There are new faces everywhere in the California State University, Northridge athletics program as it begins its first full academic year under Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Brandon E. Martin, Ed.D. First, there was his hiring of the experienced Reggie Theus as the men’s head basketball coach. Now Martin has tapped a rising star in former University of San Francisco assistant head baseball coach Greg Moore to take over the Matador team.
“We are delighted to welcome Greg Moore to the CSUN family,” Martin told GoMatadors.com. “Greg’s character, relentless work ethic and strong baseball acumen set him apart from a competitive pool of candidates. Given Greg’s reputation for skill development, I’m confident he will maximize the talent we currently have in the program, particularly with our pitching core.”
Moore’s reputation precedes him. He was recently named by Baseball America as one of the Top 10 Assistant Coaches in College Baseball. While at USF, Moore coached three Major League Baseball first-round draft picks and eight players taken within the first 10 rounds. Of the eight players, only one had been previously drafted out of high school and three were walk-ons.
“It’s an exciting time at Cal State Northridge, the leadership is so impressive. I had a chance to meet so many interesting and dynamic people on my visit,” said Moore. “I want to bring a passion to improve everyday on and off the field. I want to make the San Fernando Valley proud of its baseball team.”
For more: Greg Moore Named CSUN Head Baseball Coach (GoMatadors.com)