Justin James will return for his second season as the head coach of the Point Loma baseball team in 2020.
In his first season as the leader of the program, James guided PLNU to a 32-21 record, a pair of postseason victories and into the final game of the NCAA West Regional #2. The Sea Lions ranked as high as No. 2 in the West Region poll, and reached No. 14 in the national rankings.
Under James’ leadership, the PLNU pitching staff posted the most strikeouts in a single-season in school history (445) and Zack Noll was named the PacWest Pitcher of the Year. Noll was one of five Sea Lions named to the All-PacWest team in James’ first season. Micah Pries and Zack Noll would also earn multiple all-west region honors before being voted to the NCBWA All-America team. Pries was then selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 13th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, making him the first Sea Lion since 2012 to be drafted.
Justin James returned to his alma mater to take over as the head coach of the Sea Lions in the summer of 2018. James has over 13 years of collegiate coaching experience, including two as the pitching coaching at UC San Diego, where he helped lead the Tritons to back-to-back NCAA West Regional Championships.
Brycen Campbell enters his first year as an assistant coach for the Sea Lions. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University.
Brycen comes from Farmington, New Mexico, where he attended Farmington High School and graduated in 2012. After graduating high school, he attended and played at Eastern Arizona College for two years and received his Associates Degree. Brycen finished out his playing career at New Mexico State University. During his stint at NMSU, the Aggies put together back-to-back 34 win seasons and qualified for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament in both seasons.
When his playing career ended, he joined former Riverside City College’s Brian Green and his coaching staff for the next two seasons. He assisted in the development of the outfielders and engaged diligently with the offensive approach and philosophy as well.
Brycen Campbell will be the recruiting coordinator and offensive specialist for the Sea Lions. His duties include finding the right players for Point Loma, working with the hitters in their approach, he will also coach third base. He and his wife, Morgan have been married for fours years, they also have a daughter Isla Campbell.
Matt Jervis moved from the diamond to the dugout as the former Sea Lion student-athlete joined the Point Loma baseball coaching staff prior to the 2019 season.
The 2013 graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School, was an All-League and All-CIF section as a senior . He earned three varsity letters playing for the Broncos under head coach, Sam Blalock. After High School, attended Point Loma Nazarene University (2013-2017). Jervis was a three-year starter at second base and earned All-PacWest honors along with multiple PacWest All-Academic awards.
After college graduation, in 2017-2018, Jervis joined the coaching staff at San Diego State University under Coach Mark Martinez as a Graduate Assistant. In 2018, he helped lead the Aztecs to a Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship and an appearance in the Corvallis regional.
In his coaching career, Jervis has run a club team out of San Diego, the San Diego Stars. Jervis graduated from PLNU as a Cross-Disciplinary Teacher Education major and Athletic Coaching minor. The native of Poway, Calif., recently got engaged to his fiancé, Casey.
Adrian Orozco joined the Point Loma baseball coaching staff prior to the 2019 season. This is the second coaching role for Orozco. At PLNU his main duties will include scouting, technology and youth camps, in addition to working with the pitchers.
Orozco joined PLNU after serving on the UC San Diego staff in 2018. Orozco helped lead the Tritons to the NCAA West Regional Championship and to the Division II World Series.
Orozco also has a plethora of experience as a student-athlete. He helped lead UCSD to within one game of the 2017 NCAA Championship after going 9-1 with a 3.27 earned run average. He was an All-CCAA selection and was named the Most Outstanding Player in the West Regional.
He graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Communications. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Education with a PPS Credential (K-12 Counseling credential) at PLNU.