Jordon Twohig is in his second season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal State Northridge. Twohig serves as the Matadors hitting coach, outfield instructor, and offensive coordinator-running the CSUN offense.
Since coming to Northridge, Twohig has made an immediate impact. His first full recruiting haul at CSUN – the class of 2014- was nationally recognized as one of the ‘Top Recruiting Classes in the Western Region’, according to Baseball America. On the field, the offensive strike outs greatly decreased by almost a hundred from the previous two seasons. under Twohig’ s tutelage, outfielder Nick Blaser hit .302 with 55 hits, 8 multi-RBI games and 15 multi-hit games. Blaser recorded 8 assists tying him 5th nationally among all outfielders. Also having a good season under Twohig’ s watch was outfielder Chester Pak, who saw his batting average increase .20 points (.292) from 2013. Pak led the DORS with 61 hits, 10 doubles and 28 RBI.
Before coming to coming to CSUN in 2013, Twohig spent the previous three seasons at the University of Washington. While at Washington, Twohig aided in the program’s recruiting and academic efforts off the field. In 2011. Twohig assisted in amassing a nationally recognized recruiting class for Washington (#30) , according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. This class included 7 players who were selected in the 2014 MLB draft in June. In 2013, the Huskies recorded the highest team GPA (3.00) in the program’s history. On the field Twohig assisted in the hitting efforts, coached third base and coached the Husky outfielders. Four of his outfielders signed professional contracts along with five earning All-Pac 12 honors in his time in Seattle.
Twohig came to the University of Washington after leading Ohlone College, in Fremont, Calif., to the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championship in 2010. The win was the first state championship at Ohlone College in any team sport. Twohig’ s 2010 team went 37-10 overall and were 20-5 in Coast Conference play. Ohlone College finished the year ranked # 3 in the nation according to Perfect Game USA's junior college poll. Twohig was honored as the 2010 ABCA Diamond/National Coach of the Year. Ohlone also boasted eight all-conference players, including two all-American selections, the state's pitcher of the year and three players who were selected in the Major League Draft. The Renegades hit .314 overall and finished in the top 10 in every major offensive category including second in home runs.
In 2009, Twohig guided the Renegades to their first league title in 18 years and a trip to the state super-regionals in his first season as a head coach. Twohig was named the Coast Conference Coach of the Year, while the team finished ranked No. 19 in the nation, notching eight first-team all-league selections. The Renegades hit .328 as a team, and finished in the top five of California in home runs, RBI, stolen bases, hits, and doubles.
In his three seasons at Ohlone, Twohig guided the Renegades to a 94-43 record, winning two regional championships, a super-regional championship, and a state title, while helping bolster a team GPA of 3.2. A total of 41 players moved onto to four-year schools in that time. He spent the 2007-08 season as the Associate Head Coach and recruiting coordinator at Ohlone before taking over as Head Coach in 2008.
Twohig came to Ohlone after serving as an assistant coach at St. Mary's College of California in Moraga, Calif., for two seasons. He began his coaching career in 2003 as an assistant coach at Feather River Community College in Quincy, Calif.
Twohig played his college ball first at Feather River CC as an outfielder before earning a full scholarship to Bellevue University (Omaha, Neb.). He finished up his career with York College of Nebraska, where he hit .363 with seven home runs and 61 RBIs as a senior in 2003. In both 2002 and 2003, York reached the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament and Twohig was named to the All-Conference team both seasons while earning Academic All-American honors in 2002 with a 4.0 GPA.
Twohig earned his bachelor’s degree, with honors, in education with an emphasis in secondary education and physical education from York College in 2003. He completed his master’s degree in sports administration from United State Sports Academy in 2004.
He and his wife Nicole reside in Porter Ranch, Calif.