Humboldt Crabs Coaching Staff

Manager Robin Guiver

Manager

Robin Guiver #27

Robin Guiver pitched for the Humboldt Crabs in 1998 and 1999 under then-manger Shorty Ames and coach Al Brisack. He was recruited by Crabs General Manager Ned Barsuglia. Guiver was used in relief and went 2-0 with a .98 ERA in 1998. In 1999, he went 3-0 and posted a 1.21 ERA. Guiver played his college ball at Washington State University. 

Guiver was hired as an assistant coach by the Crabs board of directors in 2000 and has been involved with the Humboldt Crabs organization ever since. Ned Barsuglia asked Guiver to help him with the recruiting of college players back in 2003 and he has continued in that role to present day.

Guiver has coached alongside many Crabs alumni and notables such as South Dakota and Sacramento State Head Coach Reggie Christiansen, Pepperdine Asst Coach Matt Wilson (Crabs 2007-2009) and long time Crabs manager Matt Nutter (Crabs 2006-2014). 

Guiver is currently coaching at San Lorenzo Valley High School in Santa Cruz where he lives with his wife and two children. 

Email: recruiting@humboldtcrabs.com

Pitching Coach Eric Giacone

Pitching Coach

Eric Giacone #15

Eric Giacone is entering his 7th season as Pitching Coach for the Crabs. In 2017, the pitching staff’s ERA was 2.62 and posted a 38-7 record.

Giacone is a 2002 graduate of Eureka High School where he played 2 years of Varsity Baseball. He played 4 years of summer baseball for the Eureka Falcons before moving on to College of the Redwoods where he was a 2-time first team all GVC Pitcher.  After Redwoods Coach Giacone went to Cal State Chico to play his Junior and Senior seasons. While at Chico he participated in the DII College World Series in Montgomery, AL his Junior season. 

Giacone played for the Crabs in 2004 and 2005, posting a 6-3 record during the two summers on the mound. His older brother Nick was also a Crab and was inducted into the Crabs Hall of Fame.

In 2009, Coach Giacone was named head baseball coach at Eureka High School, guiding the Loggers to a 17-11 record in the 2014 Season. He coached the team from 2009-2016 before moving on to become Eureka’s Assistant Athletic Director. He has coached many teams in the area including Sluggers Baseball, Eureka Falcons, Eureka Dukes and was named assistant coach of the Chico Nuts in Summer 2005 and 2006.

When he’s not on the baseball diamond, he’s probably out at the Samoa Drag Strip racing his 1966 Ford Ranchero.

Assistant Coach Brad Morgan

Assistant Coach

Brad Morgan #30

Morgan also has a long history with the Crabs organization. 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 then manager Matt Nutter. His brother Steve is also a former Crab and played for the now defunct Crabs farm team, the Humboldt Steelheads.

Morgan graduated from Eureka High School in 2005 and played for the College of the Redwoods (CR) Corsairs in 2006 and 2007 before moving on to the University of New Mexico Highlands. He returned to CR in April 2015 as the head baseball coach. 

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.

Morgan recently added a baby girl to the Crabs family.

Assistant Coach John Bryant

Assistant Coach

John Bryant #21

Bryant was an Assistant Baseball Coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. He was an Assistant at OCC for the past 3 seasons. Previous to being at OCC, Bryant was at Santa Ana College for 17 years. Both schools compete in the Prestigious Orange Empire Conference, which consistently is the most competitive Community College Baseball Conference in the state of California.

Bryant played his college ball at Fullerton (National Champions in 1984) and played for the Cincinnati Reds Double A team (1984-87). In addition to his coaching duties, Bryant is a special education teacher at Loara High School.

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