LaComb meets at home plate before first pitch against Adams State University. (Photo courtesy of Paul Shepardson Photography)

Former MCC Athletes: Drew LaComb

Former Mesa Community College baseball player Drew LaComb leads Regis University in his fourth year as head coach.

Lacomb spent two seasons with the MCC baseball team, winning the 2014 NJCAA Division II National Championship in the process.

While at MCC, LaComb was recruited by Regis University in Colorado to play baseball. LaComb already had some familiarity with the conference that Regis played in, since his brother had played in the conference before. 

After playing at the university for two years, LaComb felt an itch to stay involved with the sport he loves, but as a coach.

After coaching as a volunteer assistant, the head coach of the program moved on from the university and LaComb stepped up to take his place as he now enters his fourth year at the helm.

In his time as the head coach, LaComb was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2022. During that season, the team finished second in the RMAC, which is their best finish since joining in 1997. 

In 2021, the team started red hot as they got off to their best start in program history, starting 10-0. 

In LaComb’s first year as head coach, his team went 8-10 in a shortened season due to COVID-19. In addition,LaComb had 11 athletes named to the RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll in his inaugural season as head coach of the program. 

LaComb credits part of his early success at Regis to being on the 2014 MCC National Championship team. 

“My experience at Mesa has made a huge impact on where I’m at in my coaching career. I think the biggest thing is being a part of a National Championship team at MCC, it’s given me insight on what it takes to be successful and to win,” said LaComb.

LaComb credits being a part of the MCC baseball program for the success and journey with the game he has taken after departing from MCC.

“The experience I had with the baseball program really set the trajectory for the rest of my life, ” said LaComb, “I think Skip (Cirelli) leaves an impact on all of us as people.”

Though his days as a Thunderbird are over, LaComb remembers his time at MCC as some of the best times of his life.

“Those were probably two of the best years of my life, just to play baseball in Arizona and  to be in a hotbed for college baseball. Just to be there again, I would love to relive the experience again and soak it all in again,” said LaComb.


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