Associate Head Coach
Jay Uhlman is in his eighth season as an assistant coach and second as associate head coach for George Horton at Oregon. The 21-year coaching veteran serves as the Ducks’ hitting and infield coach, while also focusing on recruiting and assisting Horton with the offense. In addition, Uhlman coaches third base, develops scouting reports, organizes practices and places Ducks’ players in summer leagues for summer ball.
In Uhlman’s seven seasons at Oregon, the Ducks have compiled a 275-155 record (.640), while advancing to the NCAA tournament in five of seven seasons, twice earning national seeds. The Ducks set school records for wins in three of Uhlman’s six 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.
While at Oregon, Uhlman has coached 18 All-Americans, 37 all-conference selections, 33 Pac-12 all-academic honorees, 11 Team USA players and two Rawlings Gold Glove winners.
After spending one season with the Ducks as a volunteer assistant coach in 2010, Uhlman spent one season as the recruiting coordinator at Kansas before returning to Oregon in the fall of 2011. In his first season back in Eugene, the Ducks earned a postseason national seed and got within one game of the College World Series in 2012. A year later, Oregon earned its second national seed hosting its second straight NCAA Regional Tournament.
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 his teams compiled a record of 61-22-2 (.729) and won the Southern California Regional and South Coast Conference Championship titles in 2001. Uhlman was named the South Coast Conference Coach of the Year following the 2001 season. Uhlman spent the 1999 season at LA Harbor as an assistant before becoming the head coach in 2000.
Throughout his 21-year career, Uhlman has been effective at developing players that have moved on to professional baseball. While at Oregon he has helped 39 former Ducks move on to professional baseball and has coached all four of Oregon’s players (Ryon Healy, Tyler Anderson, Scott McGough, Jimmie Sherfy) who have played in the Major Leagues since the sport returned from its hiatus in 2009. Overall in his 20 previous years of coaching, 95 former players have signed professional contracts and 18 have played at the Major League level. Of those 95 former players, 28 are still on active rosters.
An All-CIF performer at Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, Calif. Uhlman culminated his prep career by being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays. Uhlman moved on to LA Harbor College where he was a two-time all-conference and All-Southern California shortstop. He then finished his collegiate career playing at Nevada in 1995 and 1997. Uhlman was an honorable mention All-Big West Conference selection as a shortstop in 1997. The Wolf Pack led the NCAA in double plays and double plays per game during Uhlman’s senior season advancing to the Lubbock Regional before the NCAA tournament was expanded to 64 teams.
Uhlman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology at Nevada in 1998. He and his wife Emily have a daughter, Zoey, and two sons, Kai and Sawyer.