Favorite Baseball Movie: Moneyball
Favorite MLB Team: The Oakland A's
Favorite MLB Player: Cal Ripken Jr. (Coach Vargas adds that he "played the game the right way")
Coach Vargas was born in Los Angeles but moved back to Roseville when he was very young. He started playing Little League in Roseville when he was 9 years old. Coach Vargas played all levels of Little League and was on 2 championship reams along with winning a few Tournament of Champions championships as well. He played on his high school team as a 1st baseman and pitcher, catching occasionally as well. He played for Sierra College for a year.
Coach Vargas's coaching career started when his younger brother started Little League. He won numerous championships and coached several All-Star teams, including an 18u team that went all the way to the Regionals Finals. His high school coaching started at Roseville High School where he spent 3 years before moving to Granite Bay High School for 18 years. He currently coaches for Ponderosa High School. Coach Vargas's high school coaching career includes 5 SFL League championships and over 250 wins. He was a pitching coach for American River College for 3 years, but realized he preferred developing and teaching, so he went back to working with high school players. During that time he spent 4 years with a college and above summer travel team where he was selected as a coach for the NorCal All-Star game that was nationally televised. He has participated as a coach in numerous camps with former MLB players. Coach Vargas has had 13 players drafted by the MLB, 2 of which have played in the Majors.
Coach Vargas joined Hard 90 in 2020. He is currently coaching two of our Travel Ball teams and runs Lil 90's for 4-6 year olds. He also offers private pitching, hitting and catching lessons.