Luke Wetmore enters his sixth season as the Occidental College head baseball coach in 2016-2017. The 2016 SCIAC Baseball Coach of the Year took over the program in 2011 after three seasons as an assistant coach with the Tigers.
Through five seasons with Wetmore at the helm the Tigers have posted a 143-96 overall record, an 101-64 record in SCIAC play and won their first conference championship since 1982.
During his time at Oxy, baseball players have earned 1 All-American award, 8 All-West Region awards, 1 SCIAC Athlete of the Year award, 1 SCIAC Pitcher of the Year award and 21 spots on All-SCIAC teams.
“We started talking about championship culture the day we took over the program. It has been great seeing our student-athletes eagerly rise to that challenge and work diligently to hold themselves and their teammates to the highest standard.”
Strength and Conditioning: Wetmore also serves as one of the athletic department's strength and conditioning coaches. He is CSCS certified and works with many of Oxy's 21 intercollegiate varsity sports.
Personal: Wetmore grew up in Santa Cruz, CA and was a multi-sport standout in football, baseball and wrestling at Santa Cruz High School. Later, Wetmore played baseball and football at the University of Redlands from 2004-08. During his tenure with the Bulldogs, Wetmore played on three SCIAC championship teams one as a baseball player and two as a football player.
Wetmore lives in Azusa, CA with his wife Courtney and his daughter Clare Jeannette.