Dave Snow

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Dave Snow
Playing career
1969–1970Cerritos College
1971–1972Cal Poly
Position(s)Third baseman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1977Cal State Fullerton (asst)
1978–1982Los Angeles Valley College
1983–1984Cal State Fullerton (asst)
1985–1988Loyola Marymount
1989–2001Long Beach State
Head coaching record
Overall828–413–5
TournamentsNCAA: 41–29
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Awards

David Snow is a former American college baseball coach. He served as head coach of the Loyola Marymount Lions baseball team, leading them to the 1986 College World Series and later as the head coach of the Long Beach State 49ers baseball team, whom he led to the College World Series in 1989, 1991, 1993, and 1998. He retired from coaching in 2001 after a 29 year career that also included a head coaching job at Los Angeles Valley College and time as an assistant to Cal State Fullerton coach Augie Garrido.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Snow played third base at Bellflower High School in Bellflower, California. He was drafted in the 17th round of the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros.[3] Snow decided not to sign with Houston, and attended Cerritos College. Snow was the third baseman for the Falcons for the 1969 and 1970 seasons.[4] He would go on to play two seasons at Cal Poly under Augie Garrido. He lead the Mustangs in doubles (8) and RBIs (31) in 1971.

Coaching career[edit]

Snow followed Garrido to Cal State Fullerton, where he became an assistant.[5] In 1978, he left to become the head coach at Los Angeles Valley College. He went 156–41 at Los Angeles Valley, winning four consecutive conference championships.[6] He returned to assisting at Cal State Fullerton in 1983 and 1984, before leaving to become the head coach of the Loyola Marymount Lions baseball team in 1985.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Los Angeles Valley Monarchs (Metropolitan Conference) (1978–1982)
Los Angeles Valley: 156–41
Loyola Marymount Lions (West Coast Athletic Conference) (1985–1988)
1985 Loyola Marymount 27–28 12–12 4th
1986 Loyola Marymount 50–15 19–5 T-1st College World Series
1987 Loyola Marymount 36–21–1 10–12–1 4th
1988 Loyola Marymount 48–18 18–6 3rd Midwest Regional
Loyola Marymount: 161–82–1 59–35
Long Beach State Dirtbags (Big West Conference) (1989–2001)
1989 Long Beach State 50–15 17–4 1st College World Series
1990 Long Beach State 36–22–1 12–9 4th
1991 Long Beach State 45–22 14–7 2nd College World Series
1992 Long Beach State 37–20–1 18–5 1st Central Regional
1993 Long Beach State 46–19 17–4 1st College World Series
1994 Long Beach State 41–19 16–5 1st Midwest II Regional
1995 Long Beach State 39–25–1 16–5 2nd West Regional
1996 Long Beach State 34–26 15–6 1st Central I Regional
1997 Long Beach State 39–26 22–8 1st (South) South I Regional
1998 Long Beach State 43–23–1 23–7 2nd (South) College World Series
1999 Long Beach State 35–25 19–11 3rd NCAA Regional
2000 Long Beach State 31–25 18–12 T-3rd
2001 Long Beach State 35–23 11–7 3rd NCAA Regional
Long Beach State: 511–290–4 218–90
Total: 828–413–5

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Arritt & Gary Klein (June 30, 2001). "Long Beach State's Snow Announces Retirement". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Gary Klein (May 29, 1988). "The Renovator : Baseball Program at Loyola Thrives With Snow at Helm". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Houston Astros 1968 Draft". www.astrosdaily.com. Astros Daily. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "College mourns the loss of legendary coach". www.cerritosfalcons.com. Cerritos College. November 19, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Zach Helfand (May 29, 2017). "The road to Cal State Fullerton baseball greatness is littered with parking tickets". www.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Brian Landman (February 27, 1986). "New Coach Brings Winning Ways to Baseball at Loyola". www.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 9, 2019.