St. Francis High School announced that Aaron Dorlarque has been named as the school’s new head baseball coach. In addition, Dorlarque will be joining the school’s faculty as a full time Mathematics instructor. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and earned his bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from Stanford University.
Dorlarque was the head baseball coach at the Dunn School in Los Olivos from 2002-15 before relocating to Southern California with his family. During his tenure at the Dunn School, his teams won six league championships and regularly advanced to the CIF playoffs. Several of his former players went on to play at the college level. In addition to his coaching and teaching duties at Dunn, he was also the school’s director of Development and served as the associate head of school.
He pitched for four years for the Stanford Cardinal, leading his team in saves in 1992 and wins in 1993. He also pitched in two summer collegiate programs in Alaska for the Anchorage Bucs and in Cape Cod for the Wareham Gatemen. Following his collegiate career, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and advanced as high as triple A before concluding his professional career with the Montreal Expos.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Aaron’s background,” said St. Francis’ Athletic Director Matt Luderer. “His character and integrity, along with his baseball experience, were exactly what we were seeking in a leader for our baseball program.”