Sonora Raiders Baseball: Varsity Coaches

Pat Tellers - Varsity Head Coach
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Pat Tellers is in his 27th season as Sonora Raiders head coach. He played baseball at Western High School, Cypress College and Long Beach State. Coach Tellers began his coaching career at Western High School before coming to Sonora in 1990. In 1995 he was named C.I.F. Division II Coach of the Year and selected as a coach on that year’s Orange County High School All-Star team. In 1996 he was selected as the head coach of the same prestigious team. In 2000 and 2002, Coach Tellers was again selected as a coach on the Orange County High School All-Star team. In 2006 Pat was selected to the C.I.F. Southern Section Baseball committee. Pat lives in Yorba Linda with his wife of 18 years, Traci, two daughters Ashlyn 24, Madeline 15, and a son Ryan 8.

Name: PAT TELLERS, HEAD COACH
Years on Varsity: 27
Years Coached Varsity Baseball at Sonora: 27
Total Years Coached This Sport: 33
Other Sports Coached: FOOTBALL
Personal History: MARRIED TO TRACI
Children: ASHLYN 24, MADELINE 15, RYAN 8
City of Birth: LYNWOOD, CA
City of Residence: Yorba Linda, CA
Employment: SONORA HIGH SCHOOL
Position: TEACHER - BIOLOGY
Education: WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL – ANAHEIM, CA
LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY
AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Degrees: B.A. – P.E., M.A. EDUCATION
Sports Played: BASEBALL
Favorite Quotes: “THAT’S SO BAD”
“WHAT ARE WE DOING”


Rich Lodding - Varsity Assistant Coach
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Rich Lodding begins his 24rd. season as Varsity assistant at Sonora. Coach Lodding played baseball at Western High School, Cypress College and Cal State Fullerton. After graduating from Western, Coach Lodding was drafted by the Houston Astros but chose to attend Cal State Fullerton on an athletic scholarship. After one season he transferred to Cypress College where the Seattle Mariners drafted him in 1989. He played 4½ years in their farm team system. Coach Lodding played for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1995. Before joining the Sonora staff, he coached at Western High School for one year.  Coach Lodding is married to Cherilyn and they have a newborn baby boy, Hayden Richard Lodding, born January 16, 2013.           

Name: RICH LODDING, ASSISTANT COACH
Years on Varsity: 24
Years Coached Varsity Baseball at Sonora: 24
Total Years Coached This Sport: 25
Other Sports Coached: FOOTBALL
Personal History: MARRIED TO CHERILYN
Children:  HAYDEN (NEWBORN)
City of Birth: CHICAGO, IL
City of Residence: BREA, CA
Employment: SONORA HIGH SCHOOL
Position: ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Education: WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL – ANAHEIM, CA, CYPRESS COLLEGE,
CAL STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON
Degrees: A.A., B.S., & MASTERS (ADMINISTRATION)
Sports Played: BASEBALL
Awards: ALL ORANGE EMPIRE, DRAFTED BY MARINERS MLB
Favorite Quotes: “ONE OUT AT A TIME, NO BIG INNING”