John Deal is entering his 27th year as an assistant coach at Lassen Community College. During John’s tenure he has worked for five head coaches, was on staff for 11 conference championships, two trips to the CCCAA Final Four, and is directly responsible for turning hundreds of boys into men.
This April, John will celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary to the former, Miss Peggy Baker. The Deals have three children, Michael John (49), Lisa Marie (45) and Paulette Mae (42).
John recently retired after 43 years as journeyman line-man with Lassen Municipal Utility District and is experiencing his first year as a “full-time” baseball coach.