Cal Poly Pomona Athletics
POMONA, Calif. – Cal Poly Pomona Director of Athletics Brian Swanson announced Tuesday the hiring of Randy Betten as the head coach of the Broncos’ baseball team.
Betten, who served as an assistant at UC Riverside for the past six seasons, becomes the fifth head coach in the 51-year history of the CPP program.
“Cal Poly Pomona is particularly fortunate to have a storied history with our baseball program,” Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Doug Freer said. “I am pleased and look forward to Coach Betten’s leadership of our program going forward. During the interview process, it became apparent he was the right choice, bringing to our program the best balance of enthusiasm, pure baseball instincts, a solid relationship with the Southern California baseball community, and was strongly supported by our student-athletes.”
After the August retirement announcement of Mike Ashman, who compiled a 358-419-4 overall record during his 15 years as the Broncos’ head coach, a nationwide search was conducted. Betten proved himself as a dynamic leader and a rising talent in the coaching community.
Betten assumes control of a squad that went 26-27 overall in 2010, including an 18-22 mark within the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The CPP team last made the CCAA Tournament in 2005 and the program’s most recent appearance in the NCAA Tournament came in 1993. The Broncos captured Division II titles in 1976, 1980 and 1983.
Jimmy Ramos, who had served as interim head coach since Ashman’s departure, will remain on staff as an assistant to Betten.