Andy Diver – Head Coach
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 letterwinner 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.
John Colin – Varsity Assistant Coach
John “Turtle” Colin begins his eighth season as Assistant Varsity Coach. He strives to honor the legacy of fun-loving former Mustang captain Henry Pearson, killed by a drunk driver in April, 2009. A Mira Costa graduate, John served as Manager of the Mustangs Baseball and Football teams throughout high school and managed the football team at El Camino College.
Among his other responsibilities, he oversees the Mustang Baseball managers, works with catchers and helps with game scheduling.
Dave Williams – Varsity Assistant Coach
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.
Dylan Hatch – Junior Varsity Coach
Coach Dylan Hatch joins the Mira Costa Mustangs for his first 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.
Frank Wicks – Frosh-Soph Head Coach
Frank Wicks returns for his fifth season as the Fosh-Soph Head Coach. A former baseball and football teammate of head football coach Don Morrow at Aviation High School, coach Wicks also serves as offensive coordinator for the Mustang freshman football team. This is Frank’s eighth season of MCHS Baseball after serving as an assistant coach alongside his brother Tom.
Wicks graduated Cal State University Long Beach with a teaching degree and has spent his entire life in the South Bay. He and wife Cyndi have a son and two daughters.
Coach Brad Angeleri
Coach Angeleri starts his 15th season for Mira Costa Baseball. He also coaches Mira Costa Football. Coach Angeleri enjoys watching the development of the Frosh / Soph players throughout the season.
Coach Angeleri enjoys being married for 35 years to his wife Lori and spending time at the beach in their off time. They have a grandson who Angeleri hopes to coach in the near future.
John Giovati – Frosh Coach
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.