Shaun Larkin, the all-conference second baseman on the Cal State Northridge baseball’s 2002 Big West championship team, has been added to new head coach Matt Curtis’ staff as an assistant coach.
Larkin, a Northridge resident, will work with hitters and infielders as well as recruiting and fundraising with Curtis and pitching coach Tim Leary.
After spending two years at Cypress Junior College and one year at Texas Tech, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Larkin hit .361 with 15 home runs, 49 RBIs and 16 doubles in 2002, his only year at CSUN, as the Matadors finished 41-17 and made it to the NCAA Regionals. He also had 59 walks and a .507 on-base percentage to go with a .668 slugging percentage.
A ninth-round pick by the Cleveland Indians, Larkin played six years of pro baseball and got as high as the Triple-A level before he was hired as a minor-league coach. His most recent jobs were as an assistant coach at Newport Harbor High School, focusing on leadership skills in the classroom, and an assistant at Orange Coast College.
== Larkin’s minor-league statistics from BaseballReference.com (linked here)