Coaching Staff

Josh Blunt - Head Coach

2011-present

bluntj@lanecc.edu, 541-463-5817

Josh Blunt enters his seventh season as the head coach at Lane Community College and has lead the Titans to the playoffs for 4 consecutive seasons with two of those appearances finishing 3rd place in the NWAC Championships. Lane has been ranked as the pre-season #1 team in the NWAC for 2 of the last 3 years and they have also hosted the Super Regionals two of the last three years.

In 2017 the Titans finished with a record of 28-21 and had two draft picks, Kyle Keith (22nd RD – Ranger’s) and Austin Crowson (26th RD – Yankee’s). On top of having the most draft picks in the NWAC for 2017 season the Titans had two former players offered pro contracts, (Trevor Casanova – 14th RD – Mariner’s) and Kyle Beam (Brewer’s).

 

In 2016 Coach Blunt led the Titans to a 2nd place finish in the NWAC Southern Region and finished with a record of 29-14. Since taking over the program, Coach Blunt has guided the Titans to a cumulative record of 158-109.

Coach Blunt comes to Lane from West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. While at West Valley, where he 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. He also fundraised 1.4 million dollars to build a state-of-the-art batting facility.

Prior to coaching at West Valley, Coach Blunt coached at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA as the associate head coach. He was in charge of infielders and catchers, running the offense, and coached 3rd base.

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 manage the pitching staff and 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 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

2015-present

The former Titan has returned to be an assistant for Coach Blunt at Lane Community College. Zack grew up in Eugene, OR and attended local Sheldon HS. He then played for Lane in the 2011 and 2012 seasons where he earned 1st team all-Southern Region pitcher both years. As a freshman he was an all-league closer and a starter as a sophomore. He continued his career as he signed to play at a DI school: Indiana University Purdue. After one year there he attended Western Oregon where he received his BS in Exercise Science. Zack is now in his third season as the Titan pitching coach and over that span the Titans have the 9th best ERA in the country at any level of collegiate baseball. Coach Kayser has been an assistant for the Medford Rogues and the Yorkton Cardinals for the past 3 summers. Zack is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Education at Northwest Christian College.

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Farrington- Assistant Coach

2017-present

 

Johnny Farrington joins the Titan coaching staff for the 2017-2018 season. Coach Farrington is originally from Roseburg and was a 4-year starter there while graduating in 2010. He then attended Biola University where he was a 4 year starting shortstop and won the gold glove in 2013. Johnny also played in the WCL for 2 years as part of the Bellingham Bells in Bellingham, WA. After completing his degree at Biola and obtaining a B.A. degree in psychology he went on and played semi-pro baseball for the Rockingham Rams in Australia. Coach Farrington is also the head coach for the Yorktown Cardinals this upcoming summer.