5 Dan Ricabal
5 Dan Ricabal
Previous College: Cal State Fullerton
Position: Pitching Coach
Dan Ricabal enters his third season as pitching coach for the UC Santa Barbara baseball program. A former All-American pitcher at Cal State Fullerton with six years of professional baseball experience, Ricabal's responsibilities also include recruiting and fundraising.

In his two years at Fullerton, Ricabal compiled an impressive 23-4 record under college baseball coaching legend Augie Garrido. Ricabal went 12-1 his senior season in 1994 including a 2-0 performance in the College World Series. He was a All-American selection his junior season, posting a 11-3 record. Prior to his success at Fullerton, Ricabal was a Junior College All-American at Cerritos College where he compiled a 10-1 record in 1992.

Signed by the Dodgers as a free agent in 1994, Ricabal went 5-1 with a 0.31 ERA and 12 saves in his first season at Yakima. Ricabal holds the Florida State League record for most appearances in a season with 75 games pitched for Vero Beach, in 1996. Ricabal made it to double a ball and ended his professional career with the San Francisco Giants organization in 1999.

Ricabal immediately began his coaching career in 2000 as the pitching coach for the college of the Canyons and served as an administrative assistant at his alma mater, Cal State Fullerton in 2001.

Ricabal grew up in Rosemead CA, and was a graduate of San Gabriel High School. He is single and resides in Montecito.