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2017 Coaching Staff

Robin Guiver

Robin Guiver pitched for the Humboldt Crabs in 1998 and 1999. Guiver was used in relief and went 2-0 with a .98 ERA in 1998. In 1999, Guiver went 3-0 and posted a 1.21 ERA. Guiver was hired as an assistant coach in 2000. Guiver has coached alongside many Crabs alumni and notables such Reggie Christiansen, Eric Brown, Matt Pidgeon, Mike Jordt, Nick Giacone, Brad Morgan, Jeff Giacomini and Matt Nutter. Even after leaving the team in 2013 for family reasons, Guiver has remained with the organization throughout the years as a player recruiter. Guiver started recruiting for the Crabs back in 2003 and he’s been reaching out to colleges ever since. Guiver is currently coaching at San Lorenzo Valley High School in Santa Cruz where he lives with his wife and two children.

Eric Giacone #15
Pitching Coach

Eric Giacone is entering his 3rd season as Pitching Coach for the Crabs. In 2015, the pitching staff's ERA was 2.61 with 420 strike outs and in 2014, the Crabs pitching staff posted a 2.26 ERA and recorded 370 strikeouts. Giacone played collegiately at College of the Redwoods as a pitcher and outfielder, before transferring to play at Chico State University as a pitcher. Giacone played for the Crabs in 2004 and 2005, posting a 6-3 record during the two summers on the mound. In 2009 Eric was named head baseball coach at Eureka High School, guiding the Loggers to a 17-11 record in the 2014 Season. When he's not on the baseball diamond, he's probably out at the Samoa Drag Strip racing his 1966 Ford Ranchero. Giacone works for Eureka City Schools.

Brad Morgan #10
Assistant Coach

Morgan has a long history with the Crabs: he was a catcher for the team in 2007, 2009 and 2010 before working as an assistant coach during the 2011 and 2012 seasons under manager Matt Nutter.

Morgan has deep roots in Humboldt County. He graduated from Eureka High School in 2005 and played for the College of the Redwoods Corsairs in 2006 and 2007 before moving on to the University of New Mexico Highlands. He returned to CR in April 2015 as head coach after former coach Bob Brown became Associate Dean of Health, Physical Education and Athletics at the school. In addition to his coaching duties, Morgan also teaches each semester, including lecture classes in the kinesiology department.

Morgan also spent three summers as manager of the Humboldt Eagles; in 2015, he guided the prep elite team to its first appearance at the American Legion state tournament since 1984, which he calls his most important accomplishment as a baseball coach.

Ryan Dettman

Dettman graduated from Del Campo High School in the Sacramento area in 2008 and played for the American River College Beavers in 2010 and 2011, graduating with an AA degree.  He moved onto Oregon State University, playing for the Beavers in 2012 and 2013 and earning a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. While at American River, Ryan earned All-Nor Cal honors as an outfielder and was selected to the Big 8 All-Conference team. 

Dettman began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon. He then spent the summer of 2013 coaching the Corvallis Richey’s Market American Legion team, where he helped guide the team to a state tournament appearance. For the past three years, he has spent time coaching in the Chico area, where he helped out with the Chico Aces travel ball team at all age levels.

Dettman enters his first season with the Golden Eagles at Feather River College. His primary responsibilities are coaching the outfielders and hitters. He also will be involved with recruiting and the scouting of opponents throughout the season. Feather River has won 9 of the last 10 Golden Valley Conference championships and advanced to the Final Four in 2013.