The 2018 season will mark the twelvth year Rick Wiens has been on the coaching staff at West Valley.
The Viking offense has been heavily impacted since Wiens’ arrival in the 2006-2007 season. Most notably, the 2008 WVC squad hit a staggering .328 on the season, with Ryan Tregoning hitting a league high .442. The 2008 Vikings also blasted 19 homeruns and stole 98 bases. Jason Codiroli was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 19th round after the 2008 season.
Coach Wiens, a San Jose native, attended Pioneer High School where he was an all-league outfielder in 1995. He began his college career at De Anza, where he was an All-State outfielder in 1997, hitting .435 with eight home runs and an amazing 29 stolen bases in 29 attempts.His playing career continued at Arizona State, a team that went to the College World Series in 1998. He transferred to the University of Nevada-Reno in 1999, where he helped lead the Wolfpack to the NCAA Regionals. He started his college coaching career at Cabrillo College in 2003 as the hitting instructor and 1st base coach.
Rick Wiens holds a Bachelor’s Degree from National University and resides in San Jose.