Rousey out at Cal-State Northridge

NorthridgeLogo Steve Rousey will not be returning to the Cal-State Northridge dugout next season after going 29-27 and 9-15 in Big West play in 2010. We spoke with Rousey before the 2009 season which can be checked out by clicking here. The full press release from Cal-State Northridge is below.

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Northridge, Calif. - Steve Rousey, who recently completed his eighth season (2010) as head coach of the Cal State Northridge baseball team, will not return next year, Director of Athletics Rick Mazzuto announced today.

"This is never an easy decision, but after a thorough review of the Matador baseball program, it has been determined the program needs to move in a different direction," said Mazzuto. "The University and I greatly appreciate the hard work and contributions Steve has made during his eight seasons as head coach at Cal State Northridge."

In eight seasons as head coach at CSUN, Rousey’s teams compiled a 169-278-1 overall record and a 48-129 ledger in the Big West Conference.

Previous to his head coaching duties at CSUN, Rousey served as an assistant coach for the Matadors in 2001 and 2002.

A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.