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Coach Goes From Loyola To UCLA


Bryant Ward has been named assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the UCLA Baseball program, it was announced by Head Coach John Savage. Ward has spent the last five seasons serving in the same position for Loyola Marymount University and will assume duties as the infield coach and assistant hitting coach for the Bruins.

Ward has helped lead Loyola to a 146-124-1 overall record during his tenure, including a trip to the West Coast Conference Championship game this past season.

Prior to joining LMU, Ward served four seasons as an assistant coach for the University of South Florida (2007-10), two seasons on the Cal State Fullerton staff (2005-06) and one season as an assistant coach at Pitt (N.C.) Community College (2004).

“We are very excited about Bryant joining the program,” said Savage. “He is a dedicated coach who excels at teaching infielders and is an outstanding recruiter. He will bring tremendous passion and energy to the program.”

As a player, Ward was a four-year standout at East Carolina University where he helped guide the Pirates to a 182-67 overall record with four consecutive NCAA Regional appearances and one NCAA Super Regional appearance. .

He currently resides in Hermosa Beach with his wife, Anna, their daughter, Harper Iris Ward (3), and son, Jackson Bryant Ward (1).


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