Solano Community College Athletics
Solano Community College Athletics

Coaches

Name Position
Scott Stover Head Coach
Bobby Campo Outfielders/1st Base Coach
Robert Rogers Catching/Hitting Coach
Tyren Sillanpaa Pitching Coach
Coach Scott Stover

Scott Stover

Position: Head Coach
Experience: 15th Year

This is coach Stover's 15th season as the Falcon's Head Coach. Coach Stover has led the Falcons to a Bay Valley Conference leading six conference titles, from 2007-2015. He has also guided the Falcons to 10 playoff rounds in the past 11 years. In that span the Falcons have won 265 games, which ranks them in the top 10 in Northern California in winning percentage during that span. The Falcons have also won 199 games in conference play over the past 11 seasons, which ranks them number one in the Bay Valley Conference. They have only lost thirteen conference series since 2006, clinching six conference titles in the process. Coach Stover reached the 300 win plateau, in a 21-6 romping of Yuba College. His 303 wins at Solano ranks him second in school history, behind Stan McWilliams who coached from 1956-1986. The Falcons have broken a number of school records during Coach Stover tenure, including wins (32), conference wins (24) and team batting average (.339).

Coach Stover and his staff take pride that over 85% of their student-athletes have gone on to a four-year school. In fact 62 student-athletes from Coach Stover's first 10 seasons have completed their undergraduate work and have obtained at least a B.A. or B.S. In addition, he has coached 3 conference players of the year and 4 conference pitchers of the year, as well as a number of All-Americans. He has also been awarded the conference coach of the year honor four times by his peers.

During his tenure Coach has also been a key element in the renovations of Yarbrough Stadium, the Falcon's home field. With some help from a bond and a lot of fundraising by the coaching staff and players, the Falcons have put together a great facility. With a brand new playing surface and seating area, along with a professional style clubhouse, the Falcons have one of the best facilities in the state. Coach Stover has experience as a player and coach at both the college and professional levels. In 2000 he got his first taste of Solano County when he was hired as the 3rd base coach and hitting instructor for the Solano Steelheads. This professional baseball club played in the Western Baseball League, which consisted of teams from Arizona, California, and Washington. In 2002 he was offered another position with the Solano

Steelheads. The Steelheads made him the youngest Manager in professional baseball that year, at the age of 30. Coach Stover managed the Steelheads to a first place tie at the end of the first half of the season. At the conclusion of the first half of the season coach Stover received the coaching job at Solano Community College.

Coach Stover played at Cosumnes River College in 1992 and 1993. He helped the Chiefs to two playoff appearances and one conference title. Coach Stover was all-conference both seasons, as well as academic all-conference his sophomore season. He also set the school record for most homeruns in a season. It was later broken in 2001. Coach Stover received a scholarship to the University of San Francisco, but later transferred to Chico State. After his college career concluded, he was signed by the Reno Chuckars of the Western Baseball League.

In addition to his teaching and coaching duties, Coach Stover has also served as the Assistant Athletic Director. Coach Stover has been married to his wife Michelle for 20 years. They have three children. Tyler (21) and twin daughters, Macey and Malia, (17) After earning All-State Honors as a Falcon in 2016, Tyler is on scholarship at the University of Louisiana, in Lafayette.

Bobby Campo, Assistant Coach

Bobby Campo

SCC Experience: 11th Year
Job Position: Outfielders/1st Base Coach
Alma Mater: St. Mary's College, S.F. State
Degree: Business (B.A. & M.S.)

Bobby Campo joins the Falcons on the field for the seventh straight season after having assisted Coach Stover in various off-field roles from 2007-2010. "Coach Bobby," as the players call him, has played, coached and participated in local sports activities in Vallejo and the greater Bay Area for more than 50 years. He played football, basketball and baseball at Vallejo High School and Vallejo Junior College prior to moving on to play football and baseball at San Francisco State University. At Vallejo JC he was selected as a National Junior College All- American in football in 1962 as a running back, and played on the West Team in the JUCO All-American Classic football game held at the University of New Mexico stadium in Albuquerque, NM. While playing football and baseball at S.F. State, his Gators won Far Western Conference championships in both sports.

In addition to school sports, Bobby has played and coached at various levels with non-school related baseball teams. He ran a successful American Legion baseball program in Vallejo for several years, twice taking teams to the California State playoffs, and during and after college he played and coached for various teams in the prestigious San Jose Winter League and S.F. Big-Rec Sunday League semi-pro programs, where the players came mainly from the local collegiate teams, professional minor leaguers home for the winter, and some ex-pro and college players. In addition to his playing and coaching experience, from 1980 to 1985, Bobby was an Associate Scout with the Milwaukee Brewers professional baseball organization. Bobby graduated from S.F. State in 1965 with a B.A. in Business, and has a Master's Degree in Business from Saint Mary's College in Moraga.

Bobby is married to his high-school sweetheart and cheerleader, Loana, and has two children and five grandkids. His daughter Robin is an Assistant District Attorney in Yolo County, while his son Rick is an Account Manager in Marketing and Sales with Diablo Valley Packaging, located here in Fairfield. His son Rick was an all-league and All-Northern California catcher who went on to play four years of baseball at California State University - Fullerton, twice going to the College World Series, and was a member of the Titans' NCAA National Championship Team in 1984.

Coach Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers

SCC Experience: 1st Year
Job Position: Catching/Asst. Pitching Coach
Undergrad Assist: 1st Year

Coach Rogers enters his first season as an assistant coach under Coach Stover. Robert graduated from Concord High School, in 2009, where he helped the Minutemen to their first North Coast Section Playoff appearance in 15 years. He earned a varsity letter at Concord for three seasons, including All-Bay Valley Athletic League Honors his senior season, as a catcher. After an off-season knee injury forced him into converting into a pitcher, Robert flourished at Solano as a reliever. In 2011 he was amongst the team leaders in strikeouts, and his wipeout slider was an equalizer throughout his career. He recorded the regional clinching win versus Canada College, sending the Falcons to their first #1 seed and a super-regional host.

Robby earned a scholarship to New Mexico State for his efforts, but his playing career was cut short when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, shortly after the 2011 season. After an extensive battle, Robby beat the illness and started resuming his goal of coaching. Coach Rogers began his coaching career at his alma mater, Concord High, where he worked with pitchers and catchers, and was the Head Junior Varsity Coach. In 2016 he was hired as the pitching coach for the Rally Factory Rock Hounds Collegiate Summer Baseball Club. After the field manager was hired to a full time position at Sacramento State University, Robby was promoted to manager of the Rock Hounds.

Coach Rogers was hired at Solano in August to work with the catchers and assist with the pitching staff. He is in the process of transferring to obtain his degree, so he can coach college baseball full time.

Coach Tyren Sillanpaa

Tyren Sillanpaa

SCC Experience: 5th Year
Job Position: Pitching Coach
Alma Mater: UOP
Major: Business

Associate Head Coach Tyren Sillanpaa enters his 5th season as a member of Scott Stover's staff. Sillanpaa will continue to direct the pitching staff as well as serving as the Falcons Strength & Conditioning Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.

Under Sillanpaa's direction the 2016 Falcon pitching staff produced the Bay Valley Conference saves leader in Jae Wagner who posted a 0.00 ERA in 16 Appearances. Wagner finished the year with more strikeouts than hits & walks combined and was named All-BVC Honorable Mention. Following his remarkable 2016 season Jae accepted a scholarship to perennial NCAA Division 2 power Chico State. RS Freshman Carson Haws who returns to lead the pitching staff in 2017 was named All-BVC 2nd Team after collecting 62 strikeouts and 28 walks in 57.1 innings pitched. Haws also posted a 2.51 ERA which was good for fourth in the conference and led the league in K/9ip for pitchers with over 50 innings.

In 2015, Sillanpaa's pitching staff led the Bay Valley Conference in ERA posting one of the lowest in school history at 3.47; more than a full run per game improvement over 2014. Sophomores Nathan Jenest and Adam Coats were named 1st Team All-BVC with Dylan Dumapay and Payton Tyler earning Honorable Mention. Coats was honored as CCCBCA All-State and Rawlings/ABCA Third Team All-American after finishing 4-2 with 5 saves, a 1.10 ERA and 10.2 K/9ip. Four of six sophomore pitchers were offered Division I scholarships following the 2015 season.

From 2005-2007 Sillanpaa played a part in the resurgence of the Solano College baseball program as a member of the staff that led the Falcons to their first post-season appearance in 2006. Two members of the pitching staff that year earned All-Conference honors with starter Bryan Hart and closer/outfielder Vic Ferrante both recognized. The 2007 campaign saw Falcon pitcher Alex Parrott named a Pre-Season All-American, with three pitchers earning All-Conference recognition including closer Erik Nyquist becoming All-State.

Sillanpaa spent a year as an undergrad assistant at CSU San Bernardino following his playing career there and has also coached at the High School level with stops at Acalanes (Lafayette) and Trinity Prep Academy (Napa). Tyren has extensive travel-baseball experience coaching elite high school players while with NorCal Baseball, nationally recognized as one of the country's top College Development Programs. During his time with NorCal Sillanpaa worked not only with pitchers but also outfielders in addition to implementing offensive strategies and coaching third base. In his three years with NorCal Sillanpaa coached over 35 players who went on to earn NCAA Division I scholarships, including two outfielders selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball amateur draft. He also led a team to a Silver Medal at the 2012 USA Baseball West Championships in Peoria, AZ. Tyren is a member of the ABCA, has instructed at camps nationwide with both Perfect Game and Top96 and was an Associate Scout for the Colorado Rockies.

Born and raised in Eureka, CA Tyren was a two time All-HDNL performer in both football and baseball and was named to the 1997 Cal-Hi Sports All-State baseball team. After high school Tyren attended Pomona-Pitzer College where he lettered in football and baseball helping lead the football team to a school record in wins at quarterback. His sophomore year Sillanpaa transferred to Mendocino College where he was named to the Dean's List and was All-BVC Honorable Mention as a pitcher in the original 15 team league. Sillanpaa then accepted a baseball scholarship to CSU San Bernardino. His Junior year the Coyotes made the CCAA post-season tournament for the first time with Sillanpaa starting the conference championship game. While in college Coach Sillanpaa played for the oldest continuously-operated collegiate summer team in the country, the Humboldt Crabs; his 1999 team had one of the most memorable seasons in Crabs history with a record of 45-3 including 22 shutouts and was recently inducted into the Humboldt Crabs Hall of Fame.

Tyren resides in Fairfield with his wife Laura, daughter Emery (2) and son Easton (9 months).