WARRIOR COACHING STAFF
Nate Fernley (Head Coach)
Nate Fernley finishes his sixth season as head coach for the Warriors. During his tenure the Warriors have boasted a 168-86 record, posting a regular season win total ranked in the top 5 in Southern California. In that span they have won conference championships in 2007 and 2010, culminating in a trip to the final four state championships. The Warriors have made 4 regional and 2 super regional appearances. They also have more conference wins than any other South Coast conference team with 91. Not only has the team been successful as a group but the success has translated into individual honors as well. The Warriors have a conference best 52 players named to the All-Conference team with over 70 players moving on to four year schools and the professional ranks.
Fernley comes to El Camino after two years as recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at Long Beach City College. Fernley was an integral part of the Vikings 2006 State Championship team. Under Fernley's direction the pitching staff ranked 1st in the South Coast Conference both years and 4th and 1st in the state of California respectively.
As a player Fernley played 2 years at Long Beach City College before transferring to BYU. At BYU, Fernley was named a consensus All-American and led the NCAA in wins at 16. He later signed with the Cleveland Indians organization and played professional baseball for 3 years in the Indians and Chicago Cubs minor league systems. He graduated from BYU with a degree in Spanish and later from the United States Sports Academy with a masters degree in Sports Science. Coach Fernley is married to wife Dara and has three children Hallee, Jake and Baylee
“Pops” finishes his fifth year in the Warrior Program as an assistant. As the bench coach he provides a wealth of knowledge and experience. He works with the outfielders defensively. A Torrance native, coach Fernley played at Torrance High School where he was League MVP and an All-CIF performer. He was a 5th round draft choice of the Houston Astros as a second basemen. He was teammates with former Tartars Fred Kendall and Bart Johnson. Pops now resides in Long Beach California and has 4 children; Nate, Emily, Sam and Jeff.
"Hoodie" also finishes his sixth season as assistant coach in the Warrior baseball program. Bill provides the Warriors with a wide array of support. He is found helping workouts run smoothly and provides the pictures for the program. Bill has been published for many of his nature and astronomical pictures in various magazines. He is a self defense instructor on campus and still actively competes in athletics.
“Jonesy” finishes his second stint as assistant coach for the Warriors. Jones served as an assistant coach for the Warriors from 2008-2009. He took a year off from the program to intern in the front office with the San Francisco Giants. He assisted in preparing scouting footage and played a role in the 2010 World Series Championship where he celebrated with the team in Arlington. He is the first base coach and instructs the outfielders.
Jones played for the Warriors in 2006 and 2007 as a middle infielder. He was part of the 2007 conference championship, the team’s first in 19 years. He then transferred to LMU where he graduated with a degree in Business Management. He obtained his master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco.
Nick played high school ball at West Torrance where he contributed to multiple conference championships and trips to the CIF playoffs.