David Pinkham Kaiana Eldredge IV
David Eldredge has been a college coach.
Eldredge was taken by the Cincinnati Reds in the 27th round of the 1979 amateur draft as a high school catcher. The Reds picked David's son Ka'iana Eldredge in the draft 31 years later out of the same school. Eldredge opted for college and won All-Western Athletic Conference honors in 1983. He was pitching coach at Punahou High School from 1985-1989. From 1990-1995, he was head coach of Hawai'i Pacific University. He took them to the 1991 NAIA College World Series and developed Benny Agbayani, the first major leaguer from HPU.
From 1996-1998, he was an assistant coach of Loyola Marymount University. He was assistant coach of his alma mater, BYU, from 1999-2002. In 2005, he was named head coach of Southern Utah University; he led them to a school-record 31 wins in 2008. The Southern Utah baseball program was set to be cut after the 2012 season, when Eldredge and assistant coach Chase Hudson were fired midway through the season for reportedly failing to follow state policy while purchasing equipment.
In 2013-2014 he was a teacher at Dole Middle School. He was Associate Athletic Director at St. Francis School in Honolulu, HI in 2014 and "Athletic Associate" at Punahou School in 2015-present (as of 2019) .