Eric returns to the Cougars coaching staff after coaching at Lassen College in 2007 and 2008. Those teams sent 7 players on to the Division 1 level.
Eric played his high school baseball in Dos Palos CA where he shared the home run record with former MLB great David Henderson. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1987 in the 15th round. In his first year of professional baseball, Eric led the Wytheville Cubs of the Appalachian League in RBI, doubles and OPS. He was second on the team in hits and On Base Percentage.
In his second season of professional baseball he led the Geneva Cubs of the New York Penn League in home runs, hits, Slugging Percentage and On Base Percentage. He was second in RBI, Batting Average, walks, and OPS. In 1989 with the Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League Eric led all first basemen in the Cubs organization in fielding percentage.
He is currently an Associate Scout with the Kansas City Royals.
Eric has been working with the Foster Youth and operating group homes for over 25 years. He is the proud father of 3 sons Daniel, Quinton and Aarason. Daniel was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 13th Round of the 2015 MLB Draft. Quinton was a catcher/first baseman at Santa Clara University. He led the Broncos in home runs 3 different seasons. He was named honorable mention All-Conference and named to the 2014 West Coast Conference All-Tournament Team. Quinton graduated with a Sociology Degree and a Minor in Business. Aarason collected 50 RBI's in 30 games his senior year at Lassen High. He played baseball and graduated from Simpson University with a degree in Psychology.