Baseball Coach Retires After 13 Years at Long Beach St.

Dave Snow was 671-373-5 in 17 years as a Division-I coach.


June 29, 2001

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Long Beach State baseball coach Dave Snow announced his retirement Friday after 13 years with the program.

Mike Weathers, Snow's longtime assistant who was also the team's associate head coach last season, was promoted to head coach. Weathers' promotion will take effect Aug. 1, and Troy Buckley will stay on as an assistant.

Snow was 671-373-5 in 17 years as a Division-I coach at Loyola Marymount (1985-88) and at Long Beach State (1989-2001). Snow led five teams to the College World Series, including four at Long Beach State.

Some major leaguers he has coached include AL MVP Jason Giambi, Chris Gomez and Steve Trachsel.

Weathers, Snow's assistant the past nine seasons, previously was the coach at Utah from 1980-81 and Chapman College from 1984-1991. The 1971 graduate of Chapman College played in the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays organizations from 1971-76 before beginning his coaching career as an assistant at Fullerton College in 1977.