Coach Bob Marshall
What a blessing to call Calvary Chapel my new home for baseball. The staff, students and parents have been overwhelming in their support for Calvary baseball. I began my coaching career in 1994 at Marina High School under the leadership of Paul Renfrow. During my coaching career at Marina I have instructed all levels and instructed all positions in the game of baseball. In 2000, I along with coach Scott Wagers implemented the Viking feeder team that worked with local youth on the game of baseball. The goal was to develop a community of young athletes that would be fundamentally sound in the game of baseball. Also, these young players would develop a pride in their community and the high school they represent. These team flourished and the program had upwards of 60 plus players in some years. This program was one of the first and it has spawned many other high school teams to create their own feeder team.
Coaching at Marina was a great opportunity and a blessing for me to learn and enhance my coaching abilities. Coaching in the Sunset league D1 level against some of the top teams in the nation year in and year out allowed me to develop as a head coach. I truly have been blessed to be part of Sunset League Championships, part of a CIF championship team in 2003 where Marina beat Valley View 1-0 at Angel Stadium and in 2013 lost 1-0 to Harvard Westlake at Dodger Stadium. In 2016. I was blessed with being named the Orange County Register Baseball Coach of the Year.
My philosophy is simple.
- First is that Jesus will be put first in all we do. Grace, Forgiveness, and Love should be our priority. Thus, developing these young men to be men of character by the lessons learned from being part of a baseball team.
- Second is to teach the players the game of baseball from a fundamentally sound perspective. Teaching these young players to compete with what God has given them and allow them to build their strength and their love of the game by being committed to the team.
- Third is that “Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to is!”. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NKJV) 24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
I am looking forward to another chapter in my coaching career and the remarkable opportunity to coach here at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Jesus Christ being at the center of why we are all part of this baseball family. Anything less than Jesus Christ being at the center would be of no value and take away from our ultimate direction for our players. In the book of Colossians 1:17 we read that “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist”. And in Romans 8:28 it is written “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
I look forward to serving the Calvary Chapel community and our baseball families.