June 28, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Littleton to lead program at BYU


Mike Littlewood, head coach at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah, has been hired as head coach at BYU.


For the past 16 seasons, Littlewood posted a record of 563-238 (.702) at Dixie State. His teams won eight league titles and made four appearances in the National Junior College World Series. The Red Storm won a national championship in 2004 and was runner-up in 2001. Littlewood was National JUCO Coach of the Year in 2004.


Littlewood played third base for BYU from 1985-88. He was All-WAC as a junior and senior and All-Region in 1988. Littlewood was taken in the 27th round of the 1988 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and played one season in their organization.


As well as working at Dixie State, Littlewood also coached at Alta High School and led the Zion Pioneerzz (a minor league team in St. George, Utah) to the 2001 Western Baseball League title. Littlewood has also officiated NCAA basketball for 16 years, including three Sweet 16 and two Elite 8 appearances.


Littlewood has a bachelor’s degree from BYU in secondary education/physical education. He and his wife, Dani, have four children: Tyson, Nathan, Marcus and Mica. Marcus was selected in the second round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners.