Cal State Northridge Matadors
Founded1959 (1959)
UniversityCalifornia State University, Northridge
Head coachDave Serrano (2nd season)
ConferenceBig West
LocationNorthridge, California
Home stadiumMatador Field
(Capacity: 1,200)
ColorsRed, white, and black[1]
NCAA Tournament champions
Division II: 1970, 1984
College World Series runner-up
Division II: 1972, 1990
NCAA Tournament appearances
1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2002
Conference champions
1996, 2002

The Cal State Northridge Matadors baseball team represents California State University, Northridge in the sport of baseball. The team competes in NCAA Division I in the Big West Conference. They are currently led by head coach Dave Serrano, who coached his first season in 2020.


The program was established in 1959, and competed at the Division II level until 1990. The Matadors were associate members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) from 1993 through 1996, and joined the Big West in 2002 after five seasons as an independent.

While in Division II, Cal State Northridge claimed a pair of national championships (1970, 1974), two runner-ups (1972, 1990), and several other College World Series appearances. At the Division I level, the Matadors have appeared in five NCAA Tournaments.[2]

Notable players

See also


  1. ^ CSUN Matadors Brand Identity, Usage and Style Guide (PDF). June 22, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  2. ^ 2011 Baseball Media Guide. Cal State Northridge. p. 62. Retrieved June 3, 2014.