In Matt Hiserman’s second season at CSUN, his first as an on-field coach, the Matadors enjoyed one of the biggest turnarounds in college baseball, going from 18 wins to 33.
Hiserman worked with the team’s catchers, coached first base and assisted head coach Greg Moore with a young pitching staff that produced a 2.61 earned-run average, sixth-best in the nation.
Matadors catchers threw out 42.9% of runners attempting to steal, by far the best percentage turned in by a CSUN contingent in recent years – between 2008 and 2013, Matadors catchers never threw out as many as 29% of attempted base-stealers in a season.
Hiserman also worked the flip side, helping CSUN baserunners reach success on 69.4% of steal attempts as the 2015 Matadors won more games in a season than any CSUN baseball team since 2002.
In his current role, Hiserman plays an integral part in recruiting organization and all facets of the program’s daily operations, including travel, budget, fundraising and community service. He is in charge of CSUN’s baseball camps.
In his first year at Northridge, Hiserman played a large role in the re-organization of the program in Coach Moore’s inaugural season as coach of the Matadors. Included was the establishment of The Diamond University program, a series of classes which combine lessons from behavioral sciences and academics to help students build successful life skills.
Before coming to CSUN, Hiserman spent one season as Director of Baseball Operations for the University of San Francisco, his alma mater.
Hiserman has spent two summers as a coach in collegiate leagues. In 2012, he was Pitching Coach for the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League. That season, the Bullfrogs pitching staff led the Northwoods League in earned-run average, strikeout-to-walk ratio, and several other key categories. His staff had the third-most strikeouts in the history of the Northwoods, which is annually among the most competitive collegiate summer leagues in the nation.
In 2011, he was Associate Head Coach of the Fontanetti Athletics in the Far West Collegiate Baseball League. For the A’s, he was pitching coach and also ran the offense as third-base coach.
As a player, Hiserman began his college career at Santa Clara University in 2007 as part of one of the nation’s top recruiting classes. He then transferred to the University of San Francisco, and in the spring of 2009 emerged as one of the top pitchers on the West Coast.
Hiserman ranked among West Coast Conference leaders in wins, innings pitched, earned-run average, strikeouts, complete games, and lowest opponent batting average. He followed that up by competing in the prestigious Cape Cod summer league, earning an Orleans Firebirds team award for outstanding performance on and off the field.
Hiserman capped off his career at San Francisco in 2011, helping to pitch the Dons to their first outright WCC championship and the program’s second NCAA regional, where they defeated UCLA.
Hiserman received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of San Francisco in 2010 and completed his masters in sports management from USF in 2012. He resides in Studio City with his wife, Molly.