Assistant Coach San Diego State University
Former Aztec pitcher Jody Stevens returns for another season as the Aztecs' volunteer assistant coach after joining the SDSU baseball program in the fall of 2006. In addition to assisting at team practices, Stevens serves as SDSU's first base coach and also coordinates the various Aztec baseball camps held throughout the year.
Prior to taking his new position at San Diego State, Stevens most recently was the pitching coach at Chaffey Junior College from 2004-06. He was previously the head baseball coach at Fontana High School in Fontana, Calif., for three seasons (2001-03) after serving as the school's pitching coach during the 1999 and 2000 campaigns.
The 31-year-old Stevens was also a physical education instructor during his time at both Fontana HS and Chaffey JC. In addition, he also worked with the Anaheim Angels Area code teams in 1999 and 2000. He was also a coach and evaluator during the annual California North-South High School Series in both 2005 and 2006.
A native of Fontana, Stevens was a member of the San Diego State squad during the 1995 and 1996 seasons. Primarily a middle reliever, he compiled a career mark of 7-4 with two saves and a 4.03 earned run average in two years as an Aztec. He struck out 140 batters in 114 innings over those two seasons and compiled a 3.80 ERA in Western Athletic Conference play.