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Andy Diver Bio
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 12/30/2005
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After spending the 2005 season as the volunteer assistant, Andy Diver (rhymes with river) enters his first year as a full-time member of the Arizona coaching staff. Serving as the team’s pitching coach, he also assists with recruiting, coordinates UA’s schedule, handles all of UA’s travel plans and road accommodations and is the co-director of the Andy Lopez Baseball Academy.

 

Diver came to UA last year after spending three seasons as the head coach Los Angeles Harbor Community College where he guided the Seahawks to 75 wins and a pair of South Coast Conference titles in 2002 and 2003. He was named the conference coach of the year in 2003 and sent numerous players on to Division I schools and to professional baseball.

 

            In his first year at Arizona, he helped guide John Meloan and Kevin Guyette to 10 wins each, the first pair of 10-game winners in the same season at UA since 1979. Closer Mark Melancon tied the school single season record for saves with 11 last year and in doing so tied the career record of 14 as well. As a group, the 2005 Arizona pitching staff also broke the single season team record for strikeouts with 554 punchouts.

 

A 1996 graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Diver was a two-year letterwinner for the Lions as a pitcher from 1995-96. He transferred to LMU from Harbor where he garnered All-South Coast Conference honors on the mound.

 

He began his coaching career in 1997 as the pitching coach at his high school alma mater, St. Bernard’s, where he still holds the school records for a single season and career victories on the mound. He then spent one season on the coaching staff at Loyola High School in 1998 before moving back to Harbor in 1999 to serve as the pitching coach. He spent three seasons in that capacity before taking over the program as the head coach in 2002.

 

Diver and his wife Dawn were married on August 6 last year and the couple is expecting their first child, Emma Marie, in January. The Divers currently reside in Oro Valley, Ariz.

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