Steve Rousey

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Steve Rousey was a minor league pitcher and college coach.

Rousey was chosen by the Chicago Cubs in the 7th round of the 1981 amateur draft but did not sign. He had a 15-5 record in college and went to the 1982 College World Series and 1984 College World Series. The Seattle Mariners took him in the 4th round of the 1984 amateur draft.

Steve debuted as a pro with the 1984 Bellingham Mariners, going 3-6 with a 2.64 ERA. His 13 wild pitches tied Randy Kramer and an Ellis for the most in the Northwest League. He struggled with the 1985 Wausau Timbers (4-12, 6.66, 1.74 WHIP). He pitched for the 1986 Salinas Spurs, going 1-2 with two saves and a 5.85 ERA. Moving to the Montréal Expos chain, he split 1987 between the West Palm Beach Expos (3.52 in 5 G) and Burlington Expos (1-5, 2.97).

Rousey was pitching coach for Long Beach State from 1993-1995, working with All-American Daniel Choi. He was manager of the 1995 Brewster Whitecaps then was head coach of Los Angeles City College from 1995-2000. He also was pitching coach of the 1998-1999 Alaska Goldpanners. He was assistant coach at Cal State Northridge in 2001 and 2002.

In 2003, Rousey moved up to the head coach job at Northridge. He went 14-42 his first year, 26-30 in 2006, 24-32 in 2008 and 29-27 in 2010. After 8 years and a 169-278-1 record, he was fired in June 2010.