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..
Coach Hoffman is very familiar with the game of baseball and specializes in the art of pitching. While playing college ball at Hope International University Coach Hoffman was blessed to make an appearance in the NAIA world Series as a relief pitcher. Hoffman then transferred to Waldorf University in Forest City Iowa where he became a top of the rotation starter and helped lead his team to it best single season record in the history of the program. Coach Hoffman was drafted at the end of his senior year by the San Diego Padres.
Coach Hoffman has a strong bloodline in baseball with Dylan's twin brother Drake who has coached at Whittier Christian and at Esperanza high School. His father Glenn Hoffman played professionally and coached in the big leagues for over 30 years with the Boston Red Sox, The Angels, The Dodgers, and the San Diego Padres.
Dylan Hoffman's uncle Trevor Hoffman is an MLB hall of Fame saves leader who spent most of his MLB years with the San Diego Padres and finished his career with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Coach Hoffman is now the Pitching Coach of Westcliff University of Irvine a strong NAIA program.
Dylan is heading up the OC FIELD RATS squad and is vigorously recruiting and determined to win the Sunset Collegiate League,
Coach McDonald was the recruiting coordinator for OCC for 6 years under the Late Coach John Altobelli. Coach Nick began his coaching career in 2006 with the California Rockies baseball club. In 2007, he helped guide his team to the AABC Mickey Mantle State Championship, the Western Regionals and the World Series and in 2008, he led his team to the Mickey Mantle and Connie Mack State Finals.
McDonald coached two years at San Dimas High School, and in 2009, his team won the CIF Division IV Championships. In addition to his time at OCC, McDonald also coached as an assistant with the MAZDA PTC Scout team owned by Shigetoshi Hasegawa during the off season with the Pirates.
As a player, McDonald attended the University of LaVerne, where he was a standout player for the Leopards. From there, he played for the Houston Astros Scout Team.
Nick, who is married to Courtney and lives in Corona with his two dogs, enjoys working out, traveling and attending college sporting events in his spare time.