San Diego State is losing its second assistant baseball coach in four weeks, with pitching coach Sam Peraza leaving to become pitching coach at Arizona State.
Peraza, who added associate head coach to his title two years ago, is a 2002 SDSU graduate who spent six seasons on the Aztecs coaching staff.
He joins the staff of new ASU head coach Willie Bloomquist as recruiting coordinator in addition to his duties as pitching coach.
Peraza’s departure means SDSU head coach Mark Martinez now will be looking to fill both paid assistant positions on his staff.
Hitting coach and recruiting coordinator Joe Oliveira announced his resignation on June 16. Oliveira, who spent eight years at SDSU, has started his own consulting business for college baseball recruits.
“I’ve made one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made and decided to resign from my position at SDSU,” Oliveira tweeted at the time. “My goal is to stay in the game and find something with a schedule that allows me to be the husband/father that I want to be.”
SDSU finished the 2021 season with a 30-16 overall record and 22-14 Mountain West mark. The Aztecs finished second to Nevada in conference play.