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COACHES

The coaches at Mira Costa come from the world of baseball, all with impressive resumes and years of experience coaching and playing baseball through all the ranks. The 2023 season has some outstanding talent and should be an exciting year for the players.

Andy Diver

Head Coach

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Head Coach Andy Diver arrives at Mira Costa High School after a one-year stint at Windward. 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 17-year-old daughter Emma.

DAVE WILLIAMS

Assistant Coach - Varsity

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Coach Williams is married to his beautiful soulmate of 26 years, Lynne. Together they have three kids: Tyler, Mathew and Meghan. Williams played at Chaminade HS ini 1980 and Pierce College in ’80-’81. He was an All Metro centerfielder in ’81-’82 at Central Arizona College.

 

In 1982, Coach Williams was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers. He played shortstop in ’82-’84 at Cal State Northridge going on to win the College World Series DII in 1984. Williams was then drafted by the Minnesota Twins and spent three years in the minor leagues.

 

He was inducted into the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame in 2017. In 2018, Coach Williams took Hermosa and Manhattan Beach Juniors to the Little league WS.

DYLAN HATCH

Assistant Coach - Varsity

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Coach Dylan Hatch is back with the Mira Costa Mustangs for his second 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 long time girlfriend Bridgett.

KELSO BURKE

Assistant Coach - Varsity

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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 first 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.

TY CONRAD

Assistant Coach - Varsity

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Ty Conrad was born in Torrance, CA. and graduated from Mira Costa High School in 2016 where he played baseball and earned varsity letters in 2015 and 2016. Ty attended El Camino College and was named to South Coast Conference First Team in 2017 and South Coast Conference Second Team in 2019.

His favorite movie is Catch Me If You Can, favorite food is cheeseburgers, favorite music is country, favorite professional sports teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Chargers and favorite sports moment was hitting a three-run home run in the playoffs for El Camino JC. Ty enjoys weightlifting and was a Communications & Media Technologies major.

JEREMY FARRAYE

Assistant Coach - Varsity

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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. 

BRAD ANGELERI

Head Coach - Jr. Varsity

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Coach Angeleri starts his 22nd 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

FRANK WICKS

Head Coach - Frosh/Soph

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Frank Wicks returns for his 11th 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 42 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." :)

JOHN GIOVATI

Assistant Coach - Frosh/Soph

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With five sons, John Giovati has been involved in youth baseball for many years, coaching his sons’ teams as the boys moved through the youth baseball ranks. He also was the Varsity Baseball Head Coach for Bishop Diego High School in the early 1980s.

John played baseball for Mira Costa, graduating in 1973.

BILL FOURNELL

Assistant Coach - Frosh/Soph

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Entering his third 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. 

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