With over three decades of baseball experience, Coach Magno has coached and scouted at every level of the game.
Magno began his coaching career more than 30 years ago. He began in St. Petersburg, Fla., when he was invited to coach with the Jim Rice Professional Baseball School as its Director of Daily Instruction. From there, Magno went on to coach at Eckerd College in Florida for four years as an assistant coach and hitting instructor for the nationally ranked Eckerd College Tritons.
After founding the All-American Baseball Academy, which set up operation in Florida and Long Beach, Calif., Magno was hired to run California State University, Long Beach’s Showcase and Scout Camps from 1996-98.
During that time, he was also employed by the Woman’s Professional Baseball League (WBL) and became the bench coach for the Long Beach Lady Aces in 1997. In addition, from 1997-99, Magno served as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. In 1999, Magno was invited to assist the Long Beach Breakers of the Western working under the tutelage of Dodger great Steve Yeager, becoming the bench and hitting coach for the Western League Championship club in 2001.
Coach Magno started Family Sports Camps (Mister Baseball Enterprises), where he and his staff ran baseball camps, coaching clinics, and group and private baseball lessons and training. Magno during this time worked alongside Shigetoshi “Shiggy” Hasegawa (former Seattle Mariners and Anaheim Angels pitcher) in running the Minnesota Twins scout program (Major League Baseball Academy) and Hasegawa's elite orange county Mazda PTC Elite Scout Team.
Coach Magno served as the head coach at Mayfair High School, where he lead the Monsoons to three consecutive Suburban League Championships in four seasons compiling a 78-37 regular-season record and an overall record of 220-78.
From here he went on to coach at Cal State Dominguez Hills Baseball where he was the hitting coach, strength and speed coach, and catching coach and helped the team finish second in the prestigious CCAA Division 2 baseball conference state championships.
Coach Magno went on to coach at Compton College as the hitting coach for the baseball program and eventually the head softball coach.
Coach Magno has also served as an assistant coach and trainer at the Major League Baseball Academy in Compton.
Magno has coached many professional players including Jonathan Singleton (Astros), Bobby Wilson (Angels), Zack Wilson (Yankees) and Alex Newman (Royals). See his Alumni page of players who played for his elite programs which include Justin Turner, Chase and Travis d'Arnaud
Coach Magno has also earned two U.S. patents for inventing baseball training tools and products – The Lighting Stick and Deflector Glove.
Magno holds two master degrees from Concordia University, Athletic Administration and Coaching, and Exercise Science.
Coach Magno has extensive knowledge in the mental side of the game and has studied the nuances of Mental Training while observing Ken Ravissa on many occasions. Magno wrote and studied the effects of mental training on batters and did an actual study on the results of a select group of players and their batting results while at Cal State Dominguez Hills while writing his thesis for his Masters in exercise science.
Coach Magno runs the most informative and transformational camps in southern California. The camps are deliberately held to small numbers and the staff are highly trained baseball coaches who will assist each camper and help them reach the next level of play..