After receiving a long-term contract extension in September 2016, Dan Hubbs enters his fourth season as head coach for the Trojans in 2015-16.
Hubbs holds a career head coaching record of 88-81 (3 seasons) entering the 2016 campaign. He coached the Trojans to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 seasons in 2015 as the Trojans advanced to the Regional Final of the Lake Elsinore Regional.
He was elevated to head coach from associate head coach on February 13, 2013, when he was named the sixth head baseball coach at USC since 1930. Hubbs spent the 2012 season as the associate head coach of Troy, and prior to that he spent 12 seasons as the pitching coach at California.
Hubbs was a three-year (1991-93) letterman at USC and currently ranks fourth on the Trojans career saves list (22) and eighth on the career strikeouts per inning chart (9.19). He posted a career record of 19-13 with a 3.58 ERA in 81 appearances (64 in relief).
Associate Head Coach
Matt Curtis begins his third season with the Trojans in 2016 and his first as the program's associate head coach.
Prior to coming to Troy, Curtis was the head coach at Cal State Northridge from 2011-13, where he helped turn around the Matador program, leading them to a fourth place finish in the Big West. With a record of 15-12 and an overall record of 31-26, 2013 marked the program's best record since 2002. That mark was achieved on a non-conference schedule that was ranked the eighth-toughest in the country. The team's conference finish last season was the program's second-highest finish since joining the Big West.
In 2012, Northridge improved its win percentage from the year before and also reached 10 wins in the Big West Conference for the first time since 2002 (later matched by the 2013 finish of 15 wins). In his first season at Northridge, Curtis led the Matadors to a 23-33 season and saw a number of players receive postseason accolades, including two that were selected in the 2011 MLB?Amateur Draft.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
USC baseball great and former major leaguer Gabe Alvarez is set to enter his sixth season as an assistant coach at USC in the 2016 season.
Alvarez played at USC as a shortstop from 1993-95 and had a career .338 batting average for the Trojans with 28 home runs and 163 RBI. He earned Baseball America All-America second team honors in his 1993 freshman season after batting .326 with eight home runs and 53 RBI. In 1994, he was a first team All-America pick by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association after batting .326 with seven home runs and 51 RBI.
In 1995, he was part of the Trojan squad that made its first trip to the College World Series since 1978 as USC reached the national title game. After batting .361 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI, Alvarez earned ABCA and NCBWA All-America first team, Collegiate Baseball All-America second team and Baseball America All-America third team honors.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
USC head coach Dan Hubbs has added former major leaguer Chris Duffy to his staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Duffy joins fifth-year assistant Gabe Alvarez, also a former major leaguer, and second year-assistant Matt Curtis on Hubbs' staff.
"We are excited about the addition of Chris Duffy to our staff," said Hubbs. "His success as a player both at ASU and professionally speaks volumes to his work ethic and competitiveness. He will coach the outfielders as well as coach first base and assist Coach Curtis and Coach Alvarez with the hitters. He is a great compliment to the rest of our staff."
Duffy comes to Troy from his alma mater South Mountain Community College, where he was an assistant coach for the past two seasons, assisting with the outfielders, hitters and base-running, while coaching first base and recruiting. He helped coach the team to the Division I Region Championship series for two-straight seasons, including winning the region in 2014. During his two years as a coach he had five outfielders receive NCAA Division I baseball scholarships. He was also an instrumental part of ensuring the success of the student-athletes in the classroom by monitoring academic progress and acting as a student-athlete success coach.
Director of Baseball Operations