Hermiston School District Athletics and Activities Director Larry Usher announced Dave Padilla as the new Hermiston High School head baseball coach.
A former Bulldog baseball player himself, Padilla has previously been an assistant coach and will lead the team this year. He has also helped coach football and is a member of the softball coaching staff. Padilla has extensive coaching experience ranging from youth to high school, as he coached his children through athletics. He has coached sports from youth basketball to soccer to little league.
“The Hermiston School District is very excited to have Coach Padilla back in our baseball program,” said Usher. “We are looking forward to him building connections with our community and youth program.”
Padilla raised three daughters in Hermiston who were multi-sport athletes for the bulldogs. He will replace Kevin Moore as head coach.