Coach Campeau joined the Sage Hill faculty in 2012 after more than a decade of teaching at several schools in Florida, where he taught all levels of World History, United States History, Government, and Economics. He is a National Board Certified Teacher who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science Education from the University of Central Florida. Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Campeau was a professional baseball player and member of the Canadian National Team. He has coached baseball at the high school level since 1999. Head baseball coach for the Lightning since 2014, he led the team to two Academy League Championships and the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 Championship in 2016. He was honored as a Coach of the Year by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce in May 2016 as well as being named the 2016 CIF-SS D6 Head Baseball Coach of the Year.
Chris Gomez is an Assistant Coach for Sage Hill Lightning Varsity Baseball and works with the Lightning infielders. Coach Gomez grew up in Lakewood, CA, and played baseball at Lakewood High School. He originally went to college at Loyola Marymount University where he became a freshman All-American. He transferred to Long Beach State and played baseball there in 1992 and was selected for the All-America Team. Originally drafted out of high school by the California Angels in the 37th round of the amateur draft, he was again drafted, this time by the Detroit Tigers in the third round following his junior year at Long Beach State. His contract was purchased from the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens and he started in 23 games at shortstop and 17 at second base for the Detroit Tigers in 1993. After the season, Detroit Tigers news broadcasters elected him the Tigers' Rookie of the Year even though 1994 was his first full Major League Baseball season. Coach Gomez was also on the Topps All-Rookie team at shortstop. In 1998, Coach Gomez was the shortstop for the San Diego Padres and batted .364 in the World Series against the New York Yankees. During his 16 seasons in the major leagues, he played for eight teams: Detroit Tigers (1993-1996), San Diego Padres (1996-2001), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2001-2002), Minnesota Twins (2003), Toronto Blue Jays (2004), Baltimore Orioles (2005-2007), Cleveland Indians (2007), and the Pittsburgh Pirates (2008). Since retiring from baseball, Gomez has been coaching travel baseball teams, and 2015 was his first season coaching high school baseball. Coach Gomez resides in Newport Beach with his wife and three young boys.
Kyle Pheasant joined the Lightning baseball coaching staff in 2017, but he is no stranger to Sage Hill. He has been working at the school since 2011 as Facilities Engineer, making sure the school runs smoothly. He is involved in everything from deliveries to major construction projects, and serves on many committees. Kyle also teach a week long seminar named "How To Do Stuff" for Spring at Sage, where students learn several practical skills such as changing tires and how to survive in the wilderness. He loves our community and hopes his own children get the opportunity to attend Sage Hill School in the future.
Played for Bremerton High School where He made the Olympic League All-Star Team as a two-way player and pitched at Olympic College in Bremerton, WA. 94-96.
Baseball Coaching experience:
-2 years for Huntington Valley Little League
-6 years for Fountain Valley Pony Baseball.
Coach Pheasant currently sits on the Board of Directors at Fountain Valley Pony Baseball where he serves as Commissioner for over 50 teams in the Fountain Valley Youth Competitive League.
Growing up baseball played an integral part of his life. His father managed every baseball team he was on until He went to high school, teaching him the importance of hard work, dedication, teamwork, and setting goals in order to achieve success.