Head Coach, Theo Cortes
Coach Cortes is going into his 17th year as the Century High School head baseball coach and 24th overall as part of the baseball program. He is a proud graduate of Century High School, class of 1992, Century's first graduating class. While attending Century, he played baseball and football and holds the honor of being the first Century H.S. athlete to be named All-league (Pacific Coast) in two different sports in 1990-91, his junior year.
While attending Century, he earned a 4.1 cummulative GPA. After graduating high school, he attended the University of San Diego where he was a member of the university's baseball team. He has a Bachelor's of Arts degree from USD, a history major with a minor in anthropology. Coach Cortes graduated with his B.A. degree in 1996 while also earning his single subject teaching credential in social science. He also has a Masters in Education from Cal State San Bernardino.
Coach Cortes has been married to his beautiful bride, Melissa, for the past 20 years. Melissa is the rock behind the scenes of the baseball program as she devotes her life to her family, allowing Coach Cortes to spend numerous hours outside of his family life in the development of our baseball players. Coach Cortes has one son, Noah, who is 16 years old and two daughters, Olivia and Faith, 14 and 10 years of age respectively.
Under the leadership of Coach Cortes and his wonderful coaching staff, Century High School baseball has established a winning tradition over the last years in Santa Ana and around Orange County. Century Baseball has qualified for the CIF Playoffs in 9 of the last 11 years, putting Century Baseball in a class by itself in comparison to many other demographically similar high schools. Century Baseball not only holds the highest winning percentage of any of the Santa Ana USD schools in the last ten years, but also in the last 4 years Century Baseball is in the top 10 winning percentage of all high school in Orange County. An astonishing fact when you consider that in most years Century Baseball has 3 or 4 players in their line-up that first started playing baseball as high school freshmen or sophmores. In 2019, Century Baseball went on to record the most wins ever by any high school in the city of Santa Ana, a total of 24 wins. Academically, the Century baseball team has averaged a minimum 3.1 GPA for the last decade. We are also very proud of having 99% graduation rate of all varsity players since the school first fielded a varsity team in 1991. Century Baseball has had a number of different players who have continued their playing careers at all levels of college, from Stanford University and the University of San Diego to our local junior colleges, and all levels in between. In 2020, Century Baseball will have two former players, Cristian and Nick Lopez, play Division I baseball at the University of Illinois, Chicago.