- Years at CLU17
- Alma MaterCal Lutheran ('95)
Erik Scherer returns for his 17th season as a member of the Cal Lutheran coaching staff in 2016, serving as the Kingsmen pitching coach.
The 2015 Kingsmen pitching staff continued to excel, leading the SCIAC with a team ERA of 3.26 (26th nationally), on their way to a third straight regular season title. CLU allowed the fewest walks amongst SCIAC teams, and posted 6 shut-outs, including 2 in the SCIAC conference tournament. Junior closer Landry Kiyabu received all-SCIAC recognition, after earning 4 wins and 5 saves in relief.
The 2014 season saw a trio of Kingsmen pitchers again earn All-SCIAC honors. Closer Aaron Roth was a first team selection, and was then recognized as the NCAA Closer of the Year, as he finished his career as the co-leader nationally with 13 saves on the season. Starting pitchers Jake Peterson and Scott Peters were also honored, as the Kingsmen won their second consecutive conference championship.
In 2013 Scherer oversaw a record year for the CLU pitching staff as two-way player Jake Petersen was named the SCIAC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year and closer Aaron Roth was named the SCIAC Pitcher of the Year. Fellow starting pitchers Tyler Hebda and Scott Peters each earned selections to the All-SCIAC team. The Kingsmen led the SCIAC with a team ERA of 3.35, while Roth was two outs of away from setting a new Division III record when he went 46.2 straight innings without allowing an earned run.
Scherer guided a pair of seniors to the Second Team All-SCIAC in 2012 with Byron Minnich and Peter Ciaramitaro earning honors. CLU pitchers combined for a 3.53 ERA, third in the conference, and held opposing batters to a .257 average, second in the league. The staff recorded five shutouts, to tie for the SCIAC lead and recorded 220 strikeouts.
The 2011 season saw two of Scherer's pitchers, juniors John LaMoure and Byron Minnich receive All-SCIAC recognition as his staff led the SCIAC with a conference-low 3.37 ERA, 290 strikeouts, 12 saves, and finished only one shutout shy of finishing atop the SCIAC in that category for the second consecutive season.
In 2010 Cal Lutheran led the conference posting five shutouts and recording nine saves. Pitchers Robbie Selden and Ian Durham were selected as all-SCIAC selections.
A 1995 CLU graduate, Scherer was a member of the CLU baseball program from 1992 through 1995.
He holds a Master’s degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University and is a middle school teacher in Thousand Oaks.
Erik resides in Valencia with his wife, Nicole, and five children Skylar, Tanner, Cole, Tyler, and Camden.