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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | June 22, 2011
On the last days of the Costa Mesa High baseball season, Coach Jim Kiefer talked about next year and how so many players planned to return. Kiefer has decided he will not join them next season. Kiefer informed his players on Wednesday that he stepped down as coach to concentrate on being the boys' athletic director, and to pursue his master's degree and to spend time with his family. Kiefer led the Mustangs for six seasons, guiding them to the Orange Coast League title two years ago. The league crown was the program's first since 1978 and one of Kiefer's finest moments.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 21, 2013
A week ago, Patrick Murphy posted a photo on Facebook of him standing behind two of his Newport Harbor High standout pitchers, Shaun Vetrovec and Connor Seabold, on national signing day. On Thursday, Murphy found himself out of the picture as their baseball coach. Murphy said he is no longer the Sailors' coach. "I'm not in a position to comment at this time," Murphy said when asked why he isn't coaching at Newport Harbor, where he also teaches. Murphy won't get to coach Vetrovec and Seabold, who signed letters of intent with UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton, respectively, for their senior years at Newport Harbor.
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By Joe Haakenson, Special to the Daily Pilot | October 29, 2011
University High's Chris Conlin was diagnosed with cancer last month, but the long-time high school coach is maintaining a positive outlook in an effort to beat it. Conlin, University High's baseball coach for the past 23 years, learned he had squamous cell carcinoma in his neck in September. He had surgery to remove the mass soon after and just this week began a seven-week program of radiation and chemotherapy therapy. Conlin is still at school for now, continuing his duties as co-Athletic Director and an assistant coach on the varsity football team.
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September 28, 2002
Barry Faulkner Kirk Bauermeister has resigned as baseball coach and boys athletic director at Costa Mesa High to become an assistant principal at the school. Bauermeister, a Costa Mesa alumnus who has coached the Mustangs baseball team in two separate tours covering 13 seasons, said final confirmation of his new position awaits approval by the school board. But he said the school has begun the process of hiring a new boys athletic director, as well as a baseball coach.
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June 8, 2004
Scott Mallernee, a volunteer assistant at the University of Michigan the last two seasons, has been named baseball coach at Vanguard University, the school announced Monday. Mallernee, 27, replaces Kevin Kasper, who resigned after nine seasons. Mallernee was a volunteer assistant coach in 2002 at the University of Kansas and spent the 2001 season as an assistant at Eastern Kentucky. He earned a master's degree in education at Mississippi State University, where he served as a baseball intern in 2000.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 16, 2013
Irvine police have arrested a high school baseball coach suspected of posing as a female on Facebook and convincing underage boys to send him sexual pictures of themselves. Zachary Reeder, 30, of Orange set up a fake profile using a photo of a blonde female, police said, and used the social networking site to form relationships with his victims. Reeder was arrested Saturday on suspicion of lewd conduct with a child, possession and distribution of child pornography, and child annoyance.
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February 22, 2013
COSTA MESA - Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli collected his 500th win in dramatic fashion Friday at OCC. The Pirates scored with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning on a game-winning run-scoring single by Manny Argomaniz, which brought in Zach Nehrir. Altobelli became the 24th coach in California Community College baseball history to win 500-or-more games. Nehrir went three for four. Argomaniz was two for five and Cody Bruder went two for four for OCC (11-2)
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April 17, 2014
UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie will be honored for his 1,000th career win Friday prior to the first pitch against San Diego State. Gillespie, in his 27th season of coaching at the Division I level, logged the milestone victory Feb. 23 against Long Beach State with a 7-2 decision. The American Baseball Coaches Assn. Hall of Fame skipper is one of 16 Division I coaches to have reached the milestone. He has 1,020 victories going into Thursday's game against San Diego State.
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April 15, 2011
Rob Wigod turned 52 Friday, the same day the CIF Southern Section named him as its new commissioner. Wigod will take over as commissioner of the largest section in the state that runs high school athletics on Aug. 2 for Jim Staunton, who is retiring after 11 years on the job. Wigod will be the ninth commissioner in the section's history. For almost 40 years, Wigod has been involved with the section as a player, coach and administrator. He is currently an assistant commissioner.
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By Lauren Williams and Jeremiah Dobruck | February 16, 2013
An Irvine baseball coach used Facebook to convince minors to send him pornographic images, prosecutors alleged Monday. Zachary Reeder, 30, of Orange, was charged with 110 felonies, including 34 counts each of distributing pornography to a minor, contacting a child with the intent to commit a lewd act and using a minor for sex acts. Other charges include six felony counts of committing a lewd act upon a child and one felony count of bringing obscene material into California. Some of the 35 known victims were 14 or 15, according to court documents.
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