Nate Gregory enters his third year as an assistant coach with the Pirates in 2020. His primary responsibilities are coaching the pitchers and recruiting.
The 2019 pitching staff was one of the most dominant staffs in the state. Highlighted by Division 1 commits Blane Abeyta(UNR), Tanner Shears(Sac State) and Landon Curtis(UOP). The pirates ranked 10th in the state in strikeouts and 15th in ERA.
Under Coach Gregory's guidance, the 2018 Pirates Pitching Staff ranked 11th in the state in strikeouts with 338. Highlighted by FR LHP All Big 8 pitcher Kevin Duffy(86 K's), SO RHP Dylan Dudley(61 K's-Cal State East Bay) and FR RHP Blane Abeyta(5 saves-UNR commit).
Coach Gregory previously served in the US Army from 1992-1995 where he was the 101st Airborne Air Assault School Road March Champion in 1992 as a member of the C 2/320 FA. He then attended San Joaquin Delta College from 1995-1997 and was a member of the College of Idaho 1998 NAIA National Championship baseball team.
Nate was the pitching coach at Oakdale High School from 2004-2013 and the Head Baseball coach from 2014-2017. During his tenure at Oakdale, the Mustangs won 6 CIF Section Titles and developed 12 Division I pitchers (3 NCAA W.S. appearances, 1 NCAA National Champion), 3 NAIA pitchers ( 2 NAIA W.S. appearances) along with 3 Division II pitchers.
Coach Gregory completed his Master of Science degree in Sports Science with emphasis in Sports Psychology from the United States Sports Academy in 2013. He is married to Lisa and has 3 children, Josh, Macie and Halie.