Keith Ramsey – Head Coach
Keith Ramsey takes over the reins of Mira Costa Baseball in his first year with the program. Keith was born and raised in Westchester, California and attended Loyola high school where he starred as both a goalkeeper on the CIF 1998 championship soccer team and was an all league baseball player for the Cubs. After high school, Ramsey attended Los Angeles Harbor College and competed as both a pitcher and outfielder, earning a scholarship to the University of Florida. Ramsey was an All-SEC selection.
After being drafted his junior season by the Cincinnati Reds, he returned to school to play his senior year and earn his degree in English. Following the 2002 season for the Gators, Ramsey was drafted in the 10th round by the Cleveland Indians and played eleven years of professional baseball for five different MLB organizations up to the AAA level.
After his playing career, Ramsey coached for Manhattan Beach Little League and other travel teams. In 2016 he made his high school coaching debut at Crossroads school and doubled the Roadrunners’ win total that season. Following that success, the opportunity to become a Mustang was too hard to pass up. Ramsey took on the role as Varsity Head Coach for the Mira Costa Baseball program. He currently resides in Westchester with his wife Meagan and young son Bodhi.
Warren Trott – Varsity Assistant
Warren Trott returns for his third year as Mira Costa varsity assistant. Native of the South Bay, Trott graduated from West Torrance high school where he was the warrior shortstop earning Daily Breeze all-area honors his junior and senior seasons. He led West Torrance to back to back Bay League championships and advanced to the CIF Semi-Finals each year prompting the Detroit Tigers to select him in the 47th round of the 1998 MLB Draft.
He attended UCLA on a baseball scholarship instead, playing five seasons and was named All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention. In 2003, he left UCLA after earning his bachelors degree in History. Trott works with the infielders and hitters for the Varsity team.
John Colin – Varsity Assistant
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.
Chris Costley – Coach
Chris Costley joins the program in his first year as a high school coach. Chris starred as a shortstop at Chaminade High School moving on to play at both St. Mary’s and Pepperdine University in the West Coast Conference.
Chris brings an array of knowledge for all facets of the game and specializes in infield play. He is married with two children, both Mustang athletes.
Andre Van Gerwen – Junior Varsity Head Coach
Andre Van Gerwen takes over the role as Junior Varsity Head Coach and his first year with the Mustang program. Andre is a well-respected coach in the South Bay working with Bishop Montgomery High School and the Sand Gnats Baseball Club.
Andre played his high school ball at El Segundo and brings a wealth of knowledge to the program. He now works for Perfect Play Athletics creating camp and club opportunities for kids throughout Southern California. He is a welcome addition to the coaching staff.
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 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.
Mira Costa Baseball is lucky to have Coach Stretch who helps players with the all too often overlooked mental aspects of the game. Stretch, as the kids call him, is a sports performance coach and train psychotherapist. He works with the other coaches and players on team building and counsels players to help them deal with the pressure of performance. His approach includes team talks on mental preparation and individual, on-field counseling. His encourages the kids to have a process: “One pitch, one play, one point,” instead of focusing on the entire outcome of a game or season.
A talented football and baseball player at Esperanza High School in orange county, Stretch played baseball at UC Davis and professionally in independent league ball. After graduating from UC Davis with a degree in political science, he pursued a masters degree in social work. He also works with the cross country and volleyball programs and has a local practice helping athletes in the South Bay.
Coach Joel Weeks in currently in his second year with the Varsity team. He is native to the South Bay having gone to West Torrance High School (1999-2003). He went on to play at El Camino College (2003-05), where he was a 2nd Team All-League shortstop and pitcher and the Daily Breeze Player of the Year in 2003. Coach Weeks then played for Cypress College (2005-06) and became a 1st Team All-League third baseman. Later, he played for Cal State Fullerton (2006-08), where he played second and third base for the Titans. The 2007 Titans enjoyed a trip to the 2007 College World Series that same year.
Coach Weeks signed with the San Francisco Giants and played for the AA Giants team from 2008-13. He played all nine positions in a game.
Isaac has spent his whole life either on or in close proximity to a baseball diamond. However those fields have rarely been close to home. Growing up and playing his prep career near Boulder, Colorado, his summer teams traveled across the USA.
Upon finishing high school with All-State honors as a pitcher, Isaac pursued the opportunity to play college baseball at Seminole State College in Oklahoma where he was honored as an Academic All-American at Seminole. During the summer of 2015, Isaac played with the Alameda Merchants in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League. In his 24 innings pitched, he recorded 7 saves, 20 strikeouts and finished with an ERA of 1.12. He earned a scholarship to play at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to continue his career as a college pitcher. At Hawaii, Isaac met his wife, Heather Boyan, who is currently pursuing a career in professional beach volleyball.
Isaac offers his pitching expertise as the Varsity and JV pitching coordinator. He hopes to continue to impact the next generation of Mustangs and instill in them the tools and skills necessary to grow as a men of character and hard working baseball players.
Coach Spencer Kreisberg is an alumnus of Tigard High School in Tigard, OR, before studying Kinesiology at San Francisco State University. He received his teaching credential at Long Beach State and now teaches PE as the Athletic Director at Hermosa Valley School.
Spencer ranks in the Top 10 in Innings Pitched and Strikeouts in SFSU Gators program history. After college, he played professionally in Sweden and England and has been a member of the Great Britain national baseball team since 2011, playing in multiple European Championships and most recently the 2016 World Baseball Classic qualifier in Brooklyn.
This will be Spencer’s 1st year on staff at Mira Costa.