Dec. 20, 2009
Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton's Head Coach Dave Serrano has been listed among the nation's hottest coaches according to Kendall Rogers of Yahoo Sports (Rivals.com).
Serrano is entering his third season at the helm of the Titan program and has already guided the Titans to a Super Regional finish in 2008 and a College World Series appearance in 2009 while amassing a two-year record of 88-38 (.698).
On the list, Serrano finds company in 2009 national champion Paul Mainieri (LSU), 2009 College World Series skipper Brian O'Conner (Virginia), 2009 Fullerton Super Regional participant Head Coach Dan McDonnell (Louisville) and 2009 Big West Coach of the Year Mike Gillespie among others.
In five seasons as a Div. I head coach, Serrano has averaged over 40 wins a year and has already won his 150th and 200th game in Titan pinstripes.
Last year, Serrano's program tied a school record by producing seven All-Americans, with four of them directly under Serrano's supervision as pitchers. The Titan pitching staff was among the best in the country posting the nation's fourth-best ERA while ranking fifth in both fewest hits allowed per nine innings and fewest walks allowed per nine innings.
Serrano will serve as the pitching coach this summer for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team, becoming the first Titan head coach to serve Team USA while representing Fullerton.
For Rogers' write-up on Serrano and the complete list of the nation's hottest coaches, click here.