Vince Maiocco became the Cougars Baseball head coach in 2005 prior to being an assistant from 2001 to 2004. In his time as the Cougars head coach he has been instrumental in attaining some significant accomplishments; most recently the Victory Custom Athletic Coach of the Year award in 2016 and most notably the first back-to-back-to-back winning seasons at Taft College since the 1985-87 seasons.
The Cougars enjoyed their first winning season in 2009 with a 24-19-1 record, the first winning season since 1994. In 2010 the team finished with a 22-14 record, in 2011 the Cougars had an identical 22-14 record. Then in 2015 the team had a 21-15 record. The Cougars finished both the 2011 and 2015 seasons ranked NorCal’s #17 best team.
Coach Maiocco had extensive head coaching experience before coming to Taft College as an assistant coach in 2001 for long time head coach and 2007 CCCBCA Hall of Fame Inductee, Tony Thompson. 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.
Maiocco has extensive high school coaching experience as well. He was the varsity coach at Delano High School in 2000, where he turned a struggling program into a "respected" East Yosemite League team. From 1984-1986 he coached at his high alma mater, Corning High School and during the 1987 season he coached at Orland High School.
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.