- 2017 Regional Coach of the Year
- 2017 Big 8 Coach of the Year
- 2016 Pacific Region Coach of the Year
- 2016 CCCAA State Coach of the Year
- 2016 Big 8 Coach of the Year
- 2013 Pacific Region Coach of the Year
- 2013 Big 8 Coach of the Year
- 2005 CCCAA State Champions
- 2005 CCCAA State Coach of the Year
- 2005 Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
- 2004 Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
- 2001 Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
2005 & 2016 State Champions
2017 CA State Runner-up
Damon Neidlinger enters his 17th season at the helm of SRJC’s Baseball program, and it his 25th season coaching overall with the Bear Cubs. Coach Neidlinger has coached 25 junior college All Americans and numerous professional baseball players, including three big leaguers. More than 160 of his athletes have transferred to four year institutions, including 75 on Division I scholarships. Coach Neidlinger has been a part of five State Tournament Teams (1999, 2005, 2013, 2016, & 2017 2nd Place), guiding the 2005 & 2016 teams to a CA State Title.
The 2017 Bear Cubs compiled an overall record of 38-11 and 19-5 in conference to claim Big 8 Conference Championship. The Bear Cubs came up just short of back to back State Titles with their Runner-up finish at the CA State Championship. The Bear Cubs finished the year #2 in the State.
Neidlinger graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a degree in Physical Education and received his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University. Damon and his wife Mandi have three children, twenty-three year-old daughter, Amanda, twenty year-old son Derek, and fifteen year-old son, Brett. Damon enjoys spending his spare time with his family.