Steve Hertz (baseball coach)

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Steve Hertz
Sport(s) Baseball
Biographical details
Born (1950-10-03) October 3, 1950 (age 64)
Glendale, California
Alma mater Gonzaga University
Playing career
1969
1970-1972
1972
1973
1974
Los Angeles Pierce Brahmas
Gonzaga Bulldogs
Charlotte Twins
Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Lynchburg Twins
Position(s) Pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976-1977
1978
1979-1980
1981-2003
Gonzaga Bulldogs (asst.)
Gonzaga Bulldogs
UC Irvine Anteaters
Gonzaga Bulldogs
Head coaching record
Overall 697-678-5
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NCAA Regional Appearances (1978, 1981)
Northern Pacific Conference Regular Season Championship (1978, 1981)
WCC Coast Division Regular Season Title (2001)
Awards
Northern Pacific Conference Coach of the Year (1978, 1981)
Southern California Baseball Association Coach of the Year (1980)[1]
Pacific-10 Conference Northern Division Coach of the Year (1994)
WCC Coach of the Year (2001)
Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcaster 25-Year Award (2005)[2]

Steve Hertz (born October 3, 1950) is an American former college baseball coach. Hertz was the head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in 1978 before holding the same position at UC Irvine from 1979 to 1980.[3] Hertz returned to Gonzaga prior to the 1981 season and coached there through the end of the 2003 season.[1] Under Hertz, Gonzaga appeared in two NCAA Tournaments (1978 and 1981), six Pac-10 Northern Division Tournaments (1986–1991), and one West Coast Conference Championship Series (2001). Hertz's career head coaching record was 697-678-5.[1][2][4][5]

Hertz played college baseball at both Los Angeles Pierce College and at Gonzaga.[3] He was signed by Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins in 1972 and played three seasons of minor league baseball (1972–1974).[6][7]

Head coaching record[edit]

The following is a table of Hertz's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[4][5][8][9]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Gonzaga Bulldogs (Northern Pacific Conference) (1978–1978)
1978 Gonzaga 33-14 18-6 1st Rocky Mountain Regional
UC Irvine Anteaters (Southern California Baseball Association) (1979–1980)
1979 UC Irvine 23-26-1 8-18-1 7th
1980 UC Irvine 37-25-1 18-9 2nd
UC Irvine: 60-51-2 26-27-1
Gonzaga Bulldogs (Northern Pacific Conference) (1981–1981)
1981 Gonzaga 48-21 25-7 1st West Regional
Gonzaga Bulldogs (Pacific-10 Conference) (1982–1995)
1982 Gonzaga 30-28 10-14 5th (Northern)
1983 Gonzaga 17-34 6-18 7th (Northern)
1984 Gonzaga 23-29-1 6-14 6th (Northern)
1985 Gonzaga 26-23-1 11-13 5th (Northern)
1986 Gonzaga 30-21 13-10 2nd (Northern) Pac-10 North Tournament
1987 Gonzaga 20-32 8-16 6th (Northern) Pac-10 North Tournament
1988 Gonzaga 28-28 12-11 4th (Northern) Pac-10 North Tournament
1989 Gonzaga 27-19 15-9 t-2nd (Northern) Pac-10 North Tournament
1990 Gonzaga 37-21 13-11 4th (Northern) Pac-10 North Tournament
1991 Gonzaga 23-25 8-12 t-4th (Northern) Pac-10 North Tournament
1992 Gonzaga 22-30 14-16 5th (Northern)
1993 Gonzaga 17-36 9-21 5th (Northern)
1994 Gonzaga 29-23 14-16 5th (Northern)
1995 Gonzaga 29-25 15-15 3rd (Northern)
Gonzaga Bulldogs (West Coast Conference) (1996–present)
1996 Gonzaga 24-25 12-15 5th
1997 Gonzaga 19-33-1 7-21 8th
1998 Gonzaga 16-34 10-20 6th
1999 Gonzaga 27-23-2 14-14 2nd (West)
2000 Gonzaga 28-25 17-13 2nd (Coast)
2001 Gonzaga 28-27 17-13 1st (Coast) WCC Championship Series
2002 Gonzaga 27-29 14-16 4th (Coast)
2003 Gonzaga 26-25-1 14-16 3rd (Coast)
Gonzaga: 637-627-3 284-331
Total: 697-678-5

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Steve Hertz Back as Gonzaga Coach". The Spokane Daily Chronicle. 9 July 1980. Archived from the original on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Vlahovich, Mike (10 February 2005). "Hertz, Matlock, Tschirgi Recognized at Inland Northwest Luncheon". The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington, United States). p. C6. Archived from the original on 2012-08-11. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "#14 Steve Hertz". GoZags.com. Gonzaga Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "2012 Baseball Record Book". GoZags.com. Gonzaga Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2012-08-07. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Year-by-Year Results". 2010 UC Irvine Anteaters Baseball Media Guide. UC Irvine Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Steve Hertz Joins Twins; 3rd 'Zag'". The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington, United States). 2 July 1972. p. 4. Archived from the original on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 12 August 2012. Hard-throwing Steve Hertz became the third Gonzaga University baseball player to sign with a major league organization when he joined the Minnesota Twins following a free agent workout. 
  7. ^ "Stephen Hertz". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1979". BoydsWorld.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1980". BoydsWorld.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 12 August 2012.