Jan. 21, 2010
Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton baseball's Dave Serrano was among 15 prominent coaches from across the country to contribute to the American Baseball Coaches Association's recently released book entitled "Practice Perfect Baseball." The book, which is now on sale, was edited by former long-time Fresno State skipper Bob Bennett.
In Practice Perfect Baseball, the game's premier collegiate coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies on every facet of practice. This authoritative guide goes beyond the stretches and drills straight to the heart of winning - effort and attitude. From structuring sessions to evaluating practice performance, the vast information allows the you to choose what you wish to implement in your program.
Serrano's 17-page chapter is entitled "Building a Pitching Staff." He is joined by Ed Cheff (Louis and Clark State), Pete Dunn (Stetson), Dan Hartleb (Illinois), Steve Jaksa (Central Michigan), Tim Jamieson (Missouri), Mark Johnson (Sam Houston State), Keith Madison (formerly of Kentucky), Sean McNally (Duke), Dave Perno (Georgia), Gary Pullins (BYU), Terry Rooney (LSU), Gary Ward (New Mexico State) and Bob Warn (Indiana State).
Serrano is in his sixth year as a Div. I head coach and third as a Titan. He has already compiled a 202-104-1 (.660) career record and has taken both the Titans and UC Irvine Anteaters to the College World Series. Serrano's two Titan teams have produced 12 All-Americans, a Big West Conference Tri-Pitcher of the Year, a pair of conference Freshman Pitchers of the Year, seven All-Big West Conference first-teamers and 13 players selected by the major leagues in its annual first-year player draft. The numbers increase substantially for Serrano when you add in his Irvine player's accomplishments; 17 major league draft picks, 17 All-Big West Conference honorees, a two-time All-American (Scott Gorgen) and the NCAA's all-time saves leader (Blair Erickson).