CSUN baseball honors Hiegert at fundraising golf event

Former Cal State Northridge athletic director and baseball coach Bob Hiegert will be honored by the baseball program at its First Pitch Dinner, part of the program’s inaugural golf tournament charity event set for Friday, Feb. 8 at Lost Canyons Golf Club.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, CSUN will host its Alumni Game at 1 p.m. at Matador Field.

Hiegert was a four-year starter for the baseball team at San Fernando Valley State College, named the Matadors’ Athlete of the Year in 1963. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1964 and his master’s in 1966.

After a brief stint in the Los Angeles Angels’ organization, Hiegert returned to SFVSC as the head baseball coach in 1965. In his 18-year tenure with the program, he led the Matadors to a 609-411-9 (.596) record, two NCAA Division II National Championships (1970, 1984), five regional titles, 11 postseason berths and six California Collegiate Athletic Association  crowns.

Hiegert was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association  Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame in 1999.

Hiegert was the CSUN men’s Athletic Director in 1978 and assumed the dual role for men’s and women’s sports from 1988-95, as the school moved from Division II to Division I status.

For more info on the golf tournament and First Pitch Dinner contact Josh Pratt at josh.pratt@csun.edu.

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