Serrano Officially Announces Coaching Staff
Sept. 25, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - The Cal State Fullerton baseball coaching staff is now officially set as Head Coach Dave Serrano announced Sergio Brown, Greg Bergeron and Brett Lindgren as assistant coaches, effective immediately.
"I am excited that Sergio and Greg have decided to follow me to Cal State Fullerton," Serrano stated. "The dymnamics of the three of us working together has proven successful over the past three seasons and it won't be too long before this program will be reaping the benefits of these fine coaches.
"We are also very fortunate to keep one of the finest up and coming young coaches in America in Brett Lindgren. In the short time I have known him, he has shown me that his energy and passion and for the game will make him a great asset to this program."
Brown is no stranger to the Titan family as he was part of the 1995 national championship team as an infielder and was the team's Director of Baseball Operations from 2002 to 2003.
He has spent the last three seasons as Serrano's assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at UC Irvine where his 2007 classes were nationally recognized by Baseball America (14th) and Collegiate Baseball (22nd) and proved successful as the Anteaters advanced to the College World Series for the first time in the program's history.
Prior to joining Irvine's staff, Brown coached at Cypress College from 1996-2002 when he served as the team's primary recruiting coordinator, helping the Chargers to a 1997 state championship.
Before concluding his playing career at Fullerton, Brown competed at Cal Poly Pomona from 1991-93 where the Broncos won a CCAA championship his rookie season.
Brown holds a master's degree in English from Azusa Pacific and a bachelor's degree in English from Cal State Fullerton. He lives in Whittier with his wife, Olivia, and son, Vincent.
Bergeron also joins the Titans after spending the last three seasons at UC Irvine where he was responsible for the infield and hitting instruction while also running the offense from the third base coaching box.
After stints as an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount and Cypress College, Bergeron spent seven seasons with El Camino College (1997-2003) where he was eventually promoted from Assistant to Associate Head Coach in 2002 and then Head Coach in 2003. In his only season as the skipper, Bergeron led El Camino to a school record 30-7 finish and to within one game of the state championship.
Out of Gahr High School, Bergeron began his collegiate career at Cerritos College, playing for Serrano for two seasons while earning himself first-team all-conference honors with the Falcons. After two seasons at Cerritos, Bergeron transferred to Cal State Dominguez Hills for his junior year where he was named Student-Athlete of the Year, Team MVP and conference batting champion in his only season with the Toros. Bergeron finished his eligibility with Loyola Marymount where he earned All-West Coast Conference recognition and was eventually drafted and signed by the Houston Astros.
Bergeron earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Cal State Dominguez Hills in 1993 and earned his masters degree in the same subject from Azusa Pacific in 1997. He and his wife Anne Marie live in Long Beach with their children Nicole, Natalie and Brooks.
The Santa Cruz native, Lindgren, will be in his first season as the Titans' volunteer assistant coach after serving as one of the Titans' facilities managers the past two seasons. His coaching career was kick-started last summer when he was named as an assistant coach for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwood League in Minnesota, but finished the season as the team's head coach following some mid-season departures.
A graduate of Santa Cruz High School (2001), Lindgren played two seasons and became a second-team All-Central Valley Conference infielder for Fresno City College, before transferring to East Carolina to finish his eligibility in 2004 and 2005.
Lindgren is currently working toward his bachelor's degree in kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton. He is scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2008.