Head Coach

Daniel Stange

Head Coach


For the last twenty-five years, baseball has been a way of life for me.  I’m extremely excited to continue my baseball journey as the new head baseball coach at the University of Saint Katherine. Played Collegiately at UC Riverside, while there I was fortunate to play under great coaches in Jack Smitheran, Doug Smith, Andrew Checketts, and Randy Betten. Drafted in the seventh round out of UC Riverside, I played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, LA Angels, and Washington Nationals. Additionally, I played over seas in Winter Ball leagues including Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Currently, I reside in San Marcos. I have been married to my beautiful wife and high school sweetheart, Amanda, for five years. We have two dogs Rex and Romeo.

Assistant Coach

Dom Johnson

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

Tom Branansky

Assistant Coach

Tom Brunansky Joins USK Baseball as hitting coach!

2016 marked his fourth season as Twins hitting coach after being named October 22, 2012…spent 2012 as hitting coach for Triple-A Rochester…spent 2011 as hitting coach for Double-A New Britain…joined the Twins organization as a coach for GCL Twins in July, 2010… coached high school baseball at Poway (CA) High School, 2005-10.

PLAYING CAREER: Played 14 seasons in the major leagues with California, Minnesota, St. Louis, Boston and Milwaukee…Angels Opening Day leftfielder in 1981…traded to Minnesota along with pitcher Mike Walters in exchange for pitcher Doug Corbett and infielder Rob Wilfong May 11, 1982…named rightfielder on Major League Baseball’s All-Rookie team in 1982…hit 32 home runs in 1984, marking the most for a Twin since Harmon Killebrew had 41 in 1970…named to American League All-Star team in 1985 and participated in the home run derby, hitting four home runs…was a member of the 1987 World Champion Minnesota Twins, hitting .412 with two home runs, four doubles, and nine RBI in the ALCS vs. Detroit…traded to St. Louis in exchange for infielder Tommy Herr on April 22, 1988…recorded 1,000th career hit, a two-run shot off Houston’s Bob Forsch May 30, 1989…hit 200th career home run off San Francisco’s Craig Lefferts July 19, 1989…traded to Boston in exchange for pitcher Lee Smith May 4, 1990…signed by Milwaukee in 1993…traded back to Boston in exchange for catcher Dave Valle June 16, 1994.

Assistant Coach

Kelcey Wirick

Assistant Coach

Kelcey Wirick was born in Grass Valley, CA and attended American River College in Sacramento, where he played his first two seasons. He then moved to San Diego and attended the University of Saint Katherine, where he finished his last two seasons. He is currently in his second year as the assistant baseball coach.