Stanford Baseball Camp Director
Coach David Esquer, the 2018 Pac-12 Coach of the Year, has almost 30 years experience as a camp instructor and Camp Director. Coach Esquer’s passion for baseball and teaching inspire him to run camps that are not only educational but fun. It is his philosophy that through repetition, hard work, and resilience that baseball players improve. It is his goal that the youth camps are both educational and enjoyable for the kids. Camp priorities include providing the campers with quality repetitions and exposing them to practice and drills that will help them improve and enjoy the game. The All-Star camps provide an opportunity for quality college instruction and exposure to many great academic institutions. Coach Esquer takes great pride that the All-Star Camp is not just a camp but a “baseball experience”. He takes great satisfaction hearing that this camp has been described many times as the best part of a camper’s summer!!
David Esquer '87 was named Stanford's Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Director of Baseball on June 16, 2017. Esquer is the 21st head coach in program history, succeeding Mark Marquess, who retired after 41 years at the helm of the Cardinal. Esquer played under Marquess on Stanford's 1987 national championship team, and served as an assistant on The Farm from 1991-96. He spent the last 18 years as the head coach at Cal, where he was the 2011 National Coach of the Year, and led the Bears to five NCAA Regionals and the 2011 College World Series.
A shortstop at Stanford from 1984-87, Esquer was a starter on the Cardinal's 1987 College World Series championship team. He earned all-tournament honors after hitting .350 with six RBI in Omaha. He also earned All-Pac-10 Southern Division honors as a senior, batting .318 with 41 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Esquer went on to play professional baseball for four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels and Milwaukee Brewers.
In three seasons, 1997-99, as the top assistant at Pepperdine, Esquer was the program's chief recruiting coordinator as well as hitting instructor, infield coach and handler of the third base coaching duties.
Esquer earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in sociology from Stanford in 1987. He and his wife, Lynn, have a daughter, Gabrielle, and son, Xavier.
Associate Stanford All Star Camp Director
DEAN STOTZ has been the Director of the Stanford Summer Baseball Camps for 41 years! The Stanford summer baseball camps are recognized nationwide as being the finest in the country! In October of 2013, Stotz announced his retirement from coaching, but remained in his role as the Director of the Stanford Baseball Camps. In Stotz’s 37 years at Stanford (11 years as Associate Head Coach) he gained national recognition as one of the top recruiters and talent evaluators in the country. He was named the first recipient of the ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year Award and was selected as the top recruiter in the nation by his coaching peers.
During Stotz tenure at Stanford he orchestrated the recruitment and development of 174 professional draft pick, including 25 first-round selections in his last 26 years of coaching. One of the more amazing facts is that of those 174 draft picks, 91 of them were not drafted out of high school. Under his tenure, Stanford had eight players sign for bonuses of 2 million dollars or more (Mark Appel 6.35 million, Joe Borchard, 5.3 million; Jeremy Guthrie, 4 million; Greg Reynolds, 3.25 million; Justin Wayne, 2.95 million; Jason Young 2.75 million; Jason Castro, 2.1 million; and Mike Gosling 2 million). During Stotz 37-year stint at Stanford, the Stanford Baseball Program produced an amazing 36 winning seasons! In the last fifteen years of his coaching career, players out of Stanford University signed professional baseball bonuses totaling over 53 million dollars, including an astounding 8.6 million dollars in the 2013 draft class
Associate Stanford Baseball Camp Director
Jack Marder enters his second season as an assistant coach at Stanford in 2018-19. Marder comes back to The Farm after serving as Stanford’s first base coach, catching coach, while also assisting with the hitters and defense. Marder is also in charge of scouting and setting the defense during Stanford’s games.
Jack runs all of Stanford’s “Night Clinics” in the Fall and Winter, and he will be in charge of running the field operations during Stanford’s Summer Baseball Camps.
Prior to Stanford, Marder coached at Keiser University, where he led the squad in recruiting operations as well as manning third base. Marder helped the Seahawks to the program's first NAIA World Series appearance, which included a conference championship and a school-record 43 wins.
Marder also served as a volunteer assistant at Purdue and as an assistant coach for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League in the summers of 2014 and 2015. His coaching career began as an undergraduate coach at Oregon in 2015 and 2016 while finishing his degree in political science.
Marder played for the University of Oregon as both a catcher and an infielder. The Calabasas, California native was drafted in the 16th round by the Seattle Mariners in 2011 as a draft-eligible sophomore. He spent four years in the Seattle organization and reached as high as Double-A.