Redwoods baseball adds to coaching staff


File photo – CR baseball will have some additional assistant coaches this fall.

By Ray Hamill — With restricted practice scheduled to begin next week, College of the Redwoods baseball head coach Brad Morgan has added to his coaching staff for the upcoming year.

In addition to Brian Baretto, who returns to assist Morgan in the dugout, this fall sees two recent former standout players join the fold.

Kokko Figueiredo and Hokeem Sadon, each of whom played in the H-DNL before starring for the Corsairs, have both been added to the staff.

Figueiredo, a Fortuna High graduate who has also played for the Humboldt Crabs, will help out only through the fall, before returning for his senior season at Cal State Monterey Bay, having secured an extra year of eligibility in the wake of COVID-19.

Sadon, meanwhile, played at South Fork before joining the Corsairs.



Morgan will also have CR men’s soccer head coach Kyle Van Dyke helping out, as well as former CR assistant football coach Andy Aiello, who joins the team after the football program was suspended earlier this year due to budget cuts.

The Corsairs were recently given the all-clear to resume restricted practices, with facial coverings and social distancing required.

A large roster is expected to begin practice in separate sessions next week.

“Recruiting has gone pretty good,” Morgan said. “We’re right around the 40-man mark, which is a pretty good class, a pretty big class. I’m definitely looking forward to getting these guys out on the field and seeing what they can do.”

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