Baseball to Establish 'Diamond University' Life Skills Program
Being a collegiate baseball player takes more than just putting in time on the field and in the weight room. In addition to practices and games a student-athlete must also excel in the classroom and in the community, but balancing all of these requirements takes skill and determination. Read More
Greg Moore completed his third season at the helm of the Matadors in 2016.
Over the last two seasons, The Matadors have posted back-to-back 30-win seasons for the first time since 2001-02. CSUN’s 66 wins from 2015-16 are also the most over a two-year period since 2001-02.
Moore coached CSUN to a 33-22 overall record and an 11-13 Big West Conference mark in 2016. The team began the season 18-3, recording its best start in 20 seasons. With 11 conference wins, CSUN also picked up its most victories against conference foes since 2013. During the season, the Matadors earned victories against NCAA Tournament teams Long Beach State, William & Mary (2) and UConn (2). They also earned their first season sweep of UCLA since 1998 and their first series sweep of Cal Poly since 2008. Branden Berry earned a Big West Conference Honorable Mention following the campaign. A total of three Matadors were selected in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft including Kenny Rosenberg (8th round, Tampa Bay), Conner O’Neil (32nd round, Detroit) and Berry (33rd round, Miami).
Jordon Twohig completed his third season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at CSUN.
Twohig serves as the Matadors hitting coach, outfield instructor, and offensive coordinator-running the CSUN offense.
Over the last three seasons, the offense has steadily improved in batting each year. In 2014, the team hit .250 followed by a .257 team average in 2015. In the 2016 campaign, the Matadors hit .259 as a team and belted 26 team home runs and drove in 224 RBI, which are all the highest totals since 2014.
Christopher Hom completed his third season as assistant coach with the Matadors. He has served as third base coach with CSUN over his three years with team.
In 2016, the Matador defense posted a program record .978 team fielding percentage, which ranked 16th in the nation.
His first full recruiting class at CSUN – the class of 2014- was nationally recognized as one of the ‘Top Recruiting Classes in the Western Region’, according to Baseball America. Additionally, 14 members of the 2014-15 CSUN academic roster achieved a 3.00 GPA or higher. In 2015-16, eight members of the roster were awarded the prestigious Varsity N honor for earning a 3.5 GPA over the full academic year.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Riley Goulding completed his third season with CSUN Baseball and his first season as Volunteer Assistant Coach.
He serves as a hitting and catching coach. In addition, Goulding serves as camp director for CSUN Baseball Camps. Along with his other responsibilities, Goulding designed and distributed a Sunday alternate uniform used by the Matadors since 2015.
Goulding completed two seasons as graduate student manager and oversaw a crew of six student managers, who assisted with practice and day-to-day operations.