Jan. 22, 2009
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara baseball coach Bob Brontsema will join eight other collegiate baseball coaches from Southern California in the first-ever "NCAA Baseball Coaches Cook-Off" at the ESPN Zone in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24.
Brontsema will trade in his baseball cap for a chef's hat on Saturday, along with the coaches from Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, USC, and San Diego.
The group will compete in an "Iron Chef" style competition. They will each team with an ESPN Zone chef to prepare an entrée in a 20-minute period. Once complete, the entrée will be presented to a panel of judges which will grade based on presentation, creativity, and taste. The coaches will be competing for honors in all three categories, as well as "Top Chef" billing for the highest overall score.