LCC Men’s Baseball Coaches
Scott Crampton, Head Coach
In 1993 Scott Crampton became the head coach for a Lamar Community College team that had experienced eighteen straight losing seasons. Winning now has become a tradition. With numerous Conference Championships and District playoffs under its belt, LCC has become one of the top 10 programs in the country. In 2002, the Runnin’ Lopes set a school record for wins with a 59-5 record and a third place finish at the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, CO. Coach Crampton has been selected Region IX Coach of the Year on numerous occasions.
From 1983–1986, Coach Crampton attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, playing first base. As a junior, he hit .412 and was third in the nation in triples. During his senior year he was an All-American Candidate and Co-Captain. After his playing days, Crampton stayed on through three head coaches as the NSMU hitting instructor from 1987-1993. In 1992 his Aggie hitters finished number one in the nation in Team Home Runs, Team Scoring, and Team Slugging Percentage, and second in Team Batting Average.
Crampton and his wife, Anne-Marie, reside in Lamar with their daughter, Kathryn, and son, Brent.
Michael Oberto, Pitching Coach
Michael Oberto has returned to LCC as the Runnin’ Lopes Pitching Coach after attending LCC from 2008-2010. As a starting pitcher, Michael had a 13-2 record during the 2010 season and still holds the record for most season wins. That same year, Michael compiled 91 innings pitched (third all time) and started 15 games (third all time). In 2010 the Runnin’ Lopes achieved a 48-12 record, including a Region IV Championship and were hosts for the Western Districts.
After graduating LCC, Michael attended the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). As both a starter and a reliever, he compiled over 90 innings pitched with a career 2.68 ERA. That ERA left him with the lowest career ERA record at UTA. Over a two-year span, Michael compiled 35 appearances with 11 games started. In his senior year, Michael finished with a 1.56 ERA while allowing 7 earned runs all season.
Michael is from Broomfield, CO and graduated from Legacy High School in 2008. At LHS, Michael was a three-year varsity starter in Baseball and a four-year varsity starter in Soccer as a Goalkeeper. Michael achieved All-State honors as a goalkeeper his senior year.
Ryan Serena, Assistant Coach
Ryan Serena is in his first year at LCC as an assistant coach after playing for the Runnin’ Lopes from 2006-2009. Ryan grew up in Parker, CO and graduated from Chaparral High School in 2006. At Chaparral he was an honorable mention All-State shortstop and helped lead the Wolverines to a 5A final four appearance. After redshirting his first year at LCC, Ryan served as a utility player for the Lopes for two seasons. After LCC, he attended Colorado Christian University, where he was a two-year starter at second base for the Cougars, earning NCCAA First Team All-Region honors his senior year. Ryan graduated from Colorado Christian in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science.
Ryan has spent the last two years coaching at the high school level as an assistant coach at Chaparral High School in Parker, CO as well as serving as a hitting/defensive instructor at Bardo’s Diamond Sports in Parker. Ryan works primarily with Runnin’ Lopes infielders, as well as assisting with hitters and recruiting.