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Mike Grahovac - Head Coach - 5th Season
5 th season as head coach after a successful 2012 season where the Eagles
won their second consecutive GSAC Tournament Championship, advanced to the NAIA Opening Round as the #1 seed and finished with a 38-18, 22-10 GSAC record.
In four years at the program's helm, Grahovac's
teams have combined to go 130-87. 2012 marked the program's second trip to the NAIA Opening Round.
2012 squad set records in doubles (124) and triples (29).
was the 2011 NAIA Coach of the Year.
has coached one NAIA All-American, five All-Tournament members, one World Series MVP, one Charles Berry Hustle Award winner, six GSAC Gold Glove winners, six All-GSAC honorees, and his
2011 squad were selected the Hank Burbridge Champions of Character award winners.
most successful season came in 2011 when the Eagles
won their first-ever NAIA National Championship.
2011 squad to a program-best 43-19 record, finishing with a 12-1 mark in postseason play and winning 25 of its last 28 contests overall.
Grahovac, who directly oversees the Concordia pitching staff, also coached Chicago White Sox 15th-round draftee Cameron Bayne in 2009 and Seattle Mariners' 24th-round pick Bennett Whitmore in 2010.
and the Orange Lutheran program produced a total of five players who were drafted by MLB teams.
The most notable draftee was Gerrit Cole, the top pick by the New York Yankees in 2008 and the No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 draft by the Pittsburg Pirates after he
played three years at UCLA
Grahovac had previously served as an assistant coach at Orange Coast Community College from 1992-98 and worked in law enforcement before returning to the diamond in 2006.
was on staff at Orange Coast
spent the summer of 1996 as an assistant coach for the Alaska Goldpanners
of the prestigious summer Alaska League, where he
coached future major leaguers Michael Young, Jason Phillips and Jason Lane.
As a player, Grahovac
was selected as a catcher in the fourth round of the 1989 draft by the San Francisco Giants, but sustained a career-ending injury in the minor leagues.
Before being drafted, Grahovac earned a pair of All-Conference honors while playing for Chapman.
Grahovac earned his undergraduate degree in movement and exercise science from Chapman in 1992, and completed his master's degree in education at Azusa Pacific in 1996.
wife, Najla, live in Orange and have two children, Peyton (15) and Gavin (8).
Converse spent the 2008 season with current Eagles head coach Mike Grahovac at Trinity League champion Orange Lutheran High School.
Day will be assisting head coach Mike Grahovac with the pitchers and helping out in the bullpen.