Greg Moore, recently named by Baseball America as one of the Top 10 Assistant Coaches in College Baseball, has been hired as the head coach at Cal State Northridge, CSUN Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Brandon E. Martin announced today. Moore spent the past three seasons as the associate head coach at the University of San Francisco, where he oversaw pitching, admissions, community service and summer placement.
Moore becomes the ninth head coach in Matador history as the program enters its 55th year of competition in 2013-14.
While at USF, Moore coached three first-round draft picks and eight players taken in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft. Of the eight players, only one had been previously drafted out of high school and three were walk-ons.
Moore began his collegiate coaching career at USF in 2002 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Dons. In that role, Moore developed a life skills training program for all incoming student-athletes and maintained the program's alumni outreach efforts. He served in that capacity until 2009, when he took a position as the pitching coach at the University of Washington for one season before heading back to his alma mater.
Jordon Twohig is in his first season as an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge after spending the last three seasons at the University of Washington. At CSUN, Twohig will serve as the Matadors recruiting coordinator, as well as running the team's offense. In addition, Twohig will coach the outfielders and instruct CSUN's base runners.
While at Washington, Twohig aided in the program's recruiting and academic efforts. In 2011. Twohig assisted in amassing a nationally recognized recruiting class (#30) at UW, according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. In 2013, the Huskies recorded the highest team GPA (3.00) in the program's history. On the field Twohig assisted in the hitting efforts, coached third base and coached the Husky outfielders. Three of his outfielders signed professional contracts along with five earning All-Pac 12 honors in his time in Seattle.
Twohig came to the University of Washington after leading Ohlone College, in Fremont, Calif., to the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championship in 2010. The win was the first state championship at Ohlone College in any team sport. Twohig's 2010 team went 37-10 overall and were 20-5 in Coast Conference play. Ohlone College finished the year ranked No. 3 in the nation according to Perfect Game USA's junior college poll. Twohig was honored as the 2010 ABCA Diamond/National Coach of the Year. Ohlone also boasted eight all-conference players, including two all-American selections, the state's pitcher of the year and three players who were selected in the Major League Draft. The Renegades hit .314 overall and finished in the top 10 in every major offensive category including second in home runs.
Christopher Hom joins the Matadors for his first season in 2013-14. He previously spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of San Francisco, where his duties included developing the team's catchers, academic support, facilities maintenance and camps. While on staff, USF reached the NCAA postseason in 2013. During the 2013 season Coach Hom's core of freshmen catchers lead the West Coast Conference with the fewest wild pitches and passed balls. He assisted in the academic support for a team that set a program record for team GPA.
Prior to joining the Dons, Hom was an assistant coach at the University of California, San Diego from 2009 to 2011. While with the Tritons, the team reached the NCAA Division II College World Series in 2009 and 2010 and hosted the program's first Division II regional in 2011. Hom coached six offensive All-Americans and three national Gold Glove winners while at UCSD and the Tritons led all of Division II in defense in both 2009 and 2010.
Chris will oversee the internal operation of the Matador Baseball Program, along with Successful Speaker Series as part of the Diamond University Leadership Program.
Hom received his bachelors degree in communications from UC San Diego in 2008 and completed his masters in coaching and leadership administration at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., in 2011.