Point Loma Nazarene University Campus
Justin James has been tabbed to be the new head coach of the Point Loma baseball program, Athletic Director Ethan Hamilton announced, Monday, July 30. James will be just the ninth head coach in program history.
“Within a fantastic pool of very accomplished baseball coaches, it quickly became apparent that Justin is a rising star in this profession,” said Hamilton. “Most importantly, he is committed to his faith and integrating those values into our program. Justin is an excellent fit for Point Loma, and I am excited for him to build on the culture that he was part of creating.”
James returns to Point Loma after two seasons as the pitching coach at UC San Diego. Prior to his time at UCSD, James was the lead assistant coach at PLNU (2010-16). He started his coaching career at New Mexico Highlands University. James also played collegiately at Point Loma (2002-03).
“To say I’m excited would be an understatement,” James said. “I have tremendous pride in PLNU and want to thank Ethan Hamilton on selecting me to put my stamp on this special program and institution.”