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CBCA 2023 Honorees

This year, the CBCA is honoring the following coaches for their contributions to California high school baseball.


Hall of Fame Class


Steve Robertson…Retired Head Coach at Lassen High School (Susanville) where he served for 32 years. His teams won 3 CIF titles during that time.

After leaving Lassen HS, he moved on to Lassen JC.

Steve has served the baseball community in Susanville for over 42 years where he was largely responsible for refurbishing Memorial Park.

Steve also coached American Legion Baseball for 40 years.

He was honored in 2000 by Lassen HS when his number was retired.


James Davis…Head Coach at Granite Hills High School in the San Diego area. His coaching career covered 28 years, of which he was head coach for 26 years. His teams won 12 league titles and 4 CIF Championships. James was honored as a California Model Coach of the year. 

James Davis has helped run the SD underclassman showcase for the last 15 years as well as being an area scout.  Countless hours spent evaluating players at the HS and collegiate levels.  He was recently inducted into the San Diego County’s High School Sport’s Association Hall of Fame.


Bob Parry…Recently retired coach from Poway High School in San Diego. Bob coached 31 years and served as Poway’s head coach for 28 years. His teams won over 530 games and 4 CIF Championships. Nine former players have played in MLB and many dozens in college ball.

His service to the high school baseball community involved hosting the Area Code Tryouts, American Legion games, umpire clinics and co-hosted the SD Lions Tournament. Parry has donated his field to the county All Star game and SD showcase for the last 28 years.

His colleagues have said that he has been a great influence and pillar of the high school baseball scene in San Diego for many years.


Paul Martinez…Paul has coached at 4 high schools during his 32 years in high school baseball. 29 years as a head coach, including the past 9 at Oakmont High School in the Sacramento area.

His teams have won over 480 games and 4 CIF titles.

His honors include being named league coach of the year 8 times, an all-star team coach 7 times, ABCA regional coach of the year in 1997 and served the CBCA as 2018 North coach and volunteer at tryouts for years.

His work at school includes being an AD for 11 years.

A coach whose team competes against him stated that “His teams always play the right way and do so with complete respect for the game. Paul not only mentors his players to be good ball players but to be good people as well.”


Assistant Coach Honorees


Tony Cleveland…Chaparral HS (Temecula)… Tony has 35 plus years as an assistant at various schools in California and Ohio.

He has been involved in Ohio HS baseball Coaches Association. Ohio Central District Hall of Fame. Currently the Committee Chairman for Rankings with BCA.


Nick Furlong…currently serving as Madison HS in San Diego as Pitching Coach. 

In his 31 years as in high school baseball, he has been an assistant at 6 San Diego high schools including the last 12 years at Madison. Teams he has been involved with have won over 600 games and 3 CIF titles.

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2022-23 Changes

The CBCA will no longer hold showcase or series events.


After my work on them for close to 30 years, the reasons for this position are obvious.

We've had a long run of great years where we have had great players, great coaches, and scouts both collegiate and professional attend the events.

I cannot in good conscience continue with the hope those days return.

The last five years or longer have shown that college coaches are going elsewhere to see players.

Players are going elsewhere as the number of conflicting events continue to increase.

We cannot fight the changing times any longer.


We started our free events so that kids who couldn't afford the pay showcases could perform in front of scouts.  The scouts have Arizona, PBR, Team USA and numerous other games.

The NCAA is limiting dates that college coaches can leave campus, thus cramming events into the same windows.

We will now emphasize awards for players and coaches in the CBCA.


For example, two years ago, we started honoring  seniors whose leadership in their baseball program was exemplary.

This year, we added the beginnings of an ALL STATE award. We honored 18 member school players who had outstanding seasons.

Next year, we will add both coach and player of the Year awards by school size.

We will continue the Hall of Fame Awards...I'm just not sure how to present the awards.

We will, hopefully, resume the NorCal clinics.

If you have any ideas for other type of awards, please contact me.


Membership dues will be slashed in half ($20). Hopefully, that and the award programs will spur more coaches to join the CBCA.

We have gone from over 350 members, ten years ago, to about 130 in 2022.

Thank you for your support of High School baseball in California.

Iran Novick

CBCA Scholarship Awards

In June, a senior from current member schools will be awarded a scholarship for their college career.

If all member schools participate, the award will be approximately $300 per player.

Only schools that joined prior to May 1 will be eligible to submit a player for the scholarship.

The cost of the program comes from the money normally spent on North South events.

We hope to continue the scholarship program in 2024 .

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