Phone: (432) 264-5041


Head Coach Michael Lopez takes the helm for the Hawks for the 2019-2020 season after three years as assistant coach under previous head coach, Rob Martinez.

During his time at Howard College, Lopez worked primarily with the pitchers and served as the recruiting coordinator. While at Howard, he has had over 40 players sign with Division I schools, three players sign contracts with professional teams and three players selected as NJCAA All-Americans.

Lopez originally came to Howard College after a one-year stint with a brand new NAIA program, Marymount California University (MCU). During his one year at MCU, Lopez was named the associate head coach and helped with the day-to-day recruiting.

In the first year of the program Lopez helped the Mariners win their first CAL PAC Conference Championship and reach the 2016 West Grouping Championship. Lopez had three players selected to the 2016 All-California Pacific Conference Team, while also coaching the CAL PAC conference player of the year, and the CAL PAC Freshman of the year.

Prior to coaching at Marymount California University, Lopez was the volunteer assistant coach for two seasons at the University of Arizona under head coach Andy Lopez. Lopez assisted with the pitchers during practices and helped run the bullpen during games. Off the field, his job consisted of preparing scouting reports on opposing teams, directing Andy Lopez Baseball Camp, and assisting with recruiting.

Lopez’s collegiate career in baseball includes four years (2009-2012) at the University of Arizona. Lopez was named captain of the 2012 team which won the NCAA National Championship in Omaha, Nebraska.

Lopez graduated from The University of Arizona in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in family studies.

Coach Lopez can be reached at 432-264-5041 or