Josh Blunt - Head Coach
Josh Blunt enters his sixth season as head coach at Lane Community College and, in 2017, Lane is once again ranked as the preseason #1 team in the NWAC which is the second time in 3 years. In 2016 LCC went 29-14 and Coach Blunt led the Titans to a 2nd place finish in the NWAC Southern Region. Lane finished 3rd in the NWAC in 2014. Since taking over at Lane, Coach Blunt has guided the Titans to 4 consecutive years of making the playoffs and compiling a cumulative record of 130-88.
Coach Blunt comes to Lane from West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. While at West Valley, Coach Blunt achieved a total record of 167-75 which was the 5th most wins for a community college in the entire State of California. In 2008, he led the Vikings to a state best record of 40-10 and the school’s first ever Final Four appearance.
Prior to coaching at West Valley, Coach Blunt had a brief stop at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where he was the associate head coach. He was in charge of infielders and catchers as well as coaching 3rd base and running the offense.
In 2003, Coach Blunt was an assistant coach at Sam Houston State, a Division I school in Huntsville, TX where he was in charge of catchers and hitters and assisted with recruiting.
From 1999-2002, Coach Blunt was an assistant coach at Florida powerhouse Okaloosa-Walton Junior College (now called Northwest Florida State) in Niceville, FL. His primary responsibilities were to handle the pitching staff and to manage recruiting. His 2001/2002 recruiting class had 14 players that went on to be drafted. During Coach Blunt’s three years at OWCC, the team won the conference and placed second.
Coach Blunt began his college coaching career in 1997 at North Florida Community College in Madison, FL where he was in charge of pitchers and catchers, as well as the recruiting coordinator. While at North Florida, the team achieved an overall record of 98-44. Coach Blunt’s successful recruiting efforts resulted in 20 Sentinel players receiving Division I scholarships.
Coach Blunt earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and completed his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at Valdosta State University.
Coach Blunt resides in Eugene, Oregon with his wife, Amanda, and their son, Trent.
Zack Kayser- Assistant Coach
Zack played for Lane CC in 2011 and 2012 and was an all-Southern Region pitcher for the TITANS both years as both a closer and as a starter. He continued his career as he signed to play at Indiana University Purdue. After one year there he attended Western Oregon where he received his BS in Exercise Science. Zack is now in his second season as the Titan pitching coach and first base coach. Doing the summer he is coaching in Yorkton, Canada for the collegiate summer team: YORKTON CARDINALS. He is also currently working on his Master’s degree in Education.