MARK MAGDALENO - BIO
Coach Mark "Mags" Magdaleno joined the coaching staff as Head Coach in 2016. He began his coaching career in 1983 as an assistant coach at Ventura College Magdaleno served on staff for the 83-84-85 seasons.
In 1986 Magdaleno was named the head coach at Temple Christian High School. He led them to a league title in 1986.
Following a brief two-year hiatus from coaching Magdaleno returned to coaching in 1989 at Santa Paula High School as their head baseball coach from 1989-1991. After leading the Cardinals to a CIF Playoff berth in 1991, Magdaleno returned to the college game taking a position at California Lutheran University as an assistant coach under Rich Hill (currently head baseball coach at University of San Diego). In three seasons the Kingsmen were 3-time SCIAC champions, 2-time Western Regional Champions and included two trips to the NCAA Division III World Series.
In 1995 Magdaleno returned to his roots to accept a coaching position at Ventura College where he worked with the only State Player of the Year in Ventura College baseball history, Brandon Knight (New York Yankees, New York Mets, United States Olympic Team).
In 1996 Magdaleno moved to Colorado and returned to head coaching at Arvada High School. During a four-year span from 1996-1999, the program lost only 17 games, won two league championships, and earned four playoff berths. Magdaleno being named League Coach of the Year twice.
After a year away from coaching, Magdaleno was offered and accepted the position as head coach at Centaurus High School in Colorado where he would coach from 2001-2004. He again won two more league titles and earned two more league Coach of the Year awards.
In 2005 Magdaleno served as the Manager of the Alexandria Beetles in the prestigious Northwoods Collegiate Summer League, considered to be amongst the premier destinations for college players to play wood bat only summer baseball.
After moving back to California in summer of 2006, Magdaleno returned to Ventura College as an assistant coach from 2007-2010. VC advanced to the SoCal Regional Tournament two times in that span, winning two playoff games, the first in school history.
In 2011 the opportunity to return to his alma mater and be the head coach at Buena High School brought Magdaleno back to the high school game. From 2011-2014 Magdaleno served as the head coach for the Bulldogs, winning a Channel League title and reaching four straight CIF-SS Playoffs, including a run to the quarterfinals in 2011.
For the 2014 -2015 season Coach Magdaleno returned for his fourth stint to Ventura College coaching staff, where he assisted in running the Pirates offense (strategy and coordination), coaching the catchers and called all in game pitches.
Additionally, Magdaleno runs the Magdaleno Baseball School in Vancouver, WA, where he specializes in private instruction on individual skills (hitting, pitching, catching, fielding) while running youth camps, clinics and youth travel teams.
Magdaleno is a graduate of Buena High School where he was standout baseball player and football player as a catcher and quarterback. He attended Westmont College where he was a starter at catcher and earned his Bachelor's of Arts degree in History.
2015-Present: Clark College - Penguins, Vancouver, WA; Head Coach
2014-15: Ventura College, Ventura, CA; Assistant Coach
offensive strategies, hitters, catchers and calling pitches during games
2011-2014: Buena HS – Bulldogs, Ventura, CA; Head Baseball Coach
2014 Channel League Champions
Four consecutive CIF Playoff appearances
2006 to 2010 - Ventura College – Pirates, Ventura, CA; Assistant Coach
Responsibilities included hitters, offense, calling pitches
Two Playoff appearances
Member of first team to win a community college playoff game
School record of 377 runs produced in a single season
2005 Northwoods League - Alexandria Beetles, Alexandria, MN; Manager
2001-2004 Centaurus HS – Warriors, Lafayette, CO; Head Baseball Coach
2002 Skyline Conference Champions
2002 Skyline Coach Of the Year
2001 Skyline Conference Champions
2001 Skyline Coach of the Year
Three playoff appearances
Final Four appearance
Two Regional appearances
1996-1999 Arvada HS – Reds, Arvada, CO; Head Baseball Coach
1999 Jefferson County Conference Champions
1999 Jefferson County Coach of the Year
1998 Jefferson County Conference Champions
1998 Jefferson County Coach of the Year
Four consecutive playoff appearances
One Final Four appearance
Two Regional appearances
1995 Ventura College – Pirates, Ventura, CA; Assistant Coach
Responsibilities include catchers, hitters, calling pitches
1992-1994–Cal Lutheran University – Kingsmen, Thousand Oaks, CA; Assistant Coach
Responsibilities include catchers, hitters
1992 S.C.I.A.C. Conference Champions
1992 NCAA Division III Western Regional Champions
1992 NCAA College World Series
1993 S.C.I.A.C. Conference Champions
1993 NCAA Division III Western Regional Champions,
1993 NCAA College World Series
1994 S.C.I.A.C. Conference Champions
1994 NCAA Division III Western Regional
1989-1991 Santa Paula HS – Cardinals, Santa Paula, CA; Head Baseball Coach
1991 CIF Playoffs
1986 Temple Christian HS – Knights, Ventura, CA; Head Baseball Coach
Heritage League Champions
CIF Playoff appearance
1983-1985 Ventura College – Pirates, Ventura, CA; Assistant Baseball Coach
Responsibilities include catchers and outfielders
Magdaleno Baseball School