Luis Lorenzana has been coaching High School and Club baseball for 15 years. A San Diego native, Luis was a High School standout that earned him a baseball scholarship to SDSU but after being drafted in the 3rd round of the 1996 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates he opted for professional baseball. In 2000, Luis was traded to his home town San Diego Padres and after reaching AAA an injury forced him into early retirement. As a professional, Luis was considered one of the most knowledgeable players with superb defensive skills which led several MLB teams to offer him coaching positions. Luis decided to retire from professional baseball and stayed home to coach amateur players. Over the last 8 years, Luis has coached for Eastlake High School and The San Diego SHOW Baseball Club. He is currently Director of Player Development for The SHOW where he oversees all baseball development and provides guidance to players and coaches ranging from 7U-18U. Luis is a cornerstone of a coaching staff that has won 5 National Championships and produced previous Perfect Game All-Americans such as Bryce Harper, Phillip Evans, Corey Oswalt, Trey Williams, Nick Romero, Clark Murphy. In 2012 he coached current SHOW Baseball Perfect Game All-American’s Stephen Gonsalves, Ian Clarkin, and Gosuke Katoh.
-96 graduate of Montgomery High School, played under legendary coach Manny Hermosillo
-96 3rd round pick (66 overall) by PITTSBURGH Pirates
-played 8 years in the minor leagues reaching the AAA level in the San Diego Padres Org
– officially retired in ‘05 after a year of rehab due to a fractured back.
-began his HS coaching career in 2005 at Eastlake High School under legendary coach Dave Gonzalez.
-also started coaching with the SHOW in ‘05
“Take pride in running quality workouts and maximizing each players ability, regardless of the talent level”
“Use the game of baseball to carry you thru HS, play as long as you can and see where this game can take you, because you just never know”