Blue Wave alum Matt Florer has joined the staff of the University of San Diego, Head Coach Rich Hill announced last week.

Florer joins the Toreros from Loyola Marymount University where he just completed his fourth season with the Lions, and second as the team’s pitching coach.

This past season he helped direct the Lions to the WCC Tournament, including a victory over USF in an elimination game where senior Tyler Cohen and freshman Nick Frasso combined for nine shutout innings in a 1-0 victory. Cohen would be named to the WCC All-Tournament Team and was joined by Frasso as All-WCC honorable mention picks.

“Matt is a rising star among national pitching coaches,” said head coach Rich Hill. “His ability to communicate is exceptional. His passion for his players to excel is at the forefront of his thought process. He has a great reputation as a development specialist. I couldn’t be happier to have him on our staff.”

Florer played high school baseball at Mission Viejo and was a standout pitcher for Blue Wave Connie Mack teams coached by Matt Sorensen.

“Matt was one of the more consistent pitchers that ever came through our program and we are delighted to watch his progress as a collegiate pitching coach,” Blue Wave GM Steve Kruse added.