Keith Beauregard completed his fifth season as an assistant coach for Santa Clara baseball in 2016-17. Beauregard works with the Bronco hitters and outfielders, and assists with recruiting efforts.
In his first four years with Bronco baseball, Beauregard has helped to bring in four consecutive Top 100-ranked recruiting classes (Perfect Game USA). Santa Clara is one of only two West Coast Conference programs to accomplish that feat during the last four seasons. During this time at Santa Clara, eight Broncos have moved on to sign professional contracts and 10 have earned All-West Coast Conference accolades.
Three Broncos earned All-WCC honors during the 2017 season. Junior Jake Brodt was named to the All-WCC First Team while sophomore John Cresto earned honorable mention recognition and Andre Nnebe earned All-Freshman Team accolades. Brodt ranked No. 23 in the country with 21 doubles on the year. That mark is tied for the sixth-best total in program history for a single season while Cresto hit 12 home runs.
In 2016, three Bronco position players took home All-Conference honors, while junior catcher Stevie Berman was selected in the 31st round by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Under Beauregard's instruction in 2015, Jose Vizcaino, Jr. took home his second straight First Team All-WCC honor and was named the College Sports Madness WCC Field Player of the Year. Vizcaino, Jr. became the second-highest MLB Draft selection from Santa Clara pick since 1997 when the San Francisco Giants selected him in the 7th round (No. 216 overall).
"Great programs are all about great people," said Santa Clara head coach Dan O'Brien on the day Beauregard's hiring was announced. "We are committed to surrounding our guys with outstanding human beings who are also great baseball coaches and we've certainly done that with the addition of Keith. Our players love coming to the yard and working with our staff every day and that's what it's all about."
Prior to Santa Clara, Beauregard was the recruiting coordinator, hitting and outfield coach at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. In his two years at Lowell, the team produced three professional players, including Major Leaguer Jack Leathersich, who was drafted in the 5th round (No. 162 overall) by the New York Mets in 2011. The 2011 River Hawks produced one of the best seasons in program history; they won 37 games and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Beauregard arrived in Lowell after a standout career with the Worcester Tornados of the Can-Am League. Under former Tornados manager and current Boston Red Sox AAA hitting coach Rich Gedman, Beauregard put up strong numbers with the club from 2005-07, including a career average of .288. His finest season came in 2007 as he hit .317, which ranked among the Top 15 in the league.
Beauregard was born in Leominster, Mass. and graduated from Leominster High School where he lettered in baseball and basketball. He played collegiately at Saint Anselm College where he set many program records that still stand today. Among his achievements, he owns the Saint Anselm mark for career hits (223), singles (148), doubles (46) and triples (15), while sitting in second for career RBIs (102).
Beauregard completed his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in May 2005. He and his wife Monica live in nearby Los Altos and are expecting their first child in July.