|Born||April 13, 1965|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Pac-10 Coach of the Year: 2001
NCAA Coach of the Year: 2011
Esquer attended Palma High School in Salinas, California where he played basketball, football, and baseball. Esquer was team captain and MVP of the baseball team and was named his high school's athlete of the year. He attended Stanford University, where he was the shortstop on Stanford's 1987 College World Series national championship team and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
After graduating from Stanford with a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in sociology in 1987, Esquer played three seasons in the minor league organizations of the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, and Milwaukee Brewers.
In 1991, Esquer was hired by his college coach Mark Marquess as an assistant coach. In 1996, he was hired as an assistant coach of Pepperdine University's baseball team, handling recruiting, hitting instruction, infield coaching, and third base coach duties.
Following the 1999 season, Esquer was hired as head baseball coach at Cal. In 18 seasons with the Golden Bears, Esquer recorded a record of 525–467–2 (.529), and led the Bears to NCAA Regionals in 2001, 2008, 2010, and 2015, and was named Pacific-10 Conference coach of the year in 2001. In 2011, Esquer led the Bears back to their first College World Series appearance since 1992 and was named national baseball coach of the year by the National College Baseball Writers Association.
Head coaching record
|California Golden Bears (Pac-10/Pac-12) (2000–2017)|
|2011||California||38-23||13-13||6th||College World Series|
|Stanford Cardinal (Pac-12) (2018–present)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- "Welcome Home: David Esquer named Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Director of Baseball". Stanford Athletics. June 16, 2017.
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- "2013 Pacific-12 Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013.