Head Coach Andy Diver is in his second year at Mira Costa High School after a one-year stint at Windward. In his first season, he lead the Mustangs to the Bay League Championship. Prior to that, Coach Diver was the Head Coach at Redondo Union High School. While at Redondo, Coach Diver helped elevate a program from CIF Division 3 to Division 1. Prior to Covid, his team was ranked 41st in the country, 8th in the state, and 1st in the South Bay Daily Breeze rankings.
In 2019, he guided a loaded Sea Hawk team to the CIF semifinals. That team had a 3rd round draft pick and six Division 1 scholarship players on the roster. At the conclusion of the 2019 season, Coach Diver was named the Daily Breeze Coach of the Year.
In 2005, Diver was named the pitching coach at the University of Arizona. He also assisted with recruiting, coordinated UA’s schedule, handles all of UA’s travel plans and road accommodations, and was the co-director of the Andy Lopez Baseball Academy.
Diver came to U of A after spending three seasons as the Head Coach at Los Angeles Harbor Community College where he guided the Seahawks to 75 wins and a pair of South Coast Conference titles in 2002 and 2003. He was named the conference coach of the year in 2003 and sent numerous players on to Division 1 schools and professional baseball. In 2001, he served as the pitching coach for the Mankato Mashers in the Northwoods League.
In his first year at Arizona, he helped guide John Meloan and Kevin Guyette to 10 wins each, the first pair of 10-game winners in the same season at UA since 1979. Closer Mark Melancon tied the school single season record for saves with 11 and in doing so tied the career record of 14 as well. As a group, the 2005 Arizona pitching staff also broke the single season team record for strikeouts with 554 punchouts.
A 1996 graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Diver was a two-year letter winner for the Lions as a pitcher from 1995-96. He transferred to LMU from Harbor where he garnered All-South Coast Conference honors on the mound.
He began his coaching career in 1997 as the pitching coach at his high school alma mater, St. Bernard’s, where he still holds the school records for single season and career victories on the mound. He was also a two time All Daily Breeze selection as Pitcher and 3B. He then spent one season on the coaching staff at Loyola High School in 1998 before moving back to Harbor in 1999 to serve as the pitching coach. He spent three seasons in that capacity before taking over the program as the head coach in 2002.
Former Mira Costa Head Coach Keith Ramsey played for Coach Diver in American Legion ball at Loyola High and the again for two seasons at LA Harbor.
“Keith is like a son to me. I have known him since he was 13 years old. It is an honor to continue the great legacy that he has established at Mira Costa.”
“I am beyond excited and honored to be the Head Coach at Mira Costa. The tradition of great teams and players is elite throughout the South Bay. We will work hard each day to ensure that tradition of greatness on and off the field is upheld.”
Coach Diver resides in Westchester with his 18-year-old daughter Emma.
Assistant Coach - Varsity
Coach Dylan Hatch is back with the Mira Costa Mustangs for his third season. Hatch graduated from Redondo Union High School while earning 2nd Team All State, 1st Team All CIF honors, and 2-time Daily Breeze All Area 1st Team. He played for Nate Fernley at El Camino College which he regards as one of the best times of his life.
Hatch earned All American honors during his last year of baseball at Marymount California University where he received numerous tryouts with big league organizations, including the Cubs, Braves, Diamondbacks, and Rangers.
He played 4 years of professional baseball in Puerto Rico, Maine, Northern California and Kentucky.
He has a passion to bring out the best in each and every person that wants to take this game as far as they can.
Coach Hatch resides in Torrance with his longtime girlfriend Bridgett.
Assistant Coach - Varsity
Derrek Duarte enjoyed a distinguished high school career at El Segundo High School. As a 3 year letterman he received all league honors and played in the South Bay All Star Game. He went on to play college baseball at El Camino College earning all league honors and played in the freshman All Star Game. He then transferred to CSU Dominguez Hills as the team’s catcher.
Derrek has coached at El Segundo High School, CSU Dominguez Hills, Palos Verdes High School, and El Camino College. In 2017 he was named head coach at Palos Verdes High School before moving on to El Camino College in 2019.
Derrek Duarte is a South Bay native, born and raised in El Segundo. Currently he lives in Redondo beach with his wife Amie and daughter’s Kyler and Logan.
Assistant Coach - Varsity
Jeremy recently completed playing 5 years of Division 1 baseball at Pepperdine University as a right-handed pitcher. He was a big part of the Waves conference title win in 2018. Jeremy played three years of varsity baseball at Don Bosco Prep High School in New Jersey, earning all-state, all-county, and all-league honors. Unfortunately, a significant injury history hurt his future playing career.
As a student of the game, Jeremy has learned from some of the best coaches around the country, developing a vast knowledge of pitching and player development, focused on mechanical optimization and pitch design to produce velocity and improve arm health.
Jeremy is also a coach for one of the premier club baseball programs in LA, Top Level Baseball Academy. He coaches their 16u Scout team, while handling a lot of their pitcher programming and training.
Jeremy is known as a relentless worker, constantly seeking opportunities to share his knowledge and experience to help players unlock their potential, overcome adversity, and achieve their best selves.
Assistant Coach - Varsity
Kelso graduated from Redondo Union High School and played for Coach Diver for three years. He attended Golden West College for a year.
This is his third year being a part of the Mustang baseball staff and he loves to interact with the players making sure they are happy and driven to be their best.
Head Coach - Jr. Varsity
Coach Angeleri starts his 23rd season with Mira Costa Baseball. He also coaches Mira Costa football. Coach Angeleri loves the competitiveness of the players and the work ethic it takes to play like Bay League Champions.
Coach Angeleri celebrated 40 years of marriage to his wife Lori, and is very thankful to her for allowing him to spend so much time mentoring these young men. In his down time, he enjoys the beach and spending time with his grandkids Levi 7,and Lyla 3. He’s very excited to be back at the helm for the 2023 season.
Assistant Coach - Jr. Varsity
Coach Taylor has been in sports all of his life. Born in Texas, but a southern Californian since the 50s, Carl has been involved in baseball, beach volleyball, over-the-line and golf. He played a stint with the Angels Baseball organization and has won many Over-The-Line titles. Before retirement, he served in the Navy, worked in banking and entertainment/commercial printing.
He and his wife Susan have been married for 44 years and live in Hermosa Beach. They enjoy their trips to tropical locations, the desert, and the lake and weekly pickleball matches. They have three adult children, Cameron, Buck and Kylie and 6 grandkids!
Head Coach - Frosh/Soph
Frank Wicks returns for his 12th season as the Frosh/Soph Head Baseball Coach. He and his wife Cyndi have three children and two grandchildren.
Frank graduated from Long Beach State University with a degree in Liberal Arts and a multiple subject teaching credential. He’s been working at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott for 43 years in guest services.
Each year, he takes particular pleasure in giving all his player’s opportunities, watching them come through in clutch situations, and having them realize they can succeed when they put in the work.
From Coach Wicks..."My guilty pleasure is telling outfielders to ‘move in’ when I’m hitting fly balls . . . and then jacking bombs way over their heads." :)
Assistant Coach - Frosh/Soph
Entering his fourth season coaching freshman baseball, coach Fournell was born and raised in Manhattan Beach. He played football, baseball, and soccer at Aviation High School along with coach Wicks and Angeleri while earning all-league honors in both football and baseball. Coach Fournell continued playing football at El Camino College and at Cal State University, Northridge.
Retired as a business consultant and marketing executive, Coach Fournell lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife Grettel and has had three daughters and a son graduate from Mira Costa. He also served three terms (13 years) on the MBUSD school board. He currently serves on the boards of MBX and the Southern California Regional Occupation Center. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking, road & track cycling, body surfing, working out, and is in his 18th year as a soccer referee.