Weathers to retire from Long
Buckley to take over program
Long Beach State head coach Mike Weathers will
retire at the end of the season.
Weathers has a record of 309-198 in nine seasons
with the Dirtbags. He has led LBSU to a pair of Big West
Conference titles and five second-place finishes. Weathers had
taken the Dirtbags to six NCAA Regionals and two Super Regionals.
His teams have won at least 40 games twice and at least 35 four
other times. Weathers was twice named Big West Conference Coach
of the Year (2003, 2008).
After two seasons as head coach at Utah (1980-81)
and nine at Chapman (1984-92), Weathers went to LBSU as an
assistant in 1993.
Associate head coach Troy Buckley will become
head coach at the conclusion of the 2010 season. He returned to
LBSU prior to this season after serving as coordinator of minor
league pitching with the Pittsburgh Pirates for two years.
Buckley was pitching coach for the Dirtbags from 2002-07.
Long Beach State is 21-23 overall and 7-8 in the
Big West, tied for fourth in the conference standings.