Jay Uhlman enters his sixth season as a member of the Oregon baseball coaching staff. His primary responsibilities include recruiting, coaching infielders and assisting with the offense. In addition, Uhlman coaches third base and develops scouting reports.
In Uhlman’s five seasons at Oregon, the Ducks have compiled a 216-104 record (.675), while advancing to the NCAA tournament in all five seasons. The Ducks have set school records for wins in three of Uhlman’s five seasons with 40 in 2010, 46 in 2012 and 48 in 2013. With a 44-win season in 2014, Oregon became one of just eight teams to win 40-plus games in each season from 2012 to 2014. The Ducks just missed the 40-win mark in 2015, but still reached the NCAA tournament after winning 14 of their last 18 games and nine of their final 10 to earn an at-large bid.
After one season with the Ducks as a volunteer assistant coach in 2010, Uhlman spent one year as an assistant at Kansas before returning to Oregon in 2012. Since 2010, the only season in which the Ducks missed out on the postseason was 2011 while Uhlman was with the Jayhawks. Upon his return, the Ducks got within one game of the College World Series in 2012.
While at Oregon, Uhlman has coached one All-American (Ryon Healy - 2013) and five first-team all-conference selections (J.J. Altobelli - 2013, Healy – 2013, Shaun Chase - 2014 and Mitchell Tolman - 2014 and 2015). Tolman was also named to the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team for his play at third base following the 2015 season.
Uhlman has also been effective in developing players who have moved on to professional baseball. He has coached 77 players who have been drafted, with 13 playing Major League Baseball. In his 16 years of coaching, 88 student-athletes have signed MLB contracts.
Prior to Oregon, Uhlman spent eight years (2002-09) as an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack. Uhlman worked with the hitters, infield defense and served as a recruiter for the program. Uhlman joined the Wolf Pack after spending two years as the head coach at Los Angeles Harbor College, where he compiled a record of 61-22-2 (.729) and won the Southern California Regional and South Coast Conference Championship titles in 2001. Uhlman spent the 1999 season at LA Harbor as an assistant before taking over in 2000.
A graduate of Redondo High School in Redondo Beach, Calif., Uhlman played shortstop for two seasons at LA Harbor College, earning all-league honors both seasons. He then finished his collegiate career playing at Nevada in 1995 and 1997. Uhlman earned Big West Conference honorable mention honors his senior year.
Uhlman received his Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology from Nevada in 1998. He is married to the former Emily Graff, a graduate of South Eugene High School. The couple has a daughter, Zoey, and two sons, Kai and Sawyer, and reside in Eugene.