Thursday Dec 30, 2021

Dane Fujinaka- Head Baseball Coach, Hawaii Pacific University

Bio Dane comes to HPU from coaching in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system since 2019, and spent the last season as manager of the Blue Jays Dominican Summer League team.  He was an assistant coach at Illinois State in 2019 where he helped the Redbirds to a Missouri Valley co-championship and an NCAA Tournament berth before joining the Blue Jays. He also coached at Sacramento State, William Jessup and Menlo. As a player, the new Sharks skipper was an Academic All-WAC performer as a catcher at Sacramento State, where he started 135 of 152 games at catcher for the Hornets. He finished his collegiate playing career at Menlo where he started all 54 games and was second on the Oaks with a .280 batting average with four home runs, nine doubles and 22 RBIs.  Time Stamps 01:00- First 100 days on the job 12:00- Building the culture 18:00- Fall Training 32:00- Defensive Sets 40:00- Staffing and what he has learned lately 48:00- Resources Resources Talent Code- Daniel Coyle Culture Code- Daniel Coyle Top Dog- Po Bronson  How to win friends and influence people- Dale Carnegie Contact Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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