to the Region VI Championship, the first and only championship in the school's 50+ years. His 1996 team was the west sub-region runner-up while his 1997 team was the west region conference runner-up.

A 1984 graduate of Cherry Creek High School in Denver, he was one of only three people in the school's history to earn four varsity letters in baseball. A member of Cherry Creek's first state championship teams in football and baseball, Peters received all-state honors in both sports, and was inducted into the Cherry Creek High School Hall of Fame in 2006. He earned three letters playing centerfield at UNLV from 1985-87, while starting and playing every inning of every game prior to signing professionally after his junior year. Peters earned all-Big West honors in 1986 and 1987 and led the league in home runs with 18 in 1987. Peters was equally impressive in the classroom as he earned GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American honors in 1986. Peters earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from UNLV in 1992 and his Masters Degree in Sports Administration from the United States Sports Academy in 2005.

Following his collegiate career, Peters was a 12th-round draft choice of the California Angels in June, 1987. He played five years in the Angels' organization: 1987 Salem, Oregon (Short A), 1988 Palm Springs, Calif., (High A), 1989 Midland, Texas (AA) and 1990 and 1991 Edmonton, Alberta (AAA). He then spent two seasons in the San Francisco Giants organization playing for Shreveport, La. (AA) and the Phoenix Firebirds (AAA) in 1992. He spent the entire 1993 season with the Firebirds, followed by a season of winter ball in San Pedro de Marcoris of the Dominican Republic. He finished his professional career hitting over .300 four times. Most of his time was in the outfield, however he played all nine positions during his pro career.

Baseball runs in the family as Peters' twin brother, Rex, is the head assistant baseball coach at UCLA. Rex played in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization from 1989-92, Reed's father, Rex, Sr., was with the Baltimore Orioles organization from 1962-65. His brother-in-law, John Orton, was a major league catcher with the Angels and is currently the roving catching instructor for the Chicago White Sox..

Peters, and his wife, Audrey, have three children: sons, Cade (18), Beau (16) and Drew (11).

Assistant Coach, Chris Rodriguez

Coach Rodriguez joined the coaching staff in 2012 with the Mustangs. Chris handles the catchers, coaches third base and helps run the offense. He is also the recruiting coordinator. In 2014, his catcher, Collin Theroux, earned Al- Region and All Big 8 First -Team honors. In 2013, both his catchers had great success. Jordan Devencenzi earned All-American honors and signed with the University of Nevada. Marcus Mastrobuoni also had a solid year and committed to Cal State Stanislaus where he went on to earn Conference Player of the Year. He spent the previous seven years at Modesto Junior College where he was the Head Coach from 2009-2012 and an assistant from 2007-2009.

Chris was a catcher at Modesto Junior College under Coach Bo Aiello. After two seasons at Modesto Junior College, Chris was drafted by the Colorado Rockies and signed after the 1996 season. While playing with Colorado, Chris learned from former Major Leaguers like Clint Hurdle and Jim Eppard. Chris received his Associates Degree from Modesto Junior College, a Bachelors degree from CSU Stanislaus
in Physical Education and Health and his Masters degree in Sports Coaching from the United Sports Academy.

Assistant Coach, Mat Keplinger

Mat Keplinger began in 2013 with the Delta Baseball staff. He serves as pitching coach and runs the strength and conditioning program. Since joining the staff he has been apart of Mustang teams that have reached the Super Regionals and Final Four in consecutive years. Mat's first season as pitching coach was in 2015. He helped produce the California State Pitcher of the Year, Big 8 Pitcher of the Year, All-American, and 17th round draft pick of the San Francisco Giants, Cameron Leeper. Under his tutelage, Dean Kremer also earned All-American, First Team All-Conference honors, and was selected in 34th round of the Major League Baseball draft, but opted to accept a scholarship to UNLV. Mat is also in charge of recruiting, sports information and fundraising.

Mat graduated from Lincoln High School in Stockton, earning SJAA Pitcher of the Year in 2006. He received a scholarship to the University of Nevada where he pitched for the Wolf Pack from 2006-2011. Mat spent 2012 playing professionally in Germany and was named to the Bundesliaga All-Star Team.

Mat received his Bachelors Degree in Journalism. He earned his Masters Degree in Kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University in 2015.

Assistant Coach, Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly joined the Mustang Staff as an assistant coach in the Fall of 2011. He spent the previous five years as an assistant coach at St. Mary's High School in Stockton. During his time there he helped lead the Rams to four Section Final appearances and two consecutive Section Final Championships in 2010 and 2011. Pat graduated from the University of Colorado in 1974 where he earned four letters in Baseball and Basketball as a scholarship athlete. In 2002 Denver Regis Jesuit High School named Pat to their "All Regis Teams of All Times" in baseball and basketball. Pat married his wife Diane in 1986 and they are currently business owners in Tracy. They have two children: Ty Kelly (27) and Niki Kelly (22). Ty is beginning his 8th year of professional baseball and is currently with the New York Mets organization. He was originally selected in the 13th round by the Baltimore Orioles out of UC Davis while playing for Rex Peters (Reed’s twin brother). Daughter Niki attended USC and graduated in 3 ½ years with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Honors and is currently working in Los Angeles.

Pat works with our hitters in the batting cages, tabulates stats, creates nicknames, and works extensively with our Red Shirt Athletes in the batting cages during the season.  He also focuses on creating a very positive mental approach for our players and coaches.

Assistant Coach, Stephen Malcolm

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Stephen Malcolm joins the Delta College Staff for his first full season this year. He will coach the infielders, firstbase and base running. Stephen played shortstop for the Mustangs in 2010. He accepted a scholarship to Virginia Tech after that season but choose to sign professionally with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was drafted in the 8th round and played from 2010-2013 in their organization. Malcolm starred at Tokay HS in Lodi, CA. He is currently attending Sacramento State University to complete is Bachelor's degree.

 

Assistant Coach, Lee Landice

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Lee Landice joins the Mustangs for his first season this year. Prior to coaching at Delta he has coached at four different high schools: Whitney HS (2010-2011), Inderkum HS (2006-2010), Gunderson HS (2005-2006), and James Lick HS (2004-2005). He also volunteered with the class A San Jose Giants from 1989-1994. Lee played at DeAnza college from 1986-1988.

 

 

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5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
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