Solano Community College Athletics
Solano Community College Athletics


Name Position
Scott Stover Head Coach
John Harris Associate Head Coach
Bobby Campo Outfielders/1st Base Coach
Brian Houle Catching/Hitting Coach
Tyren Sillanpaa Pitching Coach
Coach Scott Stover

Scott Stover

Position: Head Coach
Experience: 13th Year

This is coach Stover's 13th season as the Falcon's Head Coach. Coach Stover has led the Falcons to five straight conference titles, from 2007-2011, and their seventh playoff appearance, since 2006. In that span the Falcons have won 225 games over the past nine seasons, which ranks them in the top 10 in Northern California in winning percentage during that span. The Falcons have also won 168 games in conference play over the past nine seasons, which ranks them number one in the Bay Valley Conference. They have only lost nine conference series since 2006, clinching five conference titles in the process. Coach Stover's 263 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 48 student-athletes from Coach Stover's first 9 seasons have completed their undergraduate work and have obtained 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 18 years. They have three children. Tyler (19) and twin daughters, Macey and Malia, (15) Tyler started 23 games, in 2014 at Kansas State University as a freshman.

Jon Harris, Associate Coach

Jon Harris

SCC Experience: 5th Year
Job Position: Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater UOP / B.A. & M.S.

Coach Harris returns to Solano for his second stint as assistant coach for Coach Stover, now as associate head coach. The first time he was pitching coach in 2004 and lead assistant/recruiting coordinator from 05-07. The Falcons improved from 14 wins his first year to 32 wins and back to back playoff appearances and a Bay Valley Conference championship his last season. Coach Harris helped pave the way for the current success the Falcons enjoy. Prior to Solano, Harris worked as the volunteer at the University of Northern Colorado in 2003. UNC won a North Central Conference title the one year he was there including a 15 game turnaround from the year before, the biggest turnaround in the NCAA in 2003. He joined the UNC staff after one season at Mendocino College in Ukiah. Harris's pitching staff in 2002 had the 10th lowest E.R.A in California. Before joining the Mendocino College staff, Harris worked at his alma mater Cordova high school in Rancho Cordova as an assistant coach. The past three years he has been a head coach for Mira Loma high school in Sacramento. The last two years his teams had a win total of 15 the highest two year win total for the Matadors in the last 15 years.

Jon played two years at Consumnes River College with Coach Stover as an assistant coach in 1996. He went on to finish his Bachelor's at the University of Phoenix in Business Management. This past summer he received his Master's of Education from the same school.

While coaching at Mira Loma he met his wife Mandy where she was coaching softball. They currently reside in Fairfield and Mandy is a teacher/assistant softball coach in Benicia.

Bobby Campo, Assistant Coach

Bobby Campo

SCC Experience: 9th Year
Job Position: Outfielders/1st Base Coach
Alma Mater St. Mary's College, S.F. State

Bobby Campo joins the Falcons on the field for the fifth 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. He 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 Brian Houle

Brian Houle

SCC Experience: 2nd Year
Job Position: Catching/Hitting Coach
Alma Mater: St. Mary's College

Coach Houle will be entering his second season as an Assistant Coach with the Falcons. Coach Houle's responsibilities will be to coach the catchers as well as assisting Coach Stover with the hitters, game management and strategy and recruiting. Coach Houle spent the previous four seasons as an Assistant Coach at Napa Valley College. Coach Houle was an Assistant Coach at Napa Valley College for a total of seven seasons. In 2003-2004, Coach Houle was an Assistant Coach at UC Davis. During his one year at UC Davis, the Aggies went 37-15-1 including a 32-7-1 mark in California Collegiate Athletic Association games. UC Davis won the league by seven games, but was unable to compete in post-season play due to their transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. Coach Houle spent the summer of 2004 as an Assistant Coach for the Danville Dans in Danville, IL. The Dans are summer collegiate team that has players from colleges and universities across the country including LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Baylor, Pepperdine, UC Irvine and Vanderbilt. Coach "B" has also served as an instructor at several camps including camps at Stanford University. Coach Houle has coached numerous players who have gone on to compete at the four year level as well as in Professional Baseball.

A native of San Mateo, Ca., Coach Houle attended Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo where he graduated in 1997. He lettered in both football and baseball for the Padres. After high school, Coach Houle spent one year at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. He lettered one year at UOP and earned Academic All-Big West honors in 1998. Coach Houle then transferred to the College of the San Mateo for the 1999 season. He was named All-Coast Conference catcher and a Community College All-American. For his efforts, Coach Houle accepted a scholarship to Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA. Coach Houle spent the 2000 season as a redshirt after undergoing elbow surgery. Transitioning from catcher to first base for his senior season, Coach "B" hit .325 with 9 home runs and led the Gaels with 46 RBI's. Coach Houle was named Honorable Mention All-West Coast Conference in 2002. Coach "B" was part of an infield at SMC that led the NCAA in double plays per game in 2002. He finished his SMC career with 106 total hits, 14 home runs, 25 doubles, 77 RBI's and 38 hit by pitches.

Brian resides in Napa with his wife Meagan and his two children, Madison (7) and Landon (3). He also works for the Solano County Sheriff's Office.

Coach Tyren Sillanpaa

Tyren Sillanpaa

SCC Experience: 1st Year
Job Position: Pitching Coach
Alma Mater: UOP / B.A.

Coach Sillanpaa returns to Solano College for his second stint as the Falcons Pitching Coach. He is also responsible for four-year placement of players and assists with recruiting and the Falcons strength & conditioning program. Here previously from 2005-2007 Coach Sillanpaa played a part in the programs resurgence, as a member of the staff that led the Falcons to their first post-season appearance in 2006. Two members of Sillanpaa's 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.

Coach Sillanpaa has also coached at the High School level with stops at Trinity Prep in Napa and Acalanes in Lafayette. Most recently Sillanpaa spent time 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 learned from Coach Stover and coaching third base. In his three years with NorCal Sillanpaa coached over 30 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 finish at the 2012 USA Baseball West Championships in Peoria, AZ. Coach Sillanpaa is a member of the ABCA, has worked camps nationwide as an Evaluator and Instructor with both Under Armour Top96 and Perfect Game 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 Cal-Hi Sports All-State team as a pitcher/third baseman following his junior year. Following 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. For his sophomore year Coach Sillanpaa transferred to Mendocino College where he was named to the Dean's List and was All-Bay Valley Conference Honorable Mention as a pitcher in the original 15 team league. After his year at Mendocino, Sillanpaa accepted a scholarship to pitch at CSU San Bernardino, where the Coyotes made the CCAA post-season tournament for the first time with Sillanpaa drawing the start in the conference championship game. As a collegian, Coach Sillanpaa played for the oldest continuously-operated collegiate summer team in the country, the Humboldt Crabs. He resides in Fairfield with his wife Laura and daughter, Emery Grace (1).ren resides in Fairfield with his wife Laura and daughter, Emery Grace (1).