After two successful seasons as an assistant coach at Long Beach State, Greg Bergeron has been promoted to Associate Head Coach for the Dirtbags.
In 2016, Bergeron guided Long Beach State to a team batting average of .268, the team's highest mark since 2010. Five regulars hit over .300 for the season and the team scored over 300 runs for the first time in six years.
A Cerritos, Calif. native, all of Bergeron's previous playing and coaching experience came in Southern California, spending the previous seven seasons working with Serrano at UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton.
In Bergeron's four years at Cal State Fullerton, the Titans made postseason in all four years while advancing to the Super Regionals three times and making one trip to the College World Series. Under his direction, the Titans offense had one of its most successful seasons in 2010 with a .337 team batting average that ranked 17th in the country and second in CSUF history.
His success in Fullerton was a continuation of the success that he also found at UC Irvine where he also helped the Anteaters to a College World Series appearance for the first time in school history. After starting as a volunteer assistant for the 2005 season, Bergeron began running the offense in 2006 with UCI topping the Big West in nearly every offensive category.
Prior to UCI, Bergeron spent eight years coaching at the Junior College level with a year at Cerritos College and seven at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. He was the head coach at El Camino in 2004 after serving as an assistant for the previous six seasons. In his seven seasons, he had 52 players continue to play baseball at four-year institutions with 30 going to Division I programs.
His coaching career began at Loyola Marymount as a volunteer assistant in 1996. He finished his playing career at LMU, earning All-WCC honors as a senior in 1994. He played his first season of collegiate baseball at Cerritos College and played his sophomore and junior seasons at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where he was the conference batting champion as a junior.
During his 20-year coaching career, Bergeron has worked with over 90 players who have been selected in the MLB Draft, including five first-rounders and 10 who have advanced to the Major Leagues. Bergeron also manages the Dirtbags recruiting efforts and intends to make Long Beach State a long-term home.
"My family and I have been very fortunate throughout my coaching career to be a part of some special universities and baseball programs and we feel the same now. We are very happy to be back in Long Beach and are ready set roots here with Dirtbag Baseball and the Beach."
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