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.
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 fourth-year coach on the Buchanan High staff.
Dominic is the youngest of 4 brothers with one sister.
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 continued on to play at Fresno City 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 the Minor Leagues playing for various teams: Sonoma Stompers, Sioux City Explorers, and Gateway Grizzlies.
Coach Topoozian's favorite Buchanan uniform is the White Vests.
His favorite memory as a Buchanan Coach has been the 2021 Valley Championship during his first full year coaching. The game was very special to him, being that it was 10 years after he won one in 2011, playing for the Buchanan Bears.