Sierra College head baseball coach Rob Willson recorded his 600th career win as a California community college head coach on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. His Sierra College Wolverines defeated American River 9-3. Coach Willson began his head coaching career in 1992 at City College of San Francisco. CCSF was a perennial last place team for many years leading up to the hiring of Coach Willson. In 1995 CCSF captured the Coast Conference Championship with a record of 35-9. Off that team there were 5 players taken in the June 1995 MLB draft. In the post season the Rams traveled to Delta for a round 1 playoff series. CCSF defeated the Delta Mustangs in a thrilling 3 game series. Their magical season came to an end at Sacramento City College with a defeat against eventual Final 4 participant Lassen College in the Super Regionals.
Coach Willson got the head baseball coach job at his alma mater, Laney College in Oakland California in August 1996. In his first season at Laney, Coach Willson led the Eagles to the Bay Valley Conference Championship after they finished in last place the previous season. The Eagles won 31 games each of the next two seasons. In August 2002 he was hired at Sierra College. His first win at Sierra College came in 2003. In his 17 year career at Sierra College the Wolverines have won two Big 8 Conference Championships, made three Final 4 appearances and captured the prestigious California Community College State Championship in 2008. The Wolverines have also enjoyed 10 regional championships and four super regional championships in his tenure at Sierra. 18 players have signed professional baseball contracts with MLB organizations. 10 have gone on to play in the College World Series in Omaha, NE.