July 8, 2013 |
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.
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.
March 2, 2014 |
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 email@example.com
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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.
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January 13, 2010 |
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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November 10, 2009 |
John Scolinos, who won three Division II national championships as Cal Poly Pomona's baseball coach, died Saturday of age-related causes, a school official said. He was 91. He died Saturday of age-related causes, a school official said. Scolinos became head coach at Pomona in 1962 and turned the program into a powerhouse, winning Division II national championships in 1976, 1980 and 1983. He also won six California College Athletic Assn. championships and was named Division II coach of the year three times.