Alex Hoover, a St. Joseph High School graduate in nearby Santa Maria, was hired in the fall of 2010 as Cal Poly’s volunteer assistant coach after serving the previous four years as an assistant coach under Teddy Warrecker at Santa Barbara City College.
Hoover helped SBCC to four consecutive winning seasons and a 102-65 overall mark. The Vaqueros won the Western State Conference’s North Division title in 2001 and qualified for the California Community College state playoffs in both 2007 and 2008. He was the team’s infield coach, worked with the hitters and was the third-base coach.
Hoover was an assistant coach for the Santa Barbara Foresters the last two summers. The Foresters posted a 40-9 record, won the California Collegiate League championship and finished third in the National Baseball Congress World Series in 2010 and, last summer, captured the CCL title again as well as the NBC World Series for the third time.