Cal has a new head baseball coach, and its someone that Golden Bears fans should be familiar with. It was announced Wednesday that Mike Neu will be the new head man in Berkeley, taking over for long-time head coach David Esquer, who last month took the same position at cross-town rival Stanford.
The Cal Baseball Twitter account announced the news:
— Cal Baseball (@Cal_Baseball) July 5, 2017
New was the pitching coach with the Bears from 2012-15, leading Cal to have one of the most formidable pitching staffs in the conference during his tenure. In his lone season coaching at Pacific, he guided the Tigers to 22 wins (its most in more than 10 years) and a 12-15 record in conference.
Neu was drafted in the 29th round of the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft by the Cincinnati Reds. He made his major league debut in 2003 as a relief pitcher with the Oakland A’s, appearing in 32 games with an ERA of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.64. He also played professionally for the Florida (now Miami) Marlins in 2004.
Cal has only been to the postseason once in the past six years.