|College:||Chico State, 1995|
|Position:||Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach|
McCormick enters his sixth season with the Tigers in 2014, and his fourth as pitching coach.
A mechanics guru, he helped Pacific
place two pitchers in the top of the leader boards in innings
pitched in 2011. In 2010, Tigers’ All-Big West relief pitcher
Hunter Carnevale was selected by the New York Mets in the MLB
Draft, and posted a 1.08 ERA for Class A Brooklyn in 2011.
Prior to joining the Tigers’ coaching staff, McCormick served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Sacramento State baseball program during the 2008 season. With the Hornets, McCormick was primarily responsible for coaching catchers and working with hitters, practice drills and general recruiting.
McCormick spent eight seasons over two stints as an assistant coach at Chico State, serving as the recruiting coordinator from 2005-07, the hitting coach in 2004 and a volunteer assistant from 1998 to 2001. One of the highlights of his time with Chico State was the 1999 team that went on to win a Division II national championship. During his eight seasons at Chico State, McCormick helped guide the Wildcats to five appearances in the Division II College World Series, including a second place finish in 2006.
During the 2002 and 2003 seasons, McCormick served as the Gavilan Community College head baseball coach and a physical education instructor. During his time with Gavilan, McCormick also served as Bay Area-Silicon Valley scout for the Atlanta Braves’ organization. In 2000 he was the hitting coach for the Mat-su Miners in the Alaska Baseball League which operates during the summer upon the conclusion of the NCAA season.
Mike earned a Master of Arts in education and physical education from Azusa Pacific in 1998 and a Bachelor of Arts in geography from Chico State in 1995 after transferring from Long Beach City College in 1993. During his undergrad career, McCormick played at first base and as a catcher from 1991-93 with Long Beach City and then finished out his career with Chico State.
McCormick and his wife Melissa currently reside in Elk Grove, Calif. Their son, Hank, was born in February of 2010.