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Josh Bendik Bio
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 30, 2005
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            Volunteer assistant Josh Bendik enters his first season as a member of the Arizona coaching staff. His primary responsibilities with the team will be serving as the outfielders coach and working with UA’s hitters.


            Bendik comes to UA after spending one season as an assistant coach at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif., where he served as the pitching coach. Prior to his year at CSUDH, Bendik spent two years as the pitching coach at Los Angeles Harbor Community College where he worked with current Arizona pitching coach and former Harbor head coach Andy Diver.


            In the summer of 2004 he helped lead the South Bay Saints to an appearance in the National Baseball Congress Worlds Series as the head coach and was an assistant for the team’s NBC World Series appearance in 2003.


In addition to his coaching duties over the past three years, he also served as the Vice President and as an instructor at the South Bay Baseball Academy in Torrance, Calif., from 2003-05.


A 2004 graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills, Bendik played collegiate baseball at LA Harbor and at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was named the California JC and South Coast Conference Player of the Year at Harbor in 1994, as well as the team’s MVP. That same season he was named a first-team All-American.


Bendik played professional baseball for two seasons (1997-98) with the Reno Chukars in the Western Baseball League.


Bendik currently resides in Tucson.

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