Nate Devine returns to the Blue Devil dugout for his 11th season (9 as assistant coach and one as head coach) and the new head coach of the Blue Devils. During the 2012-13 academic year Head Coach Chris Pedretti was away on sabbatical and Nate was made the interim head coach. Nate compiled a 22-14 record and a birth in the Regional Playoffs. Nate more than five years experience as the pitching coach for the Blue Devils. Prior to coming back to Merced, Nate coached four years at University of LaVerne while working on his MBA. He coached outfielders, hitters and pitchers. The ULV pitching staff led the conference his last two years, and won conference titles both years.
Nate is a native of Sonora, CA, and a graduate of Sonora High School before coming to Merced College. Graduating from Merced in 1998 Nate continued his playing career and academics at the University of LaVerne. As a senior he was selected Team Most Inspirational Player. Nate received a B.S. degree in business administration from ULV. While coaching baseball, he is a full-time life-fitness instructor at MC. Nate currently lives in the Merced area.