Gary Adcock


In 20 remarkable seasons, Gary Adcock turned CBU into a perennial conference champion while at the same time putting the Lancers on the national map.

Gary Adcock
  • Biography

    His career mark of 695-362-1 is the best in program history, and he has led the Lancers to eight conference championships (two WAC, three PacWest, three GSAC), two NCCAA World Series championships, an NAIA National Championship Opening Round title and five conference coach of the year (three GSAC and two PacWest) honors. He has posted sixteen 30-win seasons and seven 40-win seasons, and from 2004-08 and he guided the Lancers to five straight postseason berths for the first time in program history. He built on that feat, leading the team to nine-straight playoff berths from 2010 to 2018.  During his first season eligible for postseason in Division I, Adcock secured the first ever postseason berth to the WAC Tournament in 2023. In total, the team has made the postseason in 16 of 16 opportunities with Adcock at the helm. This includes four straight national tournament appearances, culminating in a National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) World Series title in 2012 and 2013. CBU Baseball kept the success going at the next level, qualifying for NCAA playoffs in the first five chances at winning a trophy.

    Under his tutelage, 24 Lancers have been drafted in the MLB Amateur Draft. He has coached 25 All-Americans, 20 national Scholar Athletes, 108 All-Conference honorees and 19 players have garnered Conference Pitcher or Player of the Year recognition. The Lancers have produced 20 All-WAC players over three seasons.

    Adcock pitched at UCLA (1992 and 1993), RCC (1991) and UC Santa Barbara (1990). He posted 28 career victories with three saves. He was a two-year starter at UCLA and was once the Pacific-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week. At RCC, he was an All-Southern California and all-conference selection. At UCSB, he was the team’s Rookie of the Year.

    Adcock graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a degree in sociology. He also earned a teaching credential in secondary social science from CBU in 1995 and a master’s degree in education from Azusa Pacific in 1996.

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