NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
After serving as the program's director of community relations during the 2014 season Matt Hiserman has been named as an assistant coach for the CSUN baseball team, head coach Greg Moore announced Thursday. Hiserman will transition into his new role for the upcoming fall season.
"We added one of the best young teachers in college baseball today. Born in Simi Valley and attending high school in Orange County, Coach Hiserman knows the area well," said Moore. "In a different role over the past year his versatility has helped CSUN Baseball in so many ways, from designing on-field conditioning to his impressive work in the Valley community. He now moves to the field. Coach Hiserman's ability to communicate details and teach the big picture will offer our catchers, and all Matadors, a unique chance to develop as players and people."
In addition to taking on responsibilities as the team's catching coach, Hiserman will assist with the pitching staff and help in the development and implementation of the on-field conditioning program. He will also continue coordinating the Matadors' community service efforts and the Diamond University Leadership program.
"I am thankful for the opportunity that Coach Moore has given me to expand my role within the Matador Baseball family. I look forward to bringing my desire to improve everyday to the players both on and off the field."
Prior to joining the Matadors Hiserman spent the 2011-2012 baseball season as the University of San Francisco Dons Director of Baseball Operations. In this role Hiserman was integral in all of the programs daily operations, including travel, budget, fundraising and community service.
Hiserman has also previously spent two summers as a coach in collegiate summer leagues. In 2012 he spent the summer as the pitching coach for the Green Bay Bullfrogs in the Northwoods League. During that season the Bullfrogs pitching staff led the Northwoods League in earned run average, strikeout-to-walk ratio, and several other key categories. The Bullfrogs finished the season with the third most strikeouts in the history of the Northwoods League. In the summer of 2011 he served as the associate head coach for the Fontenatti Athletics in the Far West Collegiate Baseball League.
As a player, Hiserman began his college baseball career at Santa Clara University in 2007 in one of the nation's top recruiting classes. During his sophomore year he sat out after transferring to the University of San Francisco. In the spring of 2009 Hiserman emerged as one of the top pitchers on the West Coast when he ranked among West Coast Conference leaders in wins, innings pitched, earned run average, strikeouts, complete games, and lowest opponent batting average.
He followed that up by competing in the prestigious Cape Cod summer league, earning an Orleans Firebirds team award for outstanding performance on and off the field. Hiserman capped off his career at USF in 2011 as the Dons competed in the UCLA regional, the second in school history.
Hiserman received his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of San Francisco in 2010 and completed his masters in sports management from USF in 2012.