Vince Maiocco became the Taft College head baseball coach in 2005 after being a Taft College assistant coach from 2001 to 2004. In 2018 he guided the Cougars to their first NorCal postseason playoff appearance since 1992, ending a 26-year playoff drought. With their 11-3 NorCal Wildcard Playoff win vs Los Medanos College, it marked the first Taft College baseball postseason victory in over 30 years. The Cougars finished last spring winning 10 of their last 12 regular games to get their deserved at-large playoff bid. The Cougars ended up losing their NorCal Regional matchup to the eventual 2018 California State Champions San Joaquin Delta College, even though both games were very competitive.
In 2009 the Cougars posted a 24-19-1 record, which marked the program’s first winning season since 1994. The 2010 and 2011 team’s both finished with a 22-14 record; this marked the first time the Cougars had 3-consectutive winning years since the mid 1980’s. Also in 2015 the Cougars posted a 21-15 record. The Cougars finished both the 2011 and 2015 seasons as NorCal’s #17 ranked team.
Coach Maiocco had extensive head coaching experience prior to coming to Taft College. He was the head coach at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California from 1992-1998. He served as an assistant coach from 1988-1992 to California Community College Hall of Fame coach, Dennis DeRoss at College of the Siskiyous. He also played for Coach DeRoss from 1982-1983. Coach Maiocco was the head coach for the Humboldt Crabs summer collegiate baseball club from 1993-1995 in Arcata, California.
Coach Maiocco also coached at the high school level as well, serving as the varsity coach at Delano High School in 2000. From 1994-1986 he coached at Corning High School and in 1987 he coached at Orland High School in Northern California.
Maiocco's wife Tami is a Physical Education Teacher, Girls Golf Coach and Boys Tennis Coach at Bakersfield High School. They have two daughters Mary and Laurynn.