Brock Ungricht, a former standout player for the Aztec baseball program, returns to his alma mater this spring for his first season as San Diego State's volunteer assistant coach. In addition to general baseball coaching and administrative duties, he will also be in charge of the Aztec Baseball Camps.
A three-year letterwinner at San Diego State (2004-06), Ungricht was a versatile athlete for the Aztecs, playing first base, third base and catcher during is SDSU career,
He earned all-Mountain West Conference accolades as a freshman designated hitter in 1984 when he batted .434 in league play with 14 doubles and 30 runs batted in over 29 games. His average was the second highest in the MWC that season and he went on toe garner all-tournament honors at that year's conference championship tourney.
That same season he was named a first-team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and won second team honors from Baseball America after batting .373 overall with 21 doubles, three triples, three home runs, 49 runs scored and 48 RBI during his first season of college ball.
He finished his three seasons at San Diego State with a career batting average of .318 with 44 doubles and 117 RBI. He still ranks among the Aztec all-time leaders in hits, doubles, RBI and total bases.
Selected by the Yankees in the 30th round in the 2006 draft, he played in that organization's system for one season before competing for the Chico Outlaws in the Golden Baseball League in 2007. His tutelage produced three first-team and four-second-team all-league selections along with the league's Pitcher of the Year.
Most recently he served as head coach of Kearny High School in San Diego, leading the Komets their first league title in 28 years, during the 2008 campaign. His team finished the season with a record of19-12 overall and 13-3 in the Central League. Along the way he produced three first-team and four second-team all-league selections. Under his tutelage, Kearny catcher Chris Pernicano was named the Central League Player of the Year and was an all-CIF honoree as well.
The 24-year-old Ungricht played his prep baseball at nearby Mission Bay High School where he won all-league and all-CIF honors for three seasons. He was also an all-state selection each of those years and earned Western League Player of the Year accolades. In addition, he was a Union-Tribune all-academic first-team honoree during his high school career. He was inducted into the Mission Bay HS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
Ungricht is a 2008 graduate of San Diego State where he earned his bachelors degree in criminal justice.