Brad Fontes enters his second season as Buchanan's head coach.
Fontes has 15 years of head coaching experience, which included Central High School, where he coached from 2007-2013. Prior to Central, Fontes was the head coach at Reedley HS for one year (2006) and spent the previous six years as the head coach at Hoover HS (1999-2005).
An eighth round draft choice by the Texas Rangers in the 1986 MLB June Amateur draft, Fontes forewent his letter of intent to play at California out of McLane High School (Fresno, Calif.). Fontes played for four seasons, three for Texas Rangers and his final year with Minnesota Twins. He played two Rookie ball short seasons (Rangers) and three seasons in Single-A (Rangers-2/Twins-1).
Fontes resides in Clovis with his wife Karen and has one daughter, Kailey.
Joe Kemp enters his 15th season as an assistant coach at Buchanan High School.
Kemp has 30 years of coaching experience between Buchanan and Clovis High School, where he got his start in 1989.
Played four seasons of pro ball with the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners.
Jimmy Wilson enters eighth season on the Buchanan High School varsity baseball staff.
Wilson attended Gahr High School from 1972-1975 in Cerritos. In 1975 he was named Gahr HS Athlete of the Year and was league MVP in baseball and football. Wilson signed his National Letter of Intent to Washington State University to play both baseball and football. However, he instead opted to attend Cerritos JC to play baseball.
In January of 1977, Wilson was named the California JC Player of the Year and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round. Wilson played in the Red Sox organization from 1977-1983.
Currently, Wilson resides in Clovis and lives with his wife Johna. They have two children, Jil and Justin. Both are Buchanan graduates. Justin, class of 2005, is a Major League Baseball Player for the New York Mets and was the starting pitcher in Buchanan's first Valley Championship win in school history.
Dominic Topoozian is a first-year coach on the Buchanan High staff.
Topoozian is a Buchanan graduate where he was the TRAC Pitcher of The Year in 2011 along with being named to the Fresno Bee All-Valley First Team in 2011. In Buchanan's National Championship season, Topoozian posted an 11-0 record with a 1.02 ERA in 83 innings.
After high school, Dom played at Fresno City College from 2013-2014. After being named All-Conference and All-State in 2013, Topoozian finished his college career at Fresno State.
Topoozian has spent three years in pro ball playing for various Independent League teams.