Director of Scouting and Player Development
Dan DiPace is an independent league veteran of over 16 years and served as a scout in affiliated baseball when he was an Associate Scout for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. As a player, DiPace signed as a shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1963.
He went on to win a league championship in the West Carolina League in 1964, and in 1965 was the first player selected in the first Minor League Draft by the Minnesota Twins. DiPace led the Midwest League in hitting with a .333 batting average, while also leading the league in hits and runs scored as a member of the Wisconsin Rapids. In 1966 he led the Carolina League in hitting (.330 average).
DiPace has a long history of coaching, beginning in 2000 as a first base and hitting coach for the Aberdeen Arsenal. IN 2002, he went on to become a first base and hitting coach for the Allentown Ambassadors in the Northern League, and the Long Beach Armada in 2005. Dan was a first base coach for the Orange County Flyers for the 2007 and 2008 seasons, helping to coach the Flyers to the 2008 Golden Baseball League Championship.
DiPace served as a coach, and was in charge of player procurement, for the Palm Springs Chill from 2008 to 2009 and was the bench and hitting coach for the Victoria Seals of the Golden Baseball league in 2010. DiPace was a part of the 2011 Palm Springs Power SCCBL Championship coaching staff under Harry Gurley.
DiPace served as the Pacifics manager for the first half of the 2014 season and has been their Director of Scouting and Player Development ever since.