Matadors to Retire Former Head Coach, Athletics Director Bob Hiegert’s Number at Matador Field

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. –

Former Cal State Northridge baseball head coach and athletic director Bob Hiegert, a legend in the San Fernando Valley and among his peers at the national level, will have his number retired by the program he led to two NCAA Division II National Championships. The Matadors will celebrate Coach Hiegert's success on the diamond and the foundation he laid for the team and athletics department when they host the Long Beach State Dirtbags on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1 p.m.

"An alum told me this week that it's time that #1 was retired. I agree," said CSUN head coach Greg Moore. "Saturday will be a celebration and reminder of what Coach Hiegert has meant to this University."

In 18 seasons at the helm (1967-84) Hiegert and the Matadors went 586-412-8, winning the national championship in 1970 and 1984. He was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame in 1999.

Moore and the 2014 Matadors will retire Hiegert's number in a pregame ceremony with a reception to follow at the conclusion of the game. More information regarding the ceremony and reception can be found below:

Pre-Game:

12:40 p.m. – Introduction of Presenters and MC

12:45 p.m. – Introduction & Bio of Coach Hiegert

12:52 p.m. – Ceremonial First Pitch & Intro (Jackie Hiegert)

1:00 p.m. – First pitch vs. Long Beach State

A reception at Matador Field will begin 20 minutes after the conclusion of the game.