2017 is Toby’s first year on the staff at Sierra College. He will be working with our catchers this year and assisting with the Sierra College strength program. Toby played five years of professional baseball and is entering his first year coaching.
Toby was born and raised in Roseville, CA where he attended Roseville High School. Along with baseball, Toby also played football and basketball all four years in high school. His accolades include 1st team all SFL in football in 2006 and 2007, 1st team all SFL in basketball in 2008, and 1st team all SFL in baseball from 2005-2008. Along with all SFL honors in baseball he received All-Metro honorable mention honors and was named to the Louisville Slugger All-American team.
Following high school Toby received an athletic scholarship from Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, CA where he played for 4 years. Over his career Toby only committed 9 errors in over 1000 chances and finished with a .992 fielding percentage. As a senior Toby was a semi finalist for the Johnny Bench award given to the nation’s best catcher. Along with his personal success, Toby played with 11 other players who were drafted in 2012 season. He was also the catalyst for the pitching staff that set Saint Mary’s records for lowest team ERA in school history in 2011 and again in 2012. The pitching staff also broke the single season strikeout record with 401 in the 2012 season averaging nearly 8 strikeouts per game. The pitching staff he anchored had 5 different pitchers drafted including Kyle Barraclough in the 7th round and Martin Agosta in the 2nd round. Kyle Barraclough finished the 2016 season ranking 1stin the National League in strikeouts per 9 innings. In 2011, Toby earned honorable mention All West Coast Conference honors.
Following his senior year at Saint Mary’s College, Toby was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 29thround of the 2012 first year player draft. Toby spent three years in the Mariners organization reaching as high as the triple-A level. In 3 years with the Mariners, Toby only committed 3 errors and threw out over 40% of would be base stealers in that time including a 70% mark in 2012. In 2013 he was on the Pulaski Mariners who won the Appalachian League championship and Toby was named the MVP after hitting .375 with 8 RBIs in 4 games. After two years of independent baseball Toby has decided to pursuit a coaching career. Toby now resides in Roseville, CA.