2017 Pitching & Hitting Hot Stoves


Who: Jason Dietrich & Corey Ishigo
What: Pitching Hot Stove Panel
When: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Where: Anaheim Marriott, Grand Ballroom F

Jason Dietrich Jason Dietrich
Pitching Coach, University of Oregon

Jason Dietrich, Collegiate Baseball's 2016 Pitching Coach of the Year, was named Oregon's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator on July 1, 2016. He joined the Ducks after spending the previous four years (2013-16) at Cal State Fullerton where he led one of the premier pitching staffs in the country. The Titans had the country's best ERA (2.22) in 2016 and went to the College World Series in 2015.


Corey Ishigo Corey Ishigo
Owner, Baseball Academy of Hawaii

Corey Ishigo is the owner of the Baseball Academy of Hawaii, which he founded and established in 2010. A former 2nd baseman for the University of Hawaii, Ishigo is currently the varsity baseball coach at Kailua High School and has led the team to the state championship 14 of the 15 years he served as coach. Ishigo is the first Certified National Pitching Association Coach in Hawaii, and works closely with NPA & RDRBI founder Coach Tom House.



Who: Ray Birmingham, Matt Allison, Jerry Weinstein
What: Hitting Hot Stove Panel
When: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Where: Anaheim Marriott, Grand Ballroom E

Ray Birmingham Ray Birmingham
Head Coach, University of New Mexico
Ray Birmingham is set to begin his 10th year as head coach of the University of New Mexico baseball team. He is the winningest coach in the state's history as all 1,129 of his victories have come coaching for teams in his home state of New Mexico. In 2016, Birmingham guided the Lobos to their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years and to the program's third ever Mountain West Tournament championship, all of which came under Birmingham.


Matt Allison Matt Allison
Hitting Coach, Saint Joseph's University (PA)
Matt Allison is now in his fifth season as Saint Joseph's hitting coach. Before coming to Hawk Hill in 2013, Allison most recently spent three seasons as the hitting coach at Menlo College in Atherton, California. Last season, the Hawks shattered the program record for home runs in a season, belting 57 longballs, en route to the program's second-ever 30-win season.


Jerry Weinstein

Jerry Weinstein
Colorado Rockies/Wareham Gatemen

Wareham Gatemen head coach Jerry Weinstein has over 50 years of experience in college, professional and international baseball. In 23 years as head coach at Sacramento City College, Weinstein led his teams to 20 consecutive postseason appearances, 16 league championships and an 831-208 (.800) career record. The ABCA Hall of Famer has also been involved with Major League Baseball as a coach and in various front office and scouting roles, most recently with the Colorado Rockies.