Despite the season coming to an end and the Titans missing the post-season again, we shelved our Thursday Thoughts after the news of Rick Vanderhook’s retirement broke. Now that the dust has settled we are publishing our season-ending Thursday Thoughts a little later but still the same nonetheless.
Cal State Fullerton Head Coach Rick Vanderhook has decided to retire effective December 30, 2021. We look at the reaction to the news and offer a photo gallery showcasing his contributions to Titan Baseball.
The Titans have won 11 of their last 14 games and are playing well heading into the weekend series vs. Cal State Northridge. The UC Davis series saw the Titans go 3-1 and this edition of Thursday thoughts we examine the good, the bad and the ugly coming out of the weekend.
The college baseball coaching carousel for Cal State Fullerton finally came to a stop with the news breaking that Andy Jenkins, former assistant coach for Oregon State, will join the Titan Baseball coaching staff to fill the vacated Volunteer Assistant role. Former Titan Tyler Pill also joins the coaching staff as an undergraduate assistant.
Reports are surfacing that Troy Buckley’s firing may not have been because of a lousy win/loss record but rather workplace violence against a university employee, throwing intentionally at players during batting practice and a cheating scandal that was covered up.