Clayton Valley coach Ralston named at CSU-EB

Got a bit of baseball news for you today. Clayton Valley High coach Bob Ralston, who has led Clayton Valley in two separate stints and has engineered a tremendously successful program year in and year out, has been named the new head coach at Cal State East Bay.

Here’s what will be in tomorrow’s paper. In the next few days, I’ll try to add a little more. For now, here are some highlights from the press release.


Cal State East Bay has hired longtime Clayton Valley High coach Bob Ralston as its new head baseball coach, Pioneers athletic director Debby De Angelis announced Wednesday.

Ralston, who owns both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Cal State East Bay, takes over for Dirk Morrison, who retired after 18 seasons at the helm.

In three years as coach at St. Patrick-St. Vincent and 13 at Clayton Valley, Ralston compiled a 344-95 record as a high school coach. In two stints in charge of the Eagles, he earned East Bay Coach of the Year honors twice. He led Clayton Valley to seven league titles and two North Coast Section championships.

Ralston also has collegiate and professional coaching experience. He led Diablo Valley College to a 54-39 record from 2007-09, assisted at Cal from 1990-91 and also managed the Single-A Williamsport Cubs from 1997-99.

Ben Enos