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January 20, 2013 | By Michael Casagrande
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami lost one of its legends Sunday. Ron Fraser, Hurricanes baseball coach from 1963-92, passed away, his family announced. He was 79. Fraser won College World Series titles in 1982 and '85 and 1,271 games. The school announced in October it was establishing the Ron Fraser Wizard Fund and would build a bronze statue in his honor. In 2006, Fraser was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Before coming to Miami, Fraser played two seasons at Florida State.
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April 3, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Every once in a while, amid the emotional ups and downs of high school sports competition, there needs to be a reminder of what's truly important, and nothing offers a more powerful perspective than listening to a father's anguish about his son. "The toughest thing is, I'm completely helpless," Mission Hills Alemany baseball Coach Randy Thompson said in describing the challenge of trying to help his 12-year-old son, Tyler, make it through 15...
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July 8, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
Dan Hubbs will remain as USC's baseball coach. The Trojans took a $1-million-plus run at coaxing over UCLA Coach John Savage, but when that advance was spurned, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden decided to stay with Hubbs. Haden said Monday that USC was working on "a long-term contract" with Hubbs, who was promoted from associate head coach to the top spot when Frank Cruz was fired only weeks before the start of last season. Hubbs was not immediately available for comment. Haden acknowledged that Hubbs was "unproven" as a head coach, but expressed confidence that he had "a good future ahead of him. " Recruiting is key for USC, a high-cost private school with only 11.7 scholarships to split among 30 or so players.
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March 14, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Ask Raul Ibanez why he's still able to play major league baseball effectively at an age when so many peers are retired or into coaching, and the Angels' new designated hitter responds with a question: Why not? "I have a 22-year database of pitchers, 22 years of professional experience swinging the bat," Ibanez, 41, said. "I've trained with world-class strength guys, used some of the world's best sports psychologists and physical therapists, and I still have the will and the determination.
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June 21, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Greg Moore has been hired as baseball coach at Cal State Northridge, Athletic Director Brandon Martin announced. Moore was associate head coach at the University of San Francisco the last three seasons. “I want to bring a passion to improve every day, on and off the field,” Moore said in a statement. “I want to make the San Fernando Valley proud of its baseball team.” Moore replaces Matt Curtis, whose contract was not renewed. Curtis was 77-89 in three seasons, including 31-26 this season.
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February 13, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC fired baseball coach Frank Cruz for knowingly violating NCAA rules that limit the number of hours athletes can spend in activities directed or supervised by the coaching staff, Athletic Director Pat Haden said. Dan Hubbs, in his second season as the Trojans' associate head coach and pitching coach, was named head coach for a team that opens its season Friday against Cal State Fullerton. USC, which is on NCAA probation for violations related to former football player Reggie Bush and former basketball player O.J. Mayo, also announced that it had self-imposed a reduction in the number of baseball practice hours for this season and next year.
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March 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Phil Munroe, who was the first baseball coach at San Fernando Valley State, which later became Cal State Northridge, died on Saturday in Denver, according to his son, Dave. He was 91. Munroe was the baseball coach from 1959 to 1961. He was the tennis coach at Northridge from 1973 to 1980 and also served as an assistant athletic director. He spent 30 years in the physical education department. He is survived by three children, seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. ALSO: Girls' soccer: Saturday's Southern Section playoff scores Boys' basketball: A 42-point performance by Marcus LoVett Jr. Girls' basketball: Saturday's Southern Section playoff scores and updated schedule eric.sondheimer@latimes.com
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June 13, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Orange County authorities are seeking any additional alleged victims of a longtime baseball coach accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to two teenage boys. The district attorney's office said Edwin Alan Wikstrom, 53, of Anaheim was to be arraigned Thursday on two felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor. He was being held in Orange County Central Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Wikstrom has been a baseball coach in Anaheim and Lakewood for more than 30 years, authorities said.
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May 17, 1988
Marshall Adair, the Saddleback College baseball coach the past three seasons, will not be rehired, Saddleback athletic director Bill Otta said Monday in a prepared statement. A replacement is expected to be named later this week. Adair is a full-time teacher at Capistrano Valley High School. He was a part-time coach at Saddleback. Adair also was an assistant at Saddleback for seven seasons before becoming the coach in 1986. The Gauchos were 18-23 this season and 46-66 in Adair's three seasons.
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June 5, 1991 | JOHN ORTEGA
Rich Montanio, the baseball coach at Canyon High the past four seasons, resigned his position last week to pursue a master's degree in education. Montanio, 42, who compiled a 40-49-1 record (27-33 in Golden League play) at Canyon, will continue to teach physical education at the school. "This was too good an opportunity to pass up," Montanio said of the master's program, which will be held at Canyon High and administered through Azusa Pacific University.
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March 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Phil Munroe, who was the first baseball coach at San Fernando Valley State, which later became Cal State Northridge, died on Saturday in Denver, according to his son, Dave. He was 91. Munroe was the baseball coach from 1959 to 1961. He was the tennis coach at Northridge from 1973 to 1980 and also served as an assistant athletic director. He spent 30 years in the physical education department. He is survived by three children, seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. ALSO: Girls' soccer: Saturday's Southern Section playoff scores Boys' basketball: A 42-point performance by Marcus LoVett Jr. Girls' basketball: Saturday's Southern Section playoff scores and updated schedule eric.sondheimer@latimes.com
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February 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 JSerra and Santa Ana Mater Dei continue to trade players. Blake Burton, a junior infielder at JSerra and a Washington commit, is transferring to Mater Dei. He will be eligible on April 7, when the baseball sitout players gain eligibility. Mater Dei's basketball team picked up Rex Pflueger, a junior transfer from JSerra. And JSerra's basketball team picked up Jayce Johnson, a sophomore transfer from Mater Dei. JSerra's baseball coach, Brett Kay, is a Mater Dei grad. So we'll all wait for the "future considerations" part of the baseball trade.
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November 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jim Kunau has resigned as football coach after one season at Anaheim Canyon. He was previously a longtime coach at Orange Lutheran. It's the second big coaching change this school year at Canyon. Joe Hoggatt, the baseball coach for 13 years, resigned in September. He has been replaced by assistant Matt Morris. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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October 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Ken Hamilton, an assistant baseball coach at Corona Santiago for 14 years, was killed in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident Monday morning in Los Angeles, Coach Ty De Trinidad said.  Hamilton, 54, was driving home from his work at a juvenile detention facility. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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October 17, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Nearly two years since Granada Hills Kennedy Principal Suzanne Blake put former baseball Coach Manny Alvarado on administrative leave in November 2011, and later tried to suspend him 15 days after an alleged hazing incident involving students outside the school weight room, an arbitrator has ruled in Alvarado's favor. "I feel after so many years, my word should be trusted," said Alvarado, who was Kennedy's baseball coach for 24 years until he was replaced before last season. "It's nice to have somebody say I was right.
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October 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It has been a long time since a Cal State Northridge baseball coach was able to recruit and keep high school players from going off to a college away from the neighborhood. First-year Coach Greg Moore is starting to having some success. On Tuesday, he received commitments from three standouts out of the Marmonte League _ pitcher Matt Campbell of Simi Valley, infielder Blake Chiaramonte of Moorpark and catcher Albee Weiss of Agoura. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 13, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
John Stevenson, who in 50 seasons at El Segundo High compiled more victories than any other high school baseball coach in California history, died Monday night. He was 76. Stevenson suffered an apparent heart attack while driving in the Marina del Rey area, said Craig Cousins, his longtime assistant coach. He was able to pull his vehicle over but was dead when paramedics arrived. Stevenson leaves a legacy of success unrivaled in the state, with 1,059 victories and seven Southern Section titles.
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September 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Major Dennis , who was the baseball coach at Crenshaw High for 22 years until his retirement after the 2009 season, died on Saturday in Artesia after a heart attack. He was 74. Dennis also coached Crenshaw's girls' basketball team to six City Section championships. He was an important contributor in helping top male and female athletes move on to college and the pro level. He is survived by his wife, Stella, and six children. A funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Bible International Fellowship Church, 400 East Kelso in Inglewood.
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August 24, 2013
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? HITTERS Mike Scioscia - Manager of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Franklin Stubbs - Hitting coach, triple-A Albuquerque. Steve Sax - First-base coach, Arizona Diamondbacks. Alfredo Griffin - First-base coach, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Jeff Hamilton - Mortgage banker, Fenton, Mich. Kirk Gibson - Manager, Arizona Diamondbacks. John Shelby - Coach, Milwaukee Brewers Mike Marshall - Commissioner, Pacific Assn. independent league.
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