Northridge, CA- CSUN has hired Dave Serrano as its new head baseball coach.
Serrano comes back to Southern California after being head coach at Tennessee from 2012-2017 and pitching coach at West Virginia in 2018.
CSUN is hoping Serrano will replicate the same success he had as coach at UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton. In 2007 he led Irvine to its first appearance in the College World Series before taking over Fullerton in 2008. In his four seasons at Fullerton, Serrano had a record of 175-73 and led the Titans to three Big West titles including the College World Series in 2009. CSUN hasn’t reached the College World Series since 2002.
Tennessee proved to be tougher to navigate for Serrano. He had three winning seasons with the Volunteers and didn’t finish higher then fifth place in conference play during his tenure.
Serrano replaces Greg Moore who is now the head coach at Saint Mary’s. In 2019 CSUN finished with the second worst team batting average, pitchers allowed opponents to hit .298. and finished with the third most errors in the Big West. The problems only increased when starting pitcher Walker Armstrong and reliever Jayson Newman each suffered season-ending arm injuries.
This story will be updated.
Written by Ethan Hanson