Bret LeVier has been named head baseball coach at San Juan Hills High School.
He is no stranger to the area, as he recently served as an assistant coach at El Toro High School, in charge of the offense and infielders. He helped the Chargers claim the 2017 Division I CIF Championship plus two South Coast League championships.
LeVier, who replaces coach Jeremey Wooten, who served at the helm for the past 10 years, previously served as an assistant coach at Beckman and Servite.
“Bret knows Orange County baseball,” said Aaron Flowers, San Juan Hills athletic director. “Everyone that we talk to about him had great things to say. The more you talk to people the more it became clear that he was the right guy.”
One reason in particular?
“He has a great baseball mind,” Flowers said. “He’s a teacher, first and foremost.”
LeVier has breathed baseball for as long as he can remember. His father, Glen LeVier, was a high school and college baseball coach. After becoming a three-sport student-athlete in baseball, football and soccer at California High School in Whittier, he played baseball and football for Sacramento State.
LeVier took his talents to the pros, where he played for the Boston Red Sox organization, the Fullerton Flyers of the Golden Baseball League (where he was named a South All Star) as well as the Victoria Seals.
He hopes to impart the lessons he learned at each level of the game onto his players at San Juan Hills.
“I learned how to manage time, manage priorities and how to respect the game. Those things are really important,” LeVier said. “It’s about how players carry themselves on the field and working for each other, and how they control their work ethic and demeanor. I’m trying to portray the kind of character we…