William Loza is entering his first season as an assistant coach. He comes to Graceland after spending six years at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA. Loza first arrived as a player in August of 2010, before becoming a coach in August 2013.
While working as an assistant coach at Upper Iowa, Loza wore various hats. He spent time as the catcher' coach, outfield coach, infield coach, assistant hitting coach, and first base coach. His duties included, but were not limited to, baseball operations, assisting with field maintenance, facilitating advanced scouting, recruiting, assisting player placement for summer baseball, and assisting with the development of the strength and conditioning program.
For the summer of 2016, Loza worked as an assistant coach with the Kitsap Blue Jackets, who are part of the West Coast League. He primarily worked with hitting development, but also assisted in day-to-day baseball operations as well as advanced scouting of teams and defensive alignment.
Prior to working with the Kitsap Blue Jackets, Will served as the head coach for the Nisqually Silvers in summer 2015 – a member of the Puget Sound Collegiate League. He worked as the field manager, as the team won the summer league championship. The team also went undefeated in post season place, finishing with second best regular season record.
The summer before that, Loza was hired by the Thurston County Senators (PSCL Showcase Team) as a pitching coach. He was in charge of scouting and helping choose pitchers for a showcase team, as he helped facilitate the development of the organization's pitchers during the summer.
Loza is originally from Montebello, CA. In 2014, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. Currently, he is pursing a Masters in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University.
|1||AJ Salinas*||SR||UT||R/R||5-10||160||Kansas City, MO||North Central Missouri C.C.|
|2||Luis Ojeda||FR||INF||S/R||5-7||140||Caguas, Puerto Rico||PR Baseball Academy H.S.|
|3||Ediberto Rodriguez||SO||OF||L/R||5-6||145||Toa Alta, PR||PR Baseball Academy H.S.|
|5||Lance Hoch||FR||LHP||L/L||6-1||165||Milo, IA||Southeastern Warren H.S.|
|6||Gage Sanchez||FR||MI||L/R||5-10||145||Murrieta, CA||Murrieta Valley H.S.|
|7||Sebastian Guillen||JR||UT||R/R||5-10||180||Santa Maria, CA||Hartnell C.C.|
|9||Albert Ordonez||JR||LHP||L/L||5-11||200||Los Teques, VZ||Paine University|
|10||Alex Madera||JR||OF/RHP||R/R||6-2||195||Santo Domingo, DR||Southwestern Iowa C.C.|
|11||Parker Reynolds||JR||OF||R/R||6-0||205||Iowa Falls, IA||Iowa Falls-Alden H.S.|
|12||Logan Bima||SR||1B/OF||L/R||6-1||215||Princeton, IL||Upper Iowa University|
|13||Jacob Melendez||FR||C||R/R||6-0||170||Fontana, CA||Damain H.S.|
|14||Daniel Page||JR||LHP||L/L||5-10||215||Melbourne, AUS||Redlands C.C.|
|15||Grant Johnson||SO||UT||R/R||6-2||185||Overland Park, KS||Blue Valley H.S.|
|16||Jose Martinez||JR||RHP||R/R||5-11||215||Bogota, Colombia||Barranquilla H.S.|
|17||Colton Ranney||SO||OF||R/R||5-10||180||Lamoni, IA||Lamoni H.S.|
|18||Anthony Yniguez*||FR||OF||R/R||5-10||165||Fontona, CA||Etiwanda H.S.|
|19||Orangel Medina||SR||INF||R/R||5-6||170||Caracas, VZ||Ellsworth C.C.|
|20||Austin Crawford||FR||OF||R/R||6-0||225||Preston, MO||Hickory County R-1 H.S.|
|21||Chris Perez||SO||C||R/R||5-10||225||Palm Springs, FL||Southeastern C.C.|
|22||Taylor Hill||SO||2B||R/R||5-9||160||Zearing, IA||Colo-Nesco H.S.|
|23||Xavier Colon Marquez||SO||3B||R/R||6-2||215||Caguas, PR||Radians H.S.|
|24||Drew Carlson||JR||LHP||L/L||6-2||190||Tracy, IA||Southwestern Iowa C.C.|
|26||Jorge Michael||JR||LHP||L/L||6-1||175||Caracas, VZ||Marshalltown C.C.|
|27||Harrison Whittaker||SR||RHP||L/R||6-4||185||Grand Grove, CA||Irvine Valley C.C.|
|28||Michael Kavanaugh||FR||INF||R/R||5-8||215||Lee's Summit, MO||Lee's Summit West H.S.|
|29||Gustavo Niebla||SO||INF||R/R||5-7||165||Murrieta, CA||San Diego Mesa C.C.|
|30||Andrew Gray||SO||RHP||R/R||5-8||175||Los Fresnos, TX||Los Fresnos H.S.|
|31||Travis Lechman||JR||LHP||L/L||5-10||175||Greeley, CO||Iowa Lakes C.C.|
|32||Dakota Graham||SR||RHP||R/R||6-7||220||Odessa, MO||Longview C.C.|
|34||Corey Harrell||JR||1B||R/R||6-1||255||Knoxville, IA||Southeastern C.C.|
|35||Cody Gutierrez||SR||RHP||R/R||6-2||220||Fullerton, CA||Buena Park H.S.|
|40||Jerome Reimers||FR||OF||R/R||6-3||185||Mildura, AUS||Mildura Senior College|
|41||Omar Maldonado III||JR||RHP/C||R/R||6-4||230||Redondo Beach, CA||El Camino C.C.|
|44||Andrew Maxson||FR||C||R/R||6-0||210||Tolleson, AZ||West Covina H.S.|
|45||Axl Parra||JR||RHP||R/R||6-1||160||Carola, VZ||Ellsworth C.C.|