ZACK PACE: FIELD MANAGER
Pace is entering his third year as the Stompers manager, following a successful career across several levels of independent baseball. Pace played five seasons for the San Rafael Pacifics and won three Pacific Association Championships with San Rafael, including the 2014 season in which he hit .321. The outfielder played 349 games for the Pacifics, collecting 336 hits and driving in 148 runs. He also stole 76 bases, drew 285 walks and averaged a .276 batting average over his four years. In his 11-year career, Pace had a career .268 average, hits 810 in 3019 at-bats. He stole 214 bases and finished with a lifetime on-base percentage of .402. Zack attended college at Sonoma State and most recently coached at his alma mater under head coach John Goelz in 2007 and from 2014 to 2019. Through 2019, Pace holds a 102-42 record as the Stompers skipper.
Year Team League Level G W L W-L%
2018 Sonoma PACA Ind 80 57 23 .713
2019 Sonoma PACA Ind 64 45 19 .703
144 102 42 .708
mike nunes: pitching coach
Mike Nunes is enterning his third year of coaching professional baseball. Nunes played at Sonoma State in 2004 and was a graduate assistant in 2005, when current Stompers manager Zack Pace joined the Seawolves. After finishing his time as a GA, he pitched in 26 games for the Mesa Miners of the Golden Baseball League, recording a 3.83 ERA. Mike spent 2006 and 2007 with the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association, including the 2006 seasons with Pace. In 2018, the Stompers had the second lowest ERA (4.65) in the Pacific Association. In 2019, the Stompers led the league in ERA (4.38)
casey gilroy: bench coach
2019 was Gilroy’s first season coaching professional baseball after coaching at Sonoma State University for nine seasons. Gilroy managed the Petaluma Leghorns American Legion team to their first 30-win season ever in 2018, and just one win short of a trip to the American Legion World Series. Played baseball at San Francisco State.