Mt. Carmel High School Sundevils Baseball: Coaches

Monday, August 27

Keith Johnson - Varsity Head Coach, email:


Welcome Coach Johnson as the new Varsity Head Coach! He has been with the MC program for nine years as a Varsity Assistant and hitting coach, and will now lead the program. Coach Keith Johnson graduated from Mt. Carmel High School and was recognized as All-San Diego County All-Academic Team in 2004. He attended San Diego Mesa College in 2006, where he was coached by Kevin Hazlett. He was awarded All-Pacific Coast Conference Honorable Mention in both his freshman and sophomore years. Keith played two seasons at Oklahoma Baptist, coached by Bobby Cox, in 2007 and 2008, on athletic and academic scholarships. Oklahoma Baptist was the #2 ranked team in the nation for four straight weeks in 2008. That year, Keith led the Bison to the SAC Championship game to put them in the regional tournament. During the Regional Tournament, Keith hit a game winning home run against Wayland Baptist, then ranked #18 nationally. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in May of 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, emphasis in strength and conditioning.

Keith was named Padres Coach of the Week last season!  Watch!


Jeff Johnson - Varsity Catching Coach

Jeff Johnson (Papa Johnson) is currently in his tenth season at Mount Carmel High School serving as an assistant coach at the Varsity level. Among his other duties, last season Coach Johnson worked primarily with the catcher's defensive skill progression. Jeff has spent numerous seasons coaching travel baseball here in Rancho Penasquitos. Aside from Coach Kyle and Coach Keith, many players coached by Coach Johnson have moved on to play at the collegiate and professional levels. Jeff brings a multitude of coaching experience to the program and is a great communicator with both young men and adults alike. Currently, Coach Johnson is working with the San Diego Deacons, a travel ball program in San Deigo. He is entering his 19th year of coaching.

Nick Rodieck - Varsity Pitching Coach

Coach Rodieck graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication at the University of California, San Diego in 2009. Nick was a three year varsity letter at West Hills High School. In 2003, he was an honorable mention in the Grossmont South Conference. Also, was named the team's Most Valuable Pitcher. The same year, West Hills won their first and only league title in school history. In 2004, Nick made first-team all league and received the team's Most Valuable Player award. At Mesa College, Nick became the ace of the staff in his sophomore year. He was named Pitcher of the Year at Mesa, made all-conference honorable mention and Athlete of the Week in 2006. He recorded an 8-4 record while yielding 18 walks in 100 innings pitched. He had a 2.90 overall ERA and a 2.55 ERA in the PCC with two complete games. At UCSD, Nick did a little bit of everything. He started, came in long relief and closed out some games as well. In 2007, he was named the Triton's Pitcher of the Year with a 6-1 record and two saves. He made 21 appearances, a 4.17 ERA, 73.1 innings and allowed only 14 walks during that span. He helped the Tritons reach the CCAA Championship game with a victory over Chico State. Also, with that win, the program reached their first ever Regionals in Division II. Nick and his teammates continued a tradition of winning which helped propel UCSD in 2009 and 2010 by going to the Division II World Series. UCSD is now considered a Division II baseball powerhouse and ranks in the top 15 in the nation.  


Monday, August 27

Mickey Chapatte - JV Head Coach, email:

Zach Schaller - JV Assistant Coach 


Chris Benson - Freshman Head Coach