Greg Bergeron begins his fourth season as an assistant coach at
Cal State Fullerton and will again handle the offense from the
third base coaching box. In addition to his offensive duties,
Bergeron also spearheads the Titans recruiting efforts and is in
charge of the Titan infielders.
Bergeron, 40, came to Fullerton in 2008 with Head Coach Dave
Serrano after three successful seasons as the third base coach at
Big West Conference rival UC Irvine.
Since taking over the offense in 2008, the Titans have improved
their batting average 60 points, up to .337 in 2010 (the
second-highest mark in school history) and have been a mainstay
atop the Big West in on-base and slugging percentage, runs scored,
sacrifices and stolen bases.
In 2010, the Titans ranked 17th in the nation in batting average
and finished in the Top 10 in the nation in hits (9th) and
sacrifice bunts (6th). In 2009, the Titans ranked third in the
country in sacrifice bunts led by infielder Joe Scott, who totaled
more than any Div. I player (25) and set a Fullerton school record
in doing so.
Bergeron's "pressure" offense continues on the base paths where
his three Titan squads have stolen no less than a Big West leading
112 bases. The result: two Top 10 all-time totals in the Fullerton
record book in 2008 and 2009 and a pair of Top 10 national rankings
those same years.
On the defensive side, Bergeron's work with the infielders has
paid off. Large-in-part to infield's play, the Titans have posted
the third- (2009, .976) and sixth-best (2008 and 2010, .972)
all-time fielding percentages in school history on Bergeron's
watch, while ranking in the nation's Top 25 twice in the same
While at Irvine, Bergeron's offensive strategy was also
extremely proficient as the Anteaters led the Big West in nearly
every major category except doubles, home runs and walks. The
Anteaters also shattered the school record for stolen bases and set
new highs for sacrifices and sacrifice flies. Irvine's 140 stolen
bases in 2007 ranked eighth in the nation and nearly tripled the
next best Big West competitor and helped them reach the College
World Series for the first time in their program's existence.
Prior to Irvine, Bergeron spent seven seasons (1998-2004) at El
Camino College in Torrance, Calif., where he was eventually
promoted to head coach in his final year. In his only season as the
Warriors' skipper, Bergeron led El Camino to a school record 30-7
finish and to within one game of a state championship. During his
tenure, he helped more than 50 players earn scholarships at
four-year colleges, 30 of whom ended up at Division I schools.
Bergeron's coaching career began in 1996 with a one-season stint
at Loyola Marymount before moving over to Cypress College where he
coached along side Brown and helped guide the Chargers to the
California Community College State Championship.
He has seen over 40 of his former players drafted by major
league teams with his most notable being a pair of Titan 2010
first-round draft picks in Christian Colon (Kansas City) and Gary
Brown (San Francisco), and a third being 2000 first-rounder Robert
After prepping at Gahr High School and earning first-team
all-conference honors at Cerritos College, Bergeron played two
seasons at Cal State Dominguez Hills where he was named the Toros'
Student-Athlete of the Year and Team MVP. He was the conference
batting champion his junior year. Bergeron finished his eligibility
in 1994 with Loyola Marymount, where he earned All-West Coast
Conference recognition. He eventually signed a free-agent contract
with the Houston Astros in 1995.
Bergeron earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from
Cal State Dominguez Hills in 1993 and his master's degree in the
same subject from Azusa Pacific in 1997. He and his wife, Anne
Marie, live in Long Beach with their twin daughters, Nicole and
Natalie (10), and their son, Brooks (4).