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.
Alex Hoover is in his third season on the coaching staff at CSU Bakersfield. Hoover serves as the bench coach and assists with hitting and outfield instruction with volunteer assistant coach Justin Roberts.
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.
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.