University of Northern Colorado Baseball Camps

Coaching Staff

 

PAT JOLLEY

ASSISTANT COACH | 1ST SEASON

Pat Jolley started at UNC in the summer of 2019 and came to Greeley from Centenary College of Louisiana, located in Shreveport, LA.  He will oversee the Bears offense and assist in recruiting.

Jolley returned to Centenary College in the spring of 2010.  Overseeing the offense, he helped produce two freshman Louisville Slugger All-Americans, two All-Summit League performers as well as future MLB pitcher, Seth Lugo, who was taken in the 31st Round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the New York Mets. Between 2011 through 2019, Jolley oversaw recruiting and offensive responsibilities, along with guiding the team’s catchers and infielders, serving as the teams Associate Head Coach.  During this time, the Gents produced four Southern Collegiate Conference Championships (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018), 1 NCAA West Regional, had 56 players named All-Conference, 16 West Region selections, 3 All-Americans, 3 SCAC Freshman of the Year, 2 SCAC Player of the Year, and 2 SCAC Pitcher of the Year award winners, as well as 2015 MLB Draftee, Taylor Henry.

He started coaching in 2004 at Bossier Parish Community College.  During this time, he saw more than 50 players move on to the Division I level. He helped coach or recruit 10 draft picks, two All-Americans, six All-Region, one Rawlings Big Stick Award winner, and had three academic All-Americans.  From 2008 to 2009, he served as an associate scout for the Pittsburg Pirates.  He has also served as head coach of various collegiate summer teams and has help run high school travel ball programs.

He finished his playing career at Louisiana State University-Shreveport.  He transferred to LSUS from Centenary College, wherein 2003 he was named First Team All-Independent as well as First Team All-Louisiana, picked by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.  He began his career at Lassen Community College, located in Susanville, California where he played for Hall of Fame coach, Glen Yonan.

Jolley graduated from LSU-Shreveport in 2005 with a degree in Social Studies Education.  He and his wife, Gabi have two children, Meagan and Kanyon.

 

SHANE OPITZ

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH | 1ST SEASON

Shane started at Northern Colorado in the summer of 2019 after having spent eight seasons playing in the minor leagues for the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays.

Originally from the Denver Metro Area, Shane ran a number of camps throughout Denver during the offseason.