Solano Community College Athletics
Solano Community College Athletics

Coaches

Name Position
Scott Stover Head Coach
Bobby Campo Outfielders/1st Base Coach
Brian Houle Catching/Hitting Coach
Matt North Pitching Coach
Coach Scott Stover

Scott Stover

Position: Head Coach
Experience: Twelfth Year

This is coach Stover’s 12th season as the Falcon’s Head Coach. Coach Stover has led the Falcons to five straight conference titles, from 2007-2011, and their seventh playoff appearance, since 2006.  In that span the Falcons have won 214 games over the past eight seasons, which ranks them 6th in Northern California in winning percentage during that span.  The Falcons have also won 159 games in conference play over the past eight seasons, which ranks them number one in the Bay Valley Conference.  They have only lost six conference series since 2006, clinching five conference titles in the process.  Coach Stover’s 252 wins at Solano ranks him second in school history, behind Stan McWilliams who coached from 1956-1986.  The Falcons have broken a number of school records during Coach Stover's tenure, including wins (32), conference wins (24) and team batting average (.339).    

Coach Stover and his staff take pride that over 85% of their student-athletes have gone on to a four-year school.  In fact 36 student-athletes from Coach Stover’s first 8 seasons have completed their undergraduate work and have obtained a B.A. or B.S.  In addition, he has coached 3 conference players of the year and 4 conference pitchers of the year, as well as a number of All-Americans. He has also been awarded the conference coach of the year honor four times by his peers.

During his tenure Coach has also been a key element in the renovations of Yarbrough Stadium, the Falcon’s home field.  With some help from a bond and a lot of fundraising by the coaching staff and players, the Falcons have put together a great facility. With a brand new playing surface and seating area, along with a professional style clubhouse, the Falcons have one of the best facilities in the state.              
Coach Stover has experience as a player and coach at both the college and professional levels. In 2000 he got his first taste of Solano County when he was hired as the 3rd base coach and hitting instructor for the Solano Steelheads. This professional baseball club played in the Western Baseball League, which consisted of teams from Arizona, California, and Washington. In 2002 he was offered another position with the Solano Steelheads. The Steelheads made him the youngest Manager in professional baseball that year, at the age of 30.  Coach Stover managed the Steelheads to a first place tie at the end of the first half of the season.  At the conclusion of the first half of the season coach Stover received the coaching job at Solano Community College.

Coach Stover played at Cosumnes River College in 1992 and 1993.  He helped the Chiefs to two playoff appearances and one conference title.  Coach Stover was all-conference both seasons, as well as academic all-conference his sophomore season.  He also set the school record for most homeruns in a season.  It was later broken in 2001. Coach Stover received a scholarship to the University of San Francisco, but later transferred to Chico State.  After his college career concluded, he was signed by the Reno Chuckars of the Western Baseball League.

In addition to his teaching and coaching duties, Coach Stover has also served as the Assistant Athletic Director.  Coach Stover has been married to his wife Michelle for 17 years.  They have three children.  Their 18 year old son, Tyler, is on a baseball scholarship at Kansas State University, and they have twin daughters named Macey and Malia, 14. 

Bobby Campo, Assistant Coach

Bobby Campo

SCC Experience: 8th Year
Job Position: Outfielders/1st Base Coach
Alma Mater St. Mary's College, S.F. State

Bobby Campo joins the Falcons on the field for the fourth straight season after having assisted Coach Stover in various off-field roles from 2007-2010. "Coach Bobby," as the players call him, has played, coached and participated in local sports activities in Vallejo and the greater Bay Area for more than 50 years. He played football, basketball and baseball at Vallejo High School and Vallejo Junior College prior to moving on to play football and baseball at San Francisco State University. At Vallejo JC he was selected as a National Junior College All-American in football in 1962 as a running back, and played on the West Team in the JUCO All-American Classic football game held at the University of New Mexico stadium in Albuquerque, NM. While playing football and baseball at S.F. State, his Gators won Far Western Conference championships in both sports. In addition to school sports, Bobby has played and coached at various levels with non-school related baseball teams. He ran a successful American Legion baseball program in Vallejo for several years, twice taking teams to the California State playoffs, and during and after college he played and coached for various teams in the prestigious San Jose Winter League and S.F. Big-Rec Sunday League semi-pro programs, where the players came mainly from the local collegiate teams, professional minor leaguers home for the winter, and some ex-pro and college players. In addition to his playing and coaching experience, from 1980 to 1985, Bobby was an Associate Scout with the Milwaukee Brewers professional baseball organization. Bobby graduated from S.F. State in 1965 with a B.A. in Business, and has a Master's Degree in Business from Saint Mary's College in Moraga. He is married to his high-school sweetheart and cheerleader, Loana, and has two children and five grandkids. His daughter Robin is an Assistant District Attorney in Yolo County, while his son Rick is an Account Manager in Marketing and Sales with Diablo Valley Packaging, located here in Fairfield. His son Rick was an all-league and All-Northern California catcher who went on to play four years of baseball at California State University - Fullerton, twice going to the College World Series, and was a member of the Titans' NCAA National Championship Team in 1984.

Coach Brian Houle

Brian Houle

SCC Experience: 1st Year
Job Position: Catching/Hitting Coach
Alma Mater: St. Mary's College

Coach Houle will be entering his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Falcons. Coach Houle's responsibilities will be to coach the catchers as well as assisting Coach Stover with the hitters, game management and strategy and recruiting. Coach Houle spent the previous four seasons as an Assistant Coach at Napa Valley College. Coach Houle was an Assistant Coach at Napa Valley College for a total of seven seasons. In 2003-2004, Coach Houle was an Assistant Coach at UC Davis. During his one year at UC Davis, the Aggies went 37-15-1 including a 32-7-1 mark in California Collegiate Athletic Association games. UC Davis won the league by seven games, but was unable to compete in post-season play due to their transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. Coach Houle spent the summer of 2004 as an Assistant Coach for the Danville Dans in Danville, IL. The Dans are summer collegiate team that has players from colleges and universities across the country including LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Baylor, Pepperdine, UC Irvine and Vanderbilt. Coach "B" has also served as an instructor at several camps including camps at Stanford University. Coach Houle has coached numerous players who have gone on to compete at the four year level as well as in Professional Baseball.

A native of San Mateo, CA, Coach Houle attended Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo where he graduated in 1997. He lettered in both football and baseball for the Padres. After high school, Coach Houle spent one year at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. He lettered one year at UOP and earned Academic All-Big West honors in 1998. Coach Houle then transferred to the College of the San Mateo for the 1999 season. He was named All-Coast Conference catcher and a Community College All-American. For his efforts, Coach Houle accepted a scholarship to Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA. Coach Houle spent the 2000 season as a redshirt after undergoing elbow surgery. Transitioning from catcher to first base for his senior season, Coach "B" hit .325 with 9 home runs and led the Gaels with 46 RBI's. Coach Houle was named Honorable Mention All-West Coast Conference in 2002. Coach "B" was part of an infield at SMC that led the NCAA in double plays per game in 2002. He finished his SMC career with 106 total hits, 14 home runs, 25 doubles, 77 RBI's and 38 hit by pitches.

Brian resides in Napa with his wife Meagan and his two children, Madison (6) and Landon (2). He also works for the Solano County Sheriff's Office.

Coach Matt North

Matt North

SCC Experience: 1st Year
Job Position: Pitching Coach
Alma Mater: Still Attending

Coach North comes to Solano after a brief stop at Diablo Valley College in 2013. Matt grew up in Solano County, playing his first two years of high school at Will C. Wood, before transferring to Deer Valley High for his junior and senior seasons. In 2006, Coach North was a 9th round selection of the Major League Baseball draft. The St. Louis Cardinals made him the 286th pick in the draft. He played in the Cardinals organization from 2006-2010, before a career ending injury halted his professional playing days. He received Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week, in 2008 and played under the coaching of current St. Louis Cardinal's pitching Coach, Derek Lilliquist. Matt earned All-Bay Valley Athletic League honors at Deer Valley, while being selected as a Puma Pre-Season All-American. Matt brings a wealth of knowledge, having learned under his father Jay North. Jay was a former Major Leaguer and a scout for many years. Matt played baseball in Vacaville as a youth, like a good number of Solano Falcons. His experience in Solano and Contra Costa Counties will help with his connection to today's young athlete. His responsibilities will be working with the pitchers and recruiting. He is continuing his education, paid for by Major League Baseball.