SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State baseball head coach Reggie Christiansen was named one of Baseball America's "Rising Stars," the organization shared Wednesday.
From Baseball America's Teddy Cahill: "Christiansen has quietly transformed Sacramento State into one of the most consistent programs on the West Coast. The Hornets are one of two programs in California to win at least 30 games in seven straight seasons. Christiansen guided them to their only two regionals appearances in program history and has the makings this spring of another contender."
Christiansen took over the program prior to the 2011 season. He is about to begin his ninth season at the helm in Sacramento State and has led the Hornets to the postseason in six straight seasons.
Sacramento State had posted seven consecutive losing seasons from 2004 through 2010. After finishing under .500 in his debut season as head coach, Christiansen has guided the Hornets to seven consecutive 30-win seasons, one of two California Div. I programs to do so.
Both of Sacramento State's two NCAA Regional appearances have come under his guidance and, since 2012, the Hornets' four appearances in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship game are two more than any other team in the conference.
They have also won two Tournament Championships in that time (2014, 2017) while no other team has won more than one.
Christiansen is the only head coach currently in the WAC with 100 wins, having posted a 113-85 conference record in eight seasons.
Since taking the helm in Sacramento, the Hornets have had 18 players drafted, including recent breakout star Rhys Hoskins, who was a fifth round pick in the 2014 June MLB Amateur Draft.
For more on Coach Christiansen, visit the Sacramento State baseball roster at HornetSports.com.
For the rest of the Baseball America article regarding coaches around the country, click here.