Head Coach: Joe Magno (2nd season)
310-900-1600, Ext. 2945
Assistant Coach: Marty Jones
Joe Magno begins his second year as the head coach of the Tartars softball program.
With more than three decades of coaching experience, Magno is known for his knowledge, energy and passion for developing players.
During the 2016 season, Magno â€“ a Compton baseball assistant under Shannon Williams â€“ served as the interim softball head coach and adjunct instructor in the PE division.
Magno was named softball head coach in July of 2016.
He began his coaching career more than 30 years ago in St. Petersburg, Florida, when he was invited to coach with the Jim Rice Professional Baseball School as its Director of Daily Instruction. From there, Magno went on to coach at Eckerd College in Florida for four years as an assistant coach and hitting instructor for the nationally-ranked Tritons.
After founding the All American Baseball and Softball Academy, which set-up operation in Florida and Long Beach, California, Magno was hired to run California State University Long Beachâ€™s Showcase and Scout Camps from 1996-1998.
During that time, he was also employed by the Womanâ€™s Professional Baseball League (WBL) and became the bench coach for the Long Beach Lady Aces in 1997. In addition, from 1997-1999, Magno served as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. In 1999, Magno was invited by the Long Beach Breakers of the Western League to coach alongside head coach Steve Yeager. He became the bench and hitting coach for the Western League Championship club in 2001.
In 2001, he began Family Sports Camps (Mister Baseball Enterprises), where he and his staff ran baseball and softball camps, coaching clinics, and group and private baseball lessons and training. Magno has earned two U.S. patents for inventing baseball training tools and products â€“ The Lighting Stick and Deflector Glove.
Magno is proud to have coached many professional players including Jonathan Singleton (Astros), Bobby Wilson (Angels), Zack Wilson (Yankees) and Alex Newman (Royals) among others. His most recent accomplishments include his work as the hitting coach, strength and speed coach, and catching coach at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills and helped the team finish second in the prestigious CCAA baseball conference.
Magno also served as the first base coach for the Minnesota Twins scout program (Major League Baseball Academy), working alongside Shigetoshi Hasegawa (former Seattle Mariners and Angels pitcher) as assistant coach for the Mazda PTC Elite Scout Team.
Additionally, he served as head coach for Mayfair High School, where he lead the Monsoons to three Suburban League Championships in four seasons, compiling a 78-37 regular season record and an overall record of 220-78.
Magno earned his masterâ€™s degree in Athletic Administration and Coaching from Concordia University in Irvine. Magno brings experience from all levels of the game along with his ability to motivate his players to become their best as student-athletes, teammates and citizens.
During his first season at Compton, Magno guided the team to marked improvement in batting average and runs per game.
Utility player Crystal Magno was All-South Coast Conference honorable mention, and three of his players earned Academic & Athletic Achievement Awards at Comptonâ€™s sports banquet. Infielder Teresa Meza was Academic All-Conference and was nominated for Academic All-State and All-American.
Magno currently resides in San Pedro, with his wife, Lisa, and son, Montana, and two rescue dogs and a rescue cat.
Montana is currently a catcher for San Pedro Mary Star High School and plays for the USA Premiere Renegades Elite Scout 18-Under scout team as a 15-year-old.