Coaches & Staff

Ben Crombie - President, Head Coach & Scheduling Coordinator

Coach Crombie has been with the Mudcats since 2006 first as a player and is now entering his 6th year as head coach and scheduling coordinator. Prior to that he served as the co-head coach and assistant to Shawn Scibek. Coach Crombie graduated from Will C. Wood HS in Vacaville Ca and went on to play collegiately as a middle infielder at Shasta College and Point Loma Nazarene University in California. Following his playing career he chose to pursue the completion of his Bachelor's Degree from Sacramento State.

Dan Marshall - Vice President & Board Member

Dan has been with the Mudcats for four years and is the face of the Mudcats within the community. Dan works diligently within the community alongside our sponsors making sure that the Mudcats remain viable and our partners get the recognition they deserve for their support and donations to our organization. Dan also is currently serving as our travel coordinator.

Nick Voight - Secretary & Board Member

Nick has been with the Mudcats since 2006. Nick graduated from Will C Wood HS and played on the first ever Championship baseball team in school history. Prior to Enrolling at San Jose State University Nick injured his throwing shoulder and decided to attain his Bachelor's Degree and teaching credential and return to the field as a coach. Nick returned to Will C Wood to teach and coach baseball in 2005 and is currently their head baseball coach, guiding the team to their first league championship since his playing days.

Chris Wilhite - Treasurer, Grounds Crew & Board Member

Chris graduated from Armijo HS and went on to play  infield collegiately at Napa Valley College and UC Davis. After his collegiate career Chris went on to attain his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Sacramento State University. Chris is also a lifelong Mudcat spending 15 seasons with the team. His love for the Mudcats has lead him to continue to give back to the game as head of our game day management crew, board member and treasurer.

Shawn Scibek - PA Announcer, Head Grounds Keeper & Board Member

Sci, as he is better known by, co-founded the Mudcats in 1990. Coach Sci served as the player-head coach and then head coach for the first 22 years of the programs existence. After graduating from Armijo HS he had a successful college career at Solano College. Sci has coached high school baseball in Solano County for over 20 years, most recently, Sci joined Ex-Mudcat Ryan P. Admas as an asst. coach at Vanden High School. Coach Sci is Sports Turf Management Certified (Master Grounds Keeper) and makes sure our field is always game ready.

Eric Chappell - Asst Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, Youth Camp Director & Board Member

Coach Chappell is also a former player with the Mudcats and is entering his 3rd year with the organization and 2nd as coach. Coach Chappell is a Vacaville HS graduate and went on to play collegiate football at Shasta College and Southern Oregon University. After a successful collegiate career Coach Chap continued his education receiving his Master Degree in Education. Coach Chap then turned his sights towards coaching. He coached baseball for six years at Vacaville HS, his last serving as the head coach of the Varsity Baseball team. Coach Chap is our recruiting coordinator and works diligently on constructing a competitive roster full of high character collegiate baseball players.  

Jeff Matlock - Asst Coach, Grounds Crew & Board Member

Coach Matlock is a graduate of Armijo HS where he played baseball and later attended Solano College.  Coach Matlock joined the staff four years ago and serves as our first base coach.  Coach Matlock is also a member of the staff who works diligently alongside Coach Sci to ensure that our facilities are ready for each home game.

Gordie Clary - Asst Coach, Pitching Coach

Coach Clary is entering his first year as a Mudcat coach but is no stranger to the Mudcat Family. Coach Clary Played baseball at Vacaville HS 2012 All-League and went on to play baseball at the University of Willamette where he was a very successful two-way player (Pitcher and First Basemen) and Team Captain. While attending Willamette University, Coach Clary played his summer baseball with the Mudcats (2013, 2014, and 2015). Coach Clary was voted 2014 Team Offensive MVP and in 2015 was Team Defensive MVP, only Mudcat in History to win both awards. Coach Clary will be a huge asset to the organization.  

Sean Price - Facilities Coordinator

Sean or SP as he is better known has been with the Mudcats for six years and is our go to man for field prep, glove repair and game day coordinator. SP does everything under the sun on game days to make sure that everything runs smoothly. He's served as a board member for the last three years and is our go to guy when the Mudcats need something done on short order.

Trevor Steele - Asst Pitching Coach

Matt Smith - Asst Coach