Alex Hoover is in his third season on the coaching staff at CSU Bakersfield. Hoover serves as the bench coach and assists with hitting and outfield instruction with assistant coach Justin Roberts.
Hoover joined the ‘Runner program from Cal Poly where he served as the volunteer assistant coach for the Mustangs from 2010-14. Cal Poly appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2013 and 2014. Hoover worked with the outfielders and the Mustang hitters.
Hoover moved to the Mustangs’ program after serving as an assistant coach at Santa Barbara City College from 2007-10. 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, working with the hitters and was the third-base coach.
Prior to his coaching stint at SBCC, Hoover was Director of Baseball Operations at Pacific during the 2006 season. In his lone season with the Tigers, Pacific registered 30 wins. Hoover was an assistant coach for the Santa Barbara Foresters from 2010-13, which won two national championships during his time with the program.
Hoover was a second baseman for the St. Joseph High School team which went 29-0 and captured a CIF-Southern Section division title in 2007. Hoover twice led the Knights to Los Padres League championships and earned All-Los Padres League honors as a second baseman.
Hoover also was a guard on the Knights’ 1998 Los Padres League and CIF-Southern Section division title-winning basketball team. He also was a quarterback and safety on the St. Joseph football team and earned all-league honors on defense. The Knights reached the CIF-Southern Section playoffs in both Hoover’s junior and senior seasons.
Hoover went on to play one season (2001) of baseball at Santa Barbara CC and then transferred to San Francisco State and was a utility infielder for the Gators. He served as the Gators’ volunteer assistant in 2004 and 2005 while completing his bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies.