Head Coach: Shane Sieben
Coach Sieben will begin his 6th season at The Rock in 2020. A graduate of Manhattan High School, Shane Sieben was a member of the 1998 state championship team at MHS before attending Cloud County Community College to continue his playing career. After graduating from Cloud, Coach Sieben returned to Manhattan in 2001 attending Kansas State University and serving as a student assistant on Mike Clark’s Kansas State University baseball team. Sieben has coached at the high school level as an assistant at Manhattan High School under Don Hess, Rock Creek High School under Scott Harshbarger, and Junction City High School under Dave Martinez.
In five years as the head coach of the Mustangs, Coach Sieben has lead The Rock to a 100-15 record and been named the KABC 4A Division II Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2017. In 2015 the Mustangs won the school's first state championship as they defeated Concordia 2-0 and were crowned the 4A DII State Champions with a school record 22 wins and only 2 losses. In 2017 the Mustangs completed the schools first undefeated regular season before finishing 3rd at state with a final record of 21-1. In 2019 the Mustangs won their 6th straight Regional Championship defeating Riley County 9-5 and went on to take 2nd place in the 3A State Tournament. In Sieben's five years at the helm, the Mustangs have won three Mid East League and five Regional Championships.
Along with his KSU and high school experiences, Coach Sieben has also served as an assistant coach and later head coach with the Junction City Generals and Junction City Brigade (summer collegiate baseball) leading the Junction City Brigade to the 2014 Mid Plains League Championship. In 2006 and 2007 Sieben traveled internationally serving as an assistant on USAAI baseball teams traveling to Italy and Curacao.
Coach Sieben is in his 16th year as an educator as he currently teaches Junior High Physical Education at Rock Creek where he also serves as the Mustangs head coach in football. His wife Tori is a Special Education teacher at Rock Creek High School and the couple have a 12 year old son named Cooper.
Assistant Coach: Patrick Bramhall
Coach Bramhall will begin his 3rd year as assistant coach for the Rock Creek Baseball team this spring. Patrick Bramhall is a graduate of Centralia High School, where even though his school did not have a high school baseball team, he was able to earn a scholarship to Peru State College as a corner infielder/pitcher. While at Peru State, Bramhall was member of the baseball team that won the school’s first conference championship in 2012 and set a record for most consecutive wins with 13 in 2013.
After graduating from Peru State College with a Business Administration degree, Coach Bramhall accepted a job at Atchison County Community High School before moving to The Rock in 2016 as the High School Business Technology teacher and assistant baseball coach.
Bramhall is entering his 5th year as a Business Technology teacher and his 3rd year at Rock Creek. You may also see him at neighboring high schools officiating varsity basketball during the winter sports season.
Assistant Coach: Jared Ayres
Coach Ayres will begin his 4th year as an assistant coach for the Rock Creek baseball team this coming spring. Coach Ayres has been in charge of the pitching staff for the previous three years coaching 2016 1st Team All State pitcher Caleb Rogge and leading the Mustang pitching staff to a 21-1 record and team ERA of 1.985 in 2017. Coach Ayres pitching staff was responsible for 120 strikeouts in 2017 compared to only 37 walks. Coach Ayres is a graduate of Wamego High School where he was a 1st Team All NCKL pitcher in 2013 under head coach Jerry Johnson. Coach Ayres baseball talent earned him a scholarship to continue playing baseball at Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota as a pitcher.