John Bonifacini joins the 2018 Folsom Lake College Baseball staff to work primarily with the pitchers as an assistant coach. "I am excited for the opportunity at FLC. It is an outstanding community college with excellent facilites and great people. I look forward to continuing the success of the program and competing for a state title"
Before joining the FLC staff, Bonifacini spent the last 4 seasons as the Associate Head Coach at Yuba College where he oversaw the pitching staff and recruiting. The 2015 season was his most memorable as Bonifacini helped Yuba earn a playoff birth and end the 24 year postseason drought. He also saw 9 pitchers earn All League honors during his time at Yuba, Prior to Yuba, Bonifacini was the pitching coach at La Sierra University (Riverside, CA) for 2 seasons where the pitchers saw improvements in team ERA, walk to strikeout ratio, and walks per game, total innings pitched, and fielding percentage.
As a player, Bonifacini attended Jesuit High School (Carmichael) before moving on to play at Sonoma State ('05, '07-'08) and College of Marin ('06). During his one season at Marin, Bonifacini helped the Mariners to their first BVC Title in 12 years. At Sonoma State he pitched on multiple #1 nationally ranked teams in '07 and '08. In 2008, Bonifacini helped the Seawolves go 52-15 (including a 23-game win streak) and reach the College World Series for the first time in school history. The Seawolves eventually finished 3rd in the nation. In 2010, Bonifacini signed a spring training contract with the Oakland County Cruisers (Frontier League) before spending the next 2 seasons bouncing around numerous Independent and International teams. During stints with Cologne Cardinals (German Bundesliga) and Carlsbad Bats (Pecos League), he also spent time as a player/coach.
Bonifacini earned his B.S. in Kinesiology from Sonoma State ('08) and his M.S. in Sport and Health Science ('15) from American Public University. He currently resides in Roseville with his wife, Tanya, and his son, Levi (1).