John Scolinos
Biographical details
Born(1918-03-28)March 28, 1918
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedNovember 7, 2009(2009-11-07) (aged 91)
Playing career
1937Osceola Indians
1938Corpus Christi Spudders
1939Palestine Pals
1939St. Joseph Angels
1939Topeka Owls
1941Riverside Reds
1941Anaheim Aces
1941Merced Bears
Position(s)First baseman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1962–1991Cal Poly Pomona
Head coaching record
Overall17–26–1 (football)
1,070–954–13 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
3 NCAA Division II (1976, 1980, 1983)

John Harry Scolinos (March 28, 1918 – November 7, 2009) was an American football and baseball coach. He was the head baseball coach at Pepperdine University from 1946 to 1960 and at California State Polytechnic University Pomona from 1962 to 1991, compiling career college baseball record of 1,070–954–13. Scolinos was also the head football coach at Pepperdine from 1955 to 1959, tallying a mark of 17–26–1.

Scolinos was born in Los Angeles. He died at age 91 in November 2009.

Coaching career

Scolinos totaled 1,198 victories. While coaching Cal Poly Pomona, he won NCAA Division II national championships in 1976, 1980 and 1983, along with six California Collegiate Athletic Association championships and was named Division II coach of the year three times.

He was inducted into the American Association of Collegiate Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1974.


Scolinos was the pitching coach for the 1984 U.S. Olympic Baseball team which finished second behind Japan, losing 6–3 in the final game.[1]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pepperdine Waves (NCAA College Division independent) (1955–1959)
1955 Pepperdine 5–5
1956 Pepperdine 6–3
1957 Pepperdine 3–6
1958 Pepperdine 1–7
1959 Pepperdine 2–5–1
Pepperdine: 17–26–1
Total: 17–26–1


  1. ^ "John Scolinos dies at 91; Cal Poly Pomona baseball coach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 18, 2013.