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 9, 1993 |
Chris Axelgard has resigned as the Glendale High baseball coach to devote time to teaching and pursuing his administration credential. Axelgard, 34, led the Dynamiters to a 12-11 record last season, including an upset of two-time defending champion Millikan in the first round of the Southern Section Division I playoffs. He said that victory is the most memorable accomplishment of his tenure. "If you have to pick one time, I don't see how you could pick anything else besides that," he said.
July 31, 1987 |
Rob Megill, a three-year varsity assistant at Loara High School, has been named the school's head baseball coach, Athletic Director Ray Moore announced Thursday. Megill, who was the infield coach, replaces Moore, who stepped down at the end of last season. Moore said he resigned to spend more time with his family. Loara finished 6-8 and in fourth place in the Empire League last season and 16-9 overall, after starting the season as the top-ranked team in Orange County in The Times' baseball poll.
April 14, 1993 |
Ron Drake has resigned as Mission Viejo's baseball coach, effective at the end of the season. In 16 years at the school, Drake has compiled a 241-130 record. Mission Viejo had three 20-victory seasons during Drake's tenure and in 1985, the Diablos advanced to a Southern Section championship, where they lost to Diamond Bar in the 2-A final. Although Drake turned in his letter of resignation two weeks ago, he had wanted to wait until the end of the season to tell his players.
July 24, 1985
Richard Emard, who coached the Southern California College baseball team to its only NAIA World Series appearance this past season, has resigned. Emard compiled a 92-59-3 record with the Vanguards and won two NAIA District 3 championships. In 1983, Emard took over a team that had gone 5-40 the previous season and recorded a 19-20-1 mark. In 1984, SCC finished 28-19 and last year went 45-20-2, winning district titles both years.
November 9, 1985 |
Richard Jaquez has been named interim baseball coach at Oxnard College, replacing Jerry White, who in September was granted a semester's leave of absence from teaching and coaching. Jaquez, 42, who played two years for the Houston Colt 45s (now the Astros), coached baseball and football at Rio Mesa High for 10 years and was an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge when the school won the NCAA Division II title in 1970.
June 10, 2013 |
After the 2007 high school baseball season, Matt LaCour made a surprising job change. He gave up one of the best coaching positions in the City Section at Woodland Hills El Camino Real to become coach at Studio City Harvard-Westlake, which was known more for its success in basketball, soccer, golf, water polo and tennis. It took six years, but LaCour put the Wolverines' baseball program on the map this season. Harvard-Westlake won the Southern Section Division 1 championship and earned a national championship plaque from Baseball America.
August 22, 2001 |
Mike Scolinos has been hired as baseball coach at Pasadena City College. Scolinos was an assistant at Pasadena last season and coach at Rio Hondo from 1991-2000.
February 16, 1996
St. Genevieve High Athletic Director John Yakel has assumed the duties of baseball coach. Yakel, who coached varsity baseball at St. Francis from 1991-93 and at Pius X in 1994, also served as girls' basketball coach for the Valiants in the second half of the 1995-96 season.