June 21, 2013 |
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.
February 13, 2013 |
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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June 13, 2013 |
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.
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.
July 3, 2013 |
John Savage will remain UCLA's baseball coach, with a raise and a long contract extension, after USC tried to pry him away. UCLA has offered to extend the national championship-winning coach's contract through 2025, pending approval by the university's board of regents, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. Savage did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment, but the person said USC had come after the coach "very hard" and with a "spectacular offer.
June 5, 1991 |
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.