SLO Blues hire Clay Cederquist as new manager

Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 21:40:07-04

The San Luis Obispo Blues are announcing that former Blues coach Clay Cederquist will be returning as the new head coach for the upcoming 2020 summer season. Cederquist’s local family ties include his father who has been a major league associate scout and his brother who coaches the California Expos - a rival of the Blues in the California Collegiate League.

After an outstanding athletic career and earning a master’s degree in Communication, Cederquist has also developed a strong resume of coaching and instruction at the college level. He joined the Blues in 2015, became Head Coach in 2016, and then left to coach with the San Jose State Spartans, where he helped guide them to one of their best seasons in recent history. He was earlier a coach at Sacramento State University, American River College in Sacramento and most recently assists with the baseball program at Dodge City Community College, where he is a member of their instructional faculty in Speech and Communications. While in Kansas, he extended his collegiate coaching experience through the summer as Head Coach of another collegiate baseball team similar to the Blues, the Dodge City A’s of the Jayhawk League.

General Manager Adam Stowe says, “It’s a pleasure to have Coach Cederquist back with us. He is already familiar with the inner workings of our organization, and he is the type of first-class individual, both on and off the field, that we desire at the helm. We have no doubts in his ability to recruit and lead a top-notch team.”

Coach Cederquist responds, “The San Luis Obispo Blues are recognized as providing one of the premiere summer collegiate baseball experiences for college baseball players. Adam Stowe, along with the Blues staff and Board, provides a first-class baseball and entertainment experience for the communities of the Central Coast. I look forward to being part of this first-class organization again.”

Cederquist is replacing Head Coach Dan “Skip” Marple, who along with his staff of former collegiate and professional players have guided the Blues for the past three years. Stowe says, “They have worked very hard to help our young collegiate players develop and to provide a premium collegiate baseball program for the enjoyment of our great fans. We really appreciated their dedication and skills. We were lucky to have them.”

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