team roster 2018

Varsity Head Coach

Coach Chalmers is in his sixth year in his second stint as the Head Coach of the Newport Harbor Sailors. It is his 10th year as the head coach and 14th year in the program.

Coach Chalmers has coached high school baseball for over 20 years. He first coached varsity baseball at Esperanza High School from 1992-1994, where he was part of the coaching staff for two CIF championship teams (football and baseball). A full time teaching job took him to Warren High School where he coached baseball from 1994-1997 (San Gabriel Valley League Champions). He then helped coached varsity football at Newport Harbor for eight years (CIF champions in 1999) and became a Varsity Baseball assistant coach (2002-2005). Coach Chalmers was the Newport Harbor Baseball Head Coach from 2006 to 2009.The Sailors were Beach Pit Classic Champions in 2006 when they posted a 13-12 record that season. He then served four years as a varsity assistant strength-conditioning coach and hitting coach at CdM High School. Chalmers was renamed Head Coach at Newport Harbor in 2014 the Sailors returned to the CIF playoffs in 2014.

Coach Chalmers has a BA in Psychology from SDSU, a history degree from Cal State Fullerton and a Masters Degree in Education from Concordia University. He has been a world history and geography teacher at Newport Harbor since 1997. His lovely wife Amy teaches 2nd grade at Lincoln Elementary and they have three children: Desiree 19, Dayne 18 and Ruby 13.

Varsity Assistant Coach - Hitting and Outfielders

Coach Christensen is in his 11th year of coaching at the High School level. John began his coaching career at NHHS as Head Frosh Coach in 2000 and Head JV Coach in 2001, beating CDM both years. He Spent 5 Years as an Assistant Varsity Coach at Costa Mesa High School reaching CIF Southern Playoffs 3 straight years (2008-2010). The 2009 team set the school record for wins in a season with 20 and won their first league championship in 31 years. He plans to do the same here at NHHS. John resides in Newport Beach with his beautiful wife Stacey and his three boys Noah, Troy, and Jack.

Varsity Assistant Coach - Infield

Varsity Assistant Coach - Pitching

Coach “G”was a stand out two sport athlete in high school (Downey High) and college (Whittier College). He was a 1st team all SCIAC selection in baseball while at Whittier College. He was also a Western Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete at Fresno State University 2000 and made the Academic Deans List at St. Martins University 1999. Guitron played 5 years of Professional Baseball in the Independent leagues throughout the US and Mexico. He was the Whittier College Baseball Pitching Coach 2002-2003 and Paramount High School Baseball Varsity Pitching coach 2003-2005. Warren High School Varsity Head Baseball Coach 2005-2006. In addition, he has also coached at Downey High School as Junior Varsity Baseball Head Coach 2010-2012.. More recently, Guitron was a part of the baseball staff at Costa Mesa High School where he was Varsity Pitching/Infield coach for 2 years (2013-2014). He is a single parent of AJ Guitron 13. Ariel holds private lessons for athletes across the southland and holds his single subject teaching credential in Physical Education. Coach “G” is engaged to be married in April to his lovely fiancé Ashley Kachelmeyer.

Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Pender was a Varsity coach last season. He is a 2014 graduate of Newport Harbor High School. He is a product of the Newport Harbor Baseball program where he played three years on varsity as a pitcher and outfielder. Senior year he was coached by both Coach Chalmers and Coach Christenson and made the CIF Division I playoffs. Following his passion to pursue a career in education and coaching, Coach Pender is excited to be back on the field and for the opportunity to give back to the program that taught him the importance of hard work, dedication and the value of being a team player. Go TARS!