Vince Maiocco begins his tenth season as the Cougars head baseball coach. Maiocco came to Taft College in 2001 and served as an assistant coach until 2004. Before coming to Taft College; he coached at Gavilan College in 2001, Delano High School in 2000, and Porterville College in 1999. Maiocco spent the most of his coaching career at College of the Siskiyous from 1988-1998.
The Cougar baseball program has a rich history of developing players for the professional and 4-year collegiate level of baseball. The vast majority of Taft College's graduating sophomores have went on to play at the 4-year collegiate and professional level. It is the coaching staff's obligation to develop players to play at the 4-year collegiate or professional level.
The philosophy of Taft College Baseball is: "Take the academic aspect of college serious, maintain an image on and off the field that sheds a positive light on Taft College, and work hard while practicing and playing the game of baseball!"
Cougars Baseball Hosts First Halloween Game
by Travis Tessandori
October 31, 2013
After a long fall season where the Cougars have worked hard to prepare for the spring season, Coach Vince Maiocco gave his team a day to relax and let loose. On Halloween the Cougars took the field for their normal Thursday intra-squad game, but not in their normal practice gear. Running onto the field were the Cougars in their Halloween costumes; including Miley Cyrus, The Ninja Turtles, Woody and Buzz, and many more. When Coach Maiocco was asked why he held the fun-natured game, he replied, “The players requested this game several weeks ago. I told them if we had two good intra-squad games in a row that I would consider it. They did, so that is how this game came into fruition. It was such a good team-bonding event that we will make it an annual event.” As pointed out, the game was a major success and is something to look forward to for many Halloweens to come.
Coach: Vince Maiocco
Coaches: Jeremy Wedel, Chris Wedel
Athletic Trainer, Bruce Ferguson
Superintendent/President: Dr. Dena Maloney
Vice President of Student
Services: Brock McMurray