Title: Head Coach
Phone: (530) 634-7725
Jason Hampton, a Rocklin, Ca., native, will begin his first season as Head Coach at Yuba College. Jason spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons at Yuba as Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. He was promoted to the role of Head Coach in the summer of 2019.
Jason spent three years prior to Yuba coaching at the division 2 level in South Dakota & Minnesota. Jason spent the 2015 and 2016 season at Northern State University as a graduate assistant. Hampton helped guide NSU to the NSIC Tournament in both seasons, in which the team finished fourth and fifth. In May of 2016 Hampton graduated from NSU with his Master’s degree in Sports Performance and Leadership.
In 2016 Hampton took over as top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Bemidji State University. While at BSU the Beavers finished with the most wins since 2014. Jason began his college coaching career at his alma mater Sacramento State University as Director of Baseball Operations in 2014. During the 2014 season the Hornets won the Western Athletic Conference and played in their first ever NCAA tournament. The Hornets broke a D1 school record in wins that season with 40, win number 40 came against Arizona State in the San Luis Obispo Regional.
Hampton has also coached in multiple summer leagues starting in the summer of 2014 when he served as pitching coach for the Wisconsin Woodchucks a member of the prestigious Northwoods Leauge. Hampton helped guide the Woodchucks to the 2014 NWL playoffs. Most recently, Hampton served as pitching coach for the Sacramento Heat in 2016, the Heat are members of the GSCBL.
In the winter of 2013, Hampton graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in organizational communications. Hampton pitched for the Hornets and also saw time at 1B/DH. Sacramento State improved its win total each season Hampton was a part of the team, finishing with 34 wins in 2013.
The Cincinnati Reds drafted Hampton in the 47th round of the MLB’s 2009 First Year Player Draft out of Rocklin High School as a pitcher. Jason is currently an instructor in the Yuba College Health & Kinesiology department.
Jason Currently resides in Loomis with his wife Cara.
Title: Associate Head Coach
Thaddeus has spent the last two years Coaching at Menlo College in Atherton, CA. Over the past two summers, Johnson has been gaining experience and knowledge by Coach in both the VBCBL and the NYCBL.
Johnson graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2016 where he was a 4 year starter with the Bonnies and finished 8th all-time in career hits and set the career saves record. After a great junior season, Johnson was later named 1st Team All Atlantic-10 and was a finalist for the John Olerud Award (National Two Way Player of the Year Award). Thad graduated from St. Bonaventure in the spring of 2016
Thad will work with the 49er offense and outfielders.
Title: Assistant Coach
The 2020 season will be Will’s first year at Yuba College as an Assistant coach, assisting with hitters and infielders.
Will Law was born and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from Cathedral Catholic High School where he played first base and third base. Will attended Saint Josephs College on a baseball scholarship in 2014. He then transferred and played at San Diego Mesa Community College. He was awarded to the PCAC All Conference team. Will then went on to play for the Lincoln Potters collegiate summer ball team. He hit .335 with seven homeruns and was named to the Summer Collegiate All American team as a shortstop. Will received a scholarship to play baseball at William Jessup University where he finished with a .321 average and 30 homeruns in his two years at William Jessup. Will recently made the transition to coaching as he helped coach the Lincoln Potters to a 25-18-1 record in the 2019 season.
Will is currently finishing up his bachelors in psychology at William Jessup University.