SMC Gaels
Saint Mary'es College Athletics


Lloyd Acosta
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: UC Davis
Graduating Year: 1996
Experience: 6 Years

Lloyd Acosta completed his fifth season on the Gaels' coaching staff in 2013. In addition to managing the Gaels' offense, he assists with the infield and serves as the recruiting coordinator. Acosta has implemented an exciting, high-tempo offense which has proven successful since his arrival.

In the 2008 season, the Gaels' team batting average rose 32 points and they scored 75 more runs than they did in 2007. The Gaels hit .321 as a team that season with Brian Hawkins and Kyle Jensen both hitting over .400. Over the past two years, the Saint Mary's offense has averaged over six runs per game.

Acosta came to Saint Mary's after a six-year stint as recruiting coordinator at UC-Davis. He was also responsible for running the Aggies' defense. Their team fielding percentage improved each season and in 2003 they led the nation with a .970 fielding percentage. In that same 2003 season, the Aggies advanced to the Division II College World Series where they finished in 3rd place. He was part of the Aggies' transition to Division I and his recruiting classes went on to help lead Davis to the NCAA Division I Regional in 2007. After the 2006 season one of his players, Danial Descalso, was drafted in the third round by the St. Louis Cardinals. He has advanced as high as AAA in the organization and this past summer he won a gold medal for Team USA. Danial's father, George, is a former Gael.

Acosta began his collegiate coaching career in 2001 as an assistant coach at Sierra College in 2001. While at Sierra, the Wolverines made the playoffs for the first time in 17 years. Prior to that, he coached at Rocklin High School. Acosta received his bachelor's degree from UC-Davis and his master's degree from Chapman University. He and his wife Karen reside in Rocklin with their four children: Brendon, Makayla, Caden, and Luke.