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Aptly named after Tom and Barbara Hardt, whose $1 million donation was the driving force behind the project, Hardt Field serves as the CSUB baseball competition and training facility. read more

Jeremy Beard

Head Coach

 

Jeremy Beard will begin his second season as a member of the CSU Bakersfield coaching staff in the spring of 2017. Beard serves as the Roadrunner pitching coach and will work with the CSUB catchers.

Beard came to CSUB after coaching at the University of Portland during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

An 18-year veteran, started his coaching career soon after playing and graduating from Oregon State University in 1997, serving as the head baseball coach at Central Catholic High School (1998-2001) in Portland, Ore.

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Jonathan Johnson

Assistant Coach

 

Jonathan Johnson is in his second season as an assistant coach at CSU Bakersfield in 2018.

Johnson was a four-year letterwinner for Loyola Marymount from 2008-11. He earned first team All-Conference honors in 2009. He holds the LMU record for most triples in a season (9, 2010), most sacrifice hits (16, 2010) in a season, and triples in a career (19). He graduated from LMU with a degree in sociology.

In 2011, Johnson played Independent baseball for the Shreveport Captains and was named the team’s Rookie of the Year. He was traded to the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League during the 2011-12 offseason where he spent two and a half years. In 2012 he was the team MVP, starting second basemen in the Frontier League All-Star game, broke the team’s base on balls record, and set a league record by reaching base in the first 65 games of the season.

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Justin Roberts

Volunteer Assistant Coach

 

Justin Roberts will begin his second season as a member of the CSU Bakersfield coaching staff in the Spring of 2017. He serves as the volunteer assistant for the Roadrunners. Roberts will be the first base coach and will work with the catchers as well share hitting and outfield instruction with Alex Hoover.

Roberts came to CSUB from Bakersfield’s Centennial High School where he served as an assistant varsity baseball coach from 2005-15. Roberts works with USA Baseball as the National Team Identification Series (NTIS) South-Central Valley Sub-Regional Director for the Northern California USA Team.

A former member of the Centennial baseball and football teams, Roberts played collegiate baseball at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif from 2001-04. As a senior, Roberts helped lead PLNU to a Golden State Athletic Conference championship and an appearance in the 2004 NAIA World Series.

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