Greg Bordes served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Arizona State University baseball program for two seasons from 2013-14.
Bordes was a three-year letterwinner for the Sun Devils, and was a member of two College World Series teams (2005, 2007) and two Pac-10 Championship squads (2007 and 2008). He also served as a team manager in 2011 and graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences with a focus on business and education. He signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks following the 2008 season and played two seasons in the minor leagues.
In 2014, Bordes tutored freshman catcher Brian Serven, helping him become just the third freshman in the past 20 years at ASU to start the majority of the season at catcher. Serven caught more runners stealing than any catcher since 2010. He also played an istrumental role in helping junior Nate Causey readjust to playing the position after offseason Tommy John Surgery forced him to play at first base most of the season.
In 2013, Bordes helped mentor All-Pac-12 catcher Max Rossiter, as well as freshman All-America catcher RJ Ybarra. Ybarra turned into one of the top young hitters in the conference under Bordes after he hit .313 as a freshman, which ranks among the top mark for a first-year player in school history, and knocked in a team-high 47 RBI in 2014.
Causey was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 19th round (563rd overall) of the 2014 Draft and Rossiter was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 15th round (449th overall) of the 2013 Draft.
The Sun Devils went a combined 70-46-1 in his two years on the coaching staff, including a third-place finish in the Pac-12 in 2014, and advanced to the NCAA postseason in both seasons. ASU led the conference in slugging percentage, hits and total bases with Bordes on the staff.
Bordes played in 72 games from 2005-08, including 44 in his junior season in 2008. He started 21 games that season and batted .304 with 21 RBI en route to being named to the All-Tempe Regional team. He started all three games at shortstop that series and collected five RBI and scored three runs.
Bordes appeared in 16 games, making one start, in 2007, and redshirted in 2006. He played in 12 games and made two starts as a freshman in 2005. He made a diving stop against Ohio State (3/6) that saved two runs and helped lead ASU to a 3-0 victory. He played summer baseball for the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League.
He is a 2004 graduate of Dobson High School in Mesa, Ariz., where he earned three varsity letters under head coaches Bob Hershey (2002) and Dave Tykoski (2003-04). He was a captain of his team junior and senior year and played summer baseball for the Swampdogs (2002-03) and the Reds (2004). He helped Dobson to the 2002 East Valley Regional title and was named honorable mention East Valley Region after hitting .330 with 25 walks as a sophomore. He hit .390 as a junior and was named first-team all-region and went .340 with three home runs and was 14-for-14 stealing bases as a senior. He wss was ranked as the No. 16 high school prospect in the state of Arizona by Perfect Game/Baseball America and earned the All-Around Senior Award for academics.
Baseball Bloodlines: His father, Charlie, played professionally with the Texas Rangers, reaching as high as the Triple-A level. Charlie also played in college at Southwestern Louisiana (currently Louisiana Lafayette) and was voted into the school’s athletic hall of fame in 1998 with former major league pitcher Ron Guidry. His grandfather, Bill Cutler, is a former president of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, while an uncle, Jack Heidemann, played six years of professional baseball with the Brewers and Indians. His brother, Brett, is a former Sun Devils pitcher who spent time in the Baltimore Orioles farm system. Brett holds the school record for most career appearances with 109.
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