|Title:||Associate Head Coach|
Bret Lachemann joined the Hornet coaching staff in 2018, and begins his first as the Associate Head Coach of the Fullerton College baseball program.
Lachemann spent the last six seasons serving on the Cal Poly Pomona coaching staff as the pitching coach/recruiting coordinator for the Broncos where he helped them to an impressive record of 213-121 with four playoff appearances. 2016 season saw the Broncos earn a second consecutive trip to DII World series as West Region Champs. Led League in Pitching for 4th time in 6 seasons. 5 Lachemann recruits signed professional contracts including 4 pitchers. Between 2011 and 2016, CPP has featured 38 All-Conference honorees, six All-Americans and 15 players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. In the 2014 campaign, the Broncos went 32-17 for the highest winning percentage since 1983. Under the leadership of Lachemann, the CPP pitching staff maintained an earned run average of 3.41 - one of just five teams under the 3.50 mark. Under the leadership of Lachemann, the Broncos' pitchers maintained a earned run average of 3.26 through the 2011 season, a mark that ranked second in the conference. CPP advanced to the CCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005 and the NCAA Division II postseason for the first time since 1993. Lachemann also coached with the Broncos on the team’s pitching staff during the 2004 campaign.
While serving as the head coach at Del Oro High School from 2006 through 2010, Lachemann took on the dual role of teacher and coach. On the baseball field, Lachemann led the Golden Eagles In 2008, Del Oro played in just its second Sac-Joaquin Section championship game, falling to Ponderosa 3-2. He also led the team to the semi-finals in 2009.
After graduating as from Cal Poly Pomona, Lachemann went on to play three professional seasons in the Anaheim Angels’ organization and reached the single-A level in 1991 before an arm injury ended his playing career. Bret got his first college coaching gig at Fullerton College where he stayed from 1998 to 2002. As an assistant to Nick Fuscardo.
Wife Dina played College Volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona. They have two boys, Jake and Ryan.