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Eastern Arizona College

Recruiting Info

Baseball Coaching Staff

John Chalmers - Head Coach

  • B.A. University of Arizona
  • J.D. University of Arizona
  • U.S. Navy Special Services Baseball
  • Assistant Head Coach-Recruiting Coordinator 1997-2018
  • Head Coach 2018-Present
  • Lawrence Chavez - Associate Head Coach

  • A.A. Eastern Arizona College
  • B.A. Colorado State University at Pueblo
  • Four Years Professional Baseball [Independent]
  • Eastern Arizona Staff 2018-Present
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    About the College

    Eastern is Arizona’s oldest community college with approximately 1,500 full-time students on the main campus in Thatcher. Over 200 are athletes, the majority of whom live in on-campus residence halls. EAC fields teams in football, basketball (men’s & women’s), volleyball, softball, golf (men’s), tennis (women’s), and baseball.

    Eastern is located in Graham County with a population of 35,000. The main campus is in the Gila Valley at the base of the beautiful Mt. Graham, a 10,720 foot peak. Principal economic activities in the area include farming, ranching, mining, governmental services, and higher education.

    Recreational opportunities and facilities include swimming, skating, hunting, hiking, fishing, camping, biking, natural hot springs, golfing, equestrian sports, Discovery Park, and the Mt. Graham Observatory. Both the College and the community offer a wide variety of activities and cultural events.

     

    Baseball Season

    EAC’s Gila Monster Baseball team is a Division I member of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC). The ACCAC is a 15-team wood bat league playing a 36 conference game schedule. Eastern fills out its 56 game schedule with non-conference opponents.

     

    Player Success

    Since 1997, Eastern’s Gila Monster Baseball players have advanced to:

    University of Arizona
    Arizona State University
    Grand Canyon University
    University of New Mexico
    New Mexico State University
    Eastern New Mexico University
    New Mexico Highlands University
    College of the Southwest
    West Texas A&M University
    McNeese State University
    Louisiana Tech University
    University of Northern Alabama
    Florida International University
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Sterling College
    University of South Carolina Spartanburg
    Northwest Missouri University
    Southeast Missouri University
    Southern Arkansas University
    University of Southern Colorado
    Mesa State College
    Metro State College
    Lewis & Clark College
    University of San Francisco
    Oregon State University
    Cal State Fullerton
    Iowa Wesleyan College
    The Master’s College
    Doane College
    Texas Wesleyan University
    Travecca Nazarene University
    Bellevue University
    Dana College
    Alcorn State University
    Mississippi Valley State
    Cal State Stanislaus
    Dixie State College

     

    Gila Monsters at Four-year
    Institutions — 2017-18

    Alex Blair (17)

    RP

    JR

    Briar Cliff U.

    Jacob Brown (17)

    RP

    SO

    Colorado Christian U.

    Nick Caudillo (17)

    RP

    JR

    Colorado State U. Pueblo

    Thomas DeBonville (17)

    OF

    JR

    U. of Nebraska Omaha

    Daniel Diaz (17)

    IF

    JR

    U. of the Cumberlands

    Hana Dudoit-Enos (17)

    RP

    JR

    JR Adams State U.

    Mikey Hooper (17)

    RP

    JR

    Campbellsville U.

    Taylor Martin (17)

    1B

    JR

    Campbellsville U.

    Marco Munoz (17)

    OF

    JR

    U. of the Cumberlands

    Matthew Shannon (17)

    C

    JR

    Briar Cliff U.

    Tanner Fuhrmann (16)

    SS

    JR

    Colorado State U. Pueblo

    Jeremiah Moeller (16)

    C

    JR

    Colorado College

    David Montoya (16)

    IF

    JR

    Campbellsville U.

    Brady O'Keefe (16)

    RP

    JR

    Pacific U.

    Kyle Wilson (16)

    RP

    JR

    Arkansas Tech U.

    Justin Phillips (15)

    RP

    SR

    Campbellsville U.

    Andrew Sauceda (15)

    OF

    SR

    Lyon College

    Cameron Weinberg (15)

    LP

    SR

    Colorado State U. Pueblo

     

    Gila Monsters Drafted and/or
    Played Professionally

    Jeromie Spillman

    LHP

    1997-98

    Pittsburgh Pirates

    Desmond Dailey

    OF

    1997-98

    Drafted Seattle Mariners

    Chris Mabeus

    RHP

    1998-99

    Drafted Oakland Athletics, MLB Milwaukee Brewers

    Aaron Stanley

    INF

    1998-99

    Independent Baseball

    Alberto Hernandez

    RHP

    1999-00

    Independent Baseball

    Doug Schutt

    OF

    1999-00

    Independent Baseball

    Shane Hall

    RHP

    2000

    12th Round-Boston Red Sox

    Bobby Lorona

    INF

    2000

    Drafted San Francisco Giants

    Jason Hanna

    RHP

    2000-01

    Colorado Rockies, Independent Baseball

    Bo Baker

    OF

    2000-01

    Kansas City Royals

    Isaac Johnson

    OF

    2001-02

    Seattle Mariners

    Justin Echols

    OF

    2001-02

    Drafted Atlanta Braves

    Tim Alvarez

    LHP

    2001-02

    San Francisco Giants

    Blake Eager

    RHP

    2002-03

    New York Mets

    Ladd Hall

    RHP

    2002-03

    Houston Astros

    Evan McArthur

    SS

    2002-03

    San Francisco Giants

    Chris Fessler

    RHP

    2004

    Tampa Bay Rays

    Leon Johnson

    OF

    2003-04

    Chicago Cubs

    Cody Pride

    C

    2006-07

    Independent Baseball

    Corey Hales

    RHP

    2006-07

    Independent Baseball

    Matt Thompson

    SS

    2007-08

    Drafted Milwaukee Brewers

    Eddy Carl

    RHP

    2007-08

    Kansas City Royals, Independent Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jeff Nadeau

    LHP

    2008-09

    St. Louis Cardinals

    Cedric Johnson

    OF

    2011

    Drafted Philadelphia Phillies

    Alan Garcia

    RHP

    2012

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jesus Carlos

    RHP

    2012

    Independent Baseball

    Eric Ferguson

    OF

    2016

    Independent Baseball

    Lawrence Chavez

    OF

    2016

    Independent Baseball

     

    Signed After Committed to EAC
    but Prior to Enrolling

    Elliott Johnson

    SS

    MLB Tampa Bay Rays, MLB Atlanta Braves

    Bobby Wilkins

    P

    5th Round Texas Rangers, Independent Baseball, Baltimore Orioles

     

    Contact:

    Head Coach John Chalmers
    Voice: 928-348-9479
    Athletic Office: 928-428-8414
    john.chalmers@eac.edu