Alex Cherney is entering his twelfth year as the Head Baseball Coach at Scottsdale Community College. In his first ten years, the Artichokes have compiled a 330-250 record. The Artichokes have won the Region I Championship, the Southwest District Championship, and earned berths in the NJCAA II World Series in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2015. The 2007 squad finished third at the World Series, and the 2009 club earned a second place finish. As the head coach, more than 40 of his players have signed letters of intent with NCAA Division I schools. Seven of his ten teams have earned Academic All-America honors, and 19 individuals have earned Academic All-America awards. He has coached 21 All ACCAC conference players, and four players have earned Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. Five of his current players are playing professional baseball in minor league organizations. Cherney played his collegiate baseball at Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he was a three time All- Midwest conference selection while earning his Bachelor’s degree in history. Before becoming the head coach at SCC, he was an assistant coach at South Mountain Community College for three years. Cherney came to SCC in the fall of 2000 where he served under Ed Yeager as an assistant for five years before Yeager’s retirement from coaching. Alex holds a Master’s degree in Physical Education from Arizona State University. Alex and his wife Jacky live in Scottsdale.
Marty Maier enters his second year at Scottsdale Community College and will serve as the pitching coach. Coach Maier brings a wealth of knowledge and has a long track record of success at both the high school and junior college levels. From 2008 to 2014, he was the head baseball coach at Seton Catholic High School in Chandler, where he amassed 125 wins. Before moving to Seton, Coach Maier was the head baseball coach at Phoenix College from 1985-1993 where he won 250 games. He served as an assistant coach at Phoenix College in 19981, 1983 and 1984. Coach Maier played for two years at Phoenix College. He transferred from Phoenix to Grand Canyon University where he was a member of the 1980 team that won an NAIA national championship. He later served as an assistant at G.C.U. in 1982. Coach Maier and his wife Olivia have one son, Isaac. He resides in Scottsdale.