Coach Matt Elser starts his sixth season in the Hart Baseball uniform after a storied career as a LA Poly Parrot, and collegiate pitcher on the collegiate ranks at both Pepperdine and Long Beach State. Coach Elser has been coaching on the varsity level for the past three years, and Coach Ozella is forever grateful for the Coach Elser’s dedication and efforts with the program.
“Coach Elser’s son Matt has moved on to the collegiate level, and Coach Elser has maintained his presence in our program with his continued efforts. I am simply amazed at his dedication to our players and the program, and I am indebted to him for his service. Our players gain valuable knowledge and background from Coach Elser, and his passion for achievement helps guide the program,” said Coach Ozella.
Coach Elser, drafted out of Poly HS by the Chicago Cubs after his selection at the LA City Player of the Year, and then proceeded to develop his pitching career in Malibu and Long Beach. His 7-1 record led the Waves to a 3rd place finish in the College World Series. Coach Elser has been married to Kelly for the past 32 years, and their family is blessed with two outstanding children. Brittani, a former standout volleyball player at Hart HS and Pierce JC, has begun a coaching career at the high school/ club level and is finishing her Special Education studies at CSUN. Matt has moved to Mission College to further his student-athlete career.