Pat Shine begins his second season as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the Bruin Baseball program. Coach Shine will be responsible for coaching the hitters and outfielders as well as serving as the third base coach. Shine was instrumental in UCLA securing the fifth-rated recruiting class in the nation in 2005.
Shine began at UC Irvine the same year as Savage, 2001, and was responsible for overseeing, working with the hitters and assisting with recruiting efforts. In Shine's three years at UCI, the Anteaters compiled an overall mark of 88-84-1 and in 2004 made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in the Notre Dame Regional in South Bend, Ind.
As an assistant at UCI, Shine helped bring baseball back to the university after a 10-year absence. His first year at Irvine consisted of around-the-clock recruiting and helping build the foundation for the new program. Ultimately, the Anteater's 2002 recruiting class was ranked eighth by Baseball America. In his three years at UCI, Shine helped coach two "Louisville Slugger" Freshman All-Americans, five All-Big West honorees and 13 future professional baseball players.
Prior to UCI, Shine served as an assistant at the University of New Mexico where he helped guide the Lobos to a Mountain West Conference championship under Head Coach Rich Alday. In 1998 and 1999 Shine was a volunteer assistant at UC Berkeley and was responsible for overseeing the outfielders and hitters under Head Coach Bob Milano. Previously, Shine served as an assistant coach at San Francisco City College.
During his pursuit of becoming a full-time Division 1 assistant coach, Shine spent five summers coaching and managing summer teams around the nation. In 1996-1997, he assisted the Topeka Capitals of the Jayhawk League and then during the summers of 1998-1999, he served as pitching coach and manager of the St. Cloud Riverbats of the Northwoods League. With the Capitals in 1996, Shine's team finished fifth at the National Baseball Congress World Series.
In 1998, the Riverbats, led by Shine, won the Northwoods League title and in 1999 Shine was named the Northwoods League Manager of the Year after leading St. Cloud to a league record for wins. In 2000, Shine assisted with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod league and eventually was named interim manager and helped lead the squad to the Cape Cod League championship.
He began his coaching career as the head coach of Gonzaga Prep High School in Spokane, Washington. Shine, 34, earned his degree in management and speech communications from Gonzaga University, where he also played middle infield and was team captain of the 1995 Bulldogs. Prior to transferring to Gonzaga, Shine played shortstop at Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash.
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