Coach Chalmers is in his third year in his second stint as the Head Coach of the Newport Harbor Sailors. It is his 7th year as the head coach and 11th year in the program.
Coach Chalmers hails from Laguna Beach High School where he was a three sport letterman in baseball, basketball and football. He has coached high school baseball for over 20 years. He first coached varsity baseball at Esperanza High School from 1992-1994, where he was part of the coaching staff for two CIF championship teams (football and baseball). A full time teaching job took him to Warren High School where he coached baseball from 1994-1997 (San Gabriel Valley League Champions). He then helped coach football at Newport Harbor for eight years (CIF champions in 1999) and became a Varsity Baseball assistant coach (2002-2005) He was the Newport Harbor Baseball Head Coach from 2006 to 2009 where the Sailors were able to beat several teams in the top ten in Orange County (La Quinta, Esperanza and Edison). The Sailors were Beach Pit Classic Champions in 2006 when they posted a 13-12 record that season. He has served the last four years as a varsity assistant strength-conditioning coach and hitting coach at CdM High School. More recently posted a 4-0 against CdM and earned a CIF playoff berth in 2014.
Coach Chalmers has a BA in Psychology from SDSU, a history degree from Cal State Fullerton and a Masters Degree in Education from Concordia University. He has been a world history teacher at Newport Harbor since 1997. His lovely wife Amy teaches and Lincoln Elementary and they have three beautiful children: Desiree 16, Dayne 15 and Ruby 10.
VARSITY COACHING STAFF
Coach Christensen is in his 8th year of coaching at the High School level. John began his coaching career at NHHS as Head Frosh Coach in 2000 and Head JV Coach in 2001, beating CDM both years. He Spent 5 Years at Costa Mesa High School reaching CIF Southern Playoffs 3 straight years (2008-2010). His 2009 team set the school record for wins in a season with 20 and won their first league championship in 31 years. He plans to do the same here at NHHS. John resides in Newport Beach with his beautiful wife Stacey and his three boys Noah, Troy, and Jack.
VARSITY PITCHING COACH
Coach Guitron is in his 2nd year at Newport Harbor. He was a stand out two sport athlete in high school (Downey High) and college (Whittier College). He was a 1st team all SCIAC selection in baseball while at Whittier College. He was also a Western Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete at Fresno State University 2000 and made the Academic Deans List at St. Martins University 1999. Guitron played 5 years of Professional Baseball in the Independent leagues throughout the US and Mexico. Whittier College Baseball Pitching Coach 2002-2003 and Paramount High School Baseball Varsity Pitching coach 2003-2005. Warren High School Varsity Head Baseball Coach 2005-2006. In addition, he has also coached at Downey High School as Junior Varsity Baseball Head Coach 2010-2012.. Most recently, Guitron was a part of the baseball staff at Costa Mesa High School where he was Varsity Pitching/Infield coach for the last 2 years. He is a single parent of Aj Guitron 10. Ariel holds private lessons for athletes across the southland and holds his single subject teaching credential in Physical Education and aspires to become a PE teacher in the Newport Mesa Unified school district.
JR VARSITY COACHING STAFF
JV HEAD COACH
Coach Mathes is a local Huntington Beach product played for Marina High School where he graduated in 1998. Ryan was a part of California 18u team who won the AAU in 1997 national championships . He played on two teams that medaled in the USA Junior Olympics. Coach Mathes played as a pitcher/ Catcher all four year of High School, but switched to outfielder/DH after High School. Beginning his college endeavor in San Luis Obispo for one season, Mathes played for the Cuesta College Cougars in the 2001 California Final Four State Championship. He then returned to Orange County his sophomore year & played at OCC, awarded team MVP with Batting Avg 387, 22 doubles & 13 Homeruns. An exceptional year in sports & academics at OCC earned a fully paid scholarship to California State University, Chico, He was a starting player on Chico State’s College World Series team in 2004 & was honored as “1st Team all Tournament” in the division 2 NCAA College World Series.
FRESHMAN COACHING STAFF