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Anthony is a return speaker sharing a great message.  He's a wonderful mentor to players at Butte College.  His topic is "How to be your best self".

The 2021 ABCA National Coach of the Year returns for his nineteenth season as the head coach of the Butte College Roadrunners. In his first 18 years at the helm, his teams have compiled a record of 410-275-1. Under Coach Ferro’s eighteen years of leadership, the Roadrunner’s have accumulated fifteen 20+ win seasons and have played in the postseason eight out of the last ten years, most recently finishing the 2021 season 23-3, winning the GVC championship and ending the year ranked #2 in the state of California. Coach Ferro also spent the 2021 summer as the field manager of the prestigious Alaska Goldpanners collegiate team where he guided them to a 32-15 record.


Coach Ferro remains committed to his goal of having a complete program that produces not only quality baseball players, but quality people as well. Ferro believes that success in the classroom is mandatory for the players in this program and he is committed to helping his players move toward earning a college degree. This attitude is ingrained in his players as they have proved extremely successful in the classroom while being a part of a winning baseball program. Twenty-eight of the thirty-five players maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher last season with a team GPA of 3.33, and because of this commitment toward academics, the 2021 team was awarded the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. The entire sophomore class transferred to four-year schools with all of them receiving their AA degrees.


As a result of Ferro’s attitude toward excellence, nearly every sophomore has graduated and moved on to a Four-Year University, to not only continue education, but to continue their dreams of playing baseball at the next level. In Ferro’s eighteen years on the job, he has placed over 145 players at Four-Year institutions. Ferro has boasted fourteen Division-I players, including 2021 GVC pitcher of the year Bryce Armstrong, who is currently playing at University of Washington. 2021 West Coast player of the year Grady Morgan is attending Chico State University while 2018 West Coast Player of the year Connor Blair who attended University of Washington is currently in the Atlanta Braves Organization. In addition, fifty-seven players have gone on to play at the Division II level and forty-three who have gone on to play at NAIA Universities.


The 2021 season showed great individual success to go with the team’s overall success. Bryce Armstrong (All-America) was selected Golden Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year. Grady Morgan (All-America) was selected Golden Valley Conference MVP and West Coast Player of the Year. Logan Myers (All-America), John Barry, RJ Aranda, Isaac Schuck (All Norcal) and Andre Schweizer were selected to the First Team All-Golden Valley Conference. In addition, five players were selected 2nd Team All-Golden Valley Conference.


Before returning to the Butte program as Head Coach, Ferro spent parts of two seasons as an assistant coach and head recruiting coordinator under Lindsey Meggs at Chico State (currently the head coach at UW). Ferro was an intricate part of the Wildcats 2002 campaign where the team finished with an impressive 55-10 mark and was the National runners-up in the Division II College World Series. Prior to coaching at Chico State, Ferro was the head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal State Stanislaus from 2000-2001.Ferro also spent 16 years as an associate scout in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization.


A native of Woodland, California, Anthony received his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1997 from Cal State University, Chico, and a Master’s degree in teaching pedagogy in the year 2000. Anthony and his wife, Sarah, have two daughters: sixteen-year-old, Grace, and twelve-year- old, Audrey. The Ferro family resides in Chico, California.