HEAD COACH - CAP POHLMAN
The 2012-2013 season will be Coach Pohlman's15th year as head coach of the Muskgon Community College Jayhawks. He owns a record of 441 & 278. His 2007-2008 Jayhawk squad won the school's first Conference Championship and the 2009-2010 squad broke 21 school records including a record 44 wins. He was born and raised in Saginaw Michigan. Pohlman threw 7 no hitters at Saginaw Douglas MacArthur High School. He then moved on to Central Michigan University; his career there was highlighted by defeating South Carolina on a no-hitter and in the Regional and defeating Big Ten Champion Iowa on a 3-hitter. He was drafted in the 9th round by the Milwaukee Brewers and spent two years in the minors before his career ended because of an arm injury. Coach Pohlman spent one season as a volunteer coach at CMU before becoming the head coach at Chesaning High School. His teams won seven conference championships. His best team was 32 & 7 and they set many state records. He left Chesaning to become the assistant baseball coach at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His primary responsibility there was working with the pitchers. Starting with an 8 man pitching staff Coach Pohlman built a pitching staff of 24 pitchers after 4 years. Four of his pitchers were drafted, including Scott Sauerbeck and Dave Swartzbaugh. In 2011 Garrett Bolt, who pitched for Pohlman at MCC, was drafted by the LA Dodgers.
Coach Pohlman spent 12 years at Fruitport High School before retiring. He spent 4 years as Varsity Baseball Coach. Three of those teams were conference champs. His high school record over 18 years was 351 wins and 145 losses. In 2002 Coach Pohlman was elected to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In 2009 he was selected to the CMU Hall of Fame as part of the 1971 National Runner-ups. His resume also includes coaching football, basketball and he was also an athletic director. He has spoken at many clinics and camps. He is supported by his wife of 38 years, Deb, a retired teacher. He has 2 children; his daughter Karli is a teacher at Muskegon Public Schools and she is married to Jason Baldus, who works at the Newaygo Intermediate School District. His son Carey is married to Cara and they are both teachers in Gastonia, North Carolina. He is also the proud grandpa of Karina and Jackson Baldus.
ASSISTANT COACH - GREG GUZMAN
Coach Guzman is starting his 9th year as an assistant coach with the Muskegon Community College Baseball Team. He was born and raised in Muskegon and he graduated from Oakridge High School in 1990. Coach Guzman attended Jordan College for 2 years before returning to Muskegon Community College for 2 years majoring in Business.
Coach Guzman's previous coaching experience includes 2 years as head coach for the 16U Channel Cats. He also spent a year as a volunteer assistant with the Oakridge High School Baseball Team. In addition he also was a volunteer assistant for 2 years with the MCC Women's Basketball team as well as coaching high school girl’s and boy’s basketball and AAU basketball. In his spare time Coach Guzman enjoys working as a pitching/hitting instructor and he also announces the women’s and men’s Jayhawk basketball games.
ASSISTANT COACH - KEITH WILLIAMS
Coach Williams is entering his 4th year as an assistant coach at Muskegon Community College. After graduating from Montrose High School, he attended Adrian College where he played baseball.
Coach Williams brings with him six years as the varsity baseball coach at Muskegon High School. In 2005, his coaching peers voted him as the Muskegon Chronicle's All-Area Coach of the Year. He also spent two summers as the hitting coach for the Muskegon Channelcats Connie Mack team. In addition, Coach Williams has worked summer baseball camps for the University of Michigan, Central Michigan and Notre Dame. He has also spent time in Puerto Rico coaching for Coast to Coast Athletics.
Coach Williams is currently a strength and conditioning teacher at Muskegon High School. He is married to Susan and they have two children; 13 year old daughter Kiley and 10 year son Tanner, who is the bat boy for the Jayhawks!