CSU Bakersfield Director of Athletics Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried announced the appointment of Bob Macaluso as the head baseball coach at CSU Bakersfield following a national search to fill the position on Aug. 31, 2015. Macaluso takes over from Bill Kernen who retired upon the conclusion of the 2015 season.
Macaluso served as assistant coach for the Roadrunners in 2015 as CSUB won the WAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time. The Roadrunners' tournament stay was highlighted by a 2-1 victory over Ole Miss, a team that made the 2014 NCAA College World Series. CSUB finished the 2015 campaign with a 37-24-1 mark. The 37 victories are a school record.
Just in this last year, Macaluso served as the Roadrunner third-base coach, was in charge of the CSU Bakersfield offense, and was responsible for working with the CSUB infielders. Roadrunner shortstop Mylz Jones was selected in the 13th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies. The offense scored 356 runs, the second most in school history. The Roadrunners reset the school record for putouts (1,650), assists (714), and double plays (61) in 2015. CSUB's .975 fielding percentage in 2015 was the second highest in school history.
Macaluso joined the 'Runners in the fall of 2014 after spending the previous seven seasons at UC Irvine. During his time with the Anteaters, UCI went 274-136, advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times, made the Super Regionals in 2011, and advanced to the 2014 College World Series.
Alex Hoover will begin his second season as an assistant coach at CSU Bakersfield in the Spring of 2016.
Hoover joined the 'Runner program from Cal Poly where he served as the volunteer assistant coach for the Mustangs from 2010-14. Cal Poly appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2013 and 2014. Hoover worked with the outfielders and the Mustang hitters.
Hoover moved to the Mustangs' program after serving as an assistant coach at Santa Barbara City College from 2007-10. Hoover helped SBCC to four consecutive winning seasons and a 102-65 overall mark. The Vaqueros won the Western State Conference's North Division title in 2001 and qualified for the California Community College state playoffs in both 2007 and 2008. He was the team's infield coach, worked with the hitters and was the third-base coach.
Jeremy Beard will begin his first season as a member of the CSU Bakersfield coaching staff in the spring of 2016. Beard will serve as the Roadrunner pitching coach and will work with the CSUB catchers.
Beard comes to CSUB as a seventeen-year veteran after serving the University of Portland during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Beard started his coaching career soon after graduating from Oregon State University in 1997 serving as the head baseball coach at Central Catholic High School (1998-2001) in Portland, Oregon