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Craig Sargent Named Head Varsity Baseball Coach

Archbishop Riordan is pleased to announce the hiring of Craig Sargent as its next Head Varsity Baseball Coach.

Craig Sargent, a proud product of the Bay Area, graduated from Carlmont High School in 2007. He then honed his baseball skills at the College of San Mateo before furthering his education at Arizona State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.

With a passion for coaching and mentoring, Sargent has dedicated the past several years to shaping the future of youth baseball in the greater Bay Area. His experience includes coaching at Millbrae Little League and working with players through his Sarge’s Heroes organization since 2021.

Sargent replaces former head coach Brian Ceinar, who led the program for the last two seasons.

“I am incredibly excited to usher in a new era of Riordan baseball, something that will make our alumni and community proud," Sargent said. "I hope to build something truly special here, where you'll see more purple and gold walking around with pride. Our program, from top to bottom, will be resilient, passionate, and respected. Together, we will strive for excellence and create lasting memories on and off the field.”

Sargent has family ties to Archbishop Riordan; his father, Bob Sargent, was a member of the graduating class of 1982.

"Our philosophy is to mentor, develop, and win," Sargent said. "We are committed to mentoring our athletes to become outstanding individuals, developing their skills and character both on and off the field, and striving to win with integrity and determination. This holistic approach ensures that our players are prepared for success in all aspects of life."

Archbishop Riordan Athletic Directors Jay’Sen and Bob Greene stated, “We are very excited about Coach Sargent joining our community and leading our baseball program. His enthusiasm and passion for working with student-athletes is something that we believe will positively impact our program and school.”

Archbishop Riordan Athletics

athletics@riordanhs.org

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The lessons learned on the fields and courts will impact our students for a lifetime.

It has been the long-standing tradition and philosophy of the Archbishop Riordan Athletic Department that participation in athletics is an integral part of the education process. Our program stresses sportsmanship, self-discipline, teamwork, commitment, and self confidence, as well as dealing with success and overcoming adversity. These lessons enrich a student’s academic life while providing a foundation of character and integrity.

Archbishop Riordan High School is a member of the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL), one of the most competitive leagues in the United States. Many of our student-athletes have gone on to play Division I athletics. 

2024-2025 Official Sports Start Dates Per CIF-CCS

FALL

August 9th Official Practice Start Date

**specific tryout dates and details will be communicated in May

  • Football (start date August 5th)

  • Boys' & Girls' Cross Country

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Girls' Golf

  • Girls' Tennis

  • Girls' Flag Football

  • Sailing

 

WINTER

November 4th Official Practice Start Date

  • Boys' & Girls' Basketball

  • Boys' & Girls' Soccer

  • Boys' and Girls' Wrestling

 

 

SPRING 

January 29 Official Practice Start Date

  • Baseball

  • Boys' Golf

  • Boys' Tennis

  • Lacrosse

  • Boys' & Girls' Track & Field

  • Boys' Volleyball

  • Boys' and Girls' Swimming & Diving

 

 

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Meet Our Head Coaches

Our athletes' success—on and off the courts, mats, and field—is a byproduct of the tireless work of our teams and coaches, along with immense support of families, faculty and staff. Riordan coaches are first and foremost role models for our young men and women. Secondly, they inspire a life-long love of the game and healthy competition.

Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens

Class of 2008
Titles: Resident Advisor, Library Assistant, Head Boys Tennis Coach
Brooks Thoroughgood

Brooks Thoroughgood

Titles: Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Will Watkins

Will Watkins

Class of 1999
Titles: Head Girls Basketball Coach
Benny Willers

Benny Willers

Class of 2008
Titles: Student Activities Director, Head Cross Country Coach, Head Track & Field Coach
Raymond Wong

Raymond Wong

Titles: Head Girls Tennis Coach
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