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Coach Galvan begins his eighth year at the helm at his alma mater after spending seven years as an assistant coach. Coach Galvan took over the Mustangs after the retirement of former Coach Jim Marshall. While on staff as an assistant, Coach Galvan shared in the continual growth and extreme success in qualifying for the Region VI Tournament in 2002 and winning the Western Division Red River Athletic Conference in 2004. Along with head coaching duties Coach Galvan assumes the role as Athletic Director and during his tenure the athletic department is continuing to make strides. After finishing runners-up two years in a row for the conference grade point average, 2008-09 proved to be the breakout year for student-athletes as the department achieved a 3.06 and was recognized as the highest GPA for student-athletes among the conference schools, along with this award comes the Sportsmanship Award which is voted on by AD's within the conference and goes to the USW athletic programs. The final award was given to Coach Galvan which was the Red River Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year Award for 2008-09.
The Mustang Volunteer Program (MVP) was created during Coach Galvan's tenure as AD and this requires all programs to perform community service projects within the community during each academic year. He has also been nominated for Champions of Character National Coach of the Year on two separate occasions. The standard of excellence is displayed throughout the baseball program and continues through all 12 other athletic programs sponsored at University of the Southwest.
Coach Galvan began his collegiate playing career at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX and transferred to University of the Southwest after his freshman year. Before coming to USW to coach, Galvan taught in the Hobbs Municipal School System. Coach Galvan is married to the former Amber Shannon and they have two boys, Ryan age 9 and Alex age 6.
Coach Jim Bob Marshall rejoins the Mustangs as an assistant coach for his 20th season. Coach Marshall played his collegiate career at New Mexico Highlands University under the direction of his father, former USW Head Coach Jim Marshall. Coach Marshall will be working with the outfielders and hitters.
Coach Garrett Bertola is entering into his second year in 2012-2013 with the Mustang coaching staff. Garrett graduated from Hobbs High School in 2007 where he was the District 4-5A player of the year during his senior season under head coach Tim Philips. He went on to continue his baseball career for the Mustangs here at the University of the Southwest. Garrett pitched four years for the Mustangs under head coach Mike Galvan and graduated in December of 2011 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in General Business. His primary role will be directing the Mustang pitching staff. Along with coaching, Garrett is also the Sports Information Webmaster and is in charge of the statistics for the athletic department as well as certain areas of the athletic website. For information or questions please contact Garrett at email@example.com.
Coach Rick Friare enters his 3rd season with the Mustang baseball program where he will be serving as Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Baseball Coach. His primary duties will be working with the hitters and infielders. Rick Fraire is a native of El Paso, Texas where he attended Austin High School. He started his collegiate career at Bates College located in Lewiston, Maine for one year before transferring to Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas where he finished his collegiate career. Coach Fraire graduated in 2009 from Sul Ross State University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Sports Science with a Minor in Education. This past summer Coach Fraire coached for the Diamond Valley Sabers of the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League. His duties included coaching the hitters and the infielders as well as being the 3rd Base coach. The Sabers finished 3rd place in the league this past summer. Coach Fraire is also an instructor and coach with The Baseball Factory by Under Armour. Throughout the year he helps coach/instruct camps and tournaments throughout the country and is involved in developing high school athletes to reach the next level. Coach Fraire currently resides in Hobbs, NM.
**All recruiting questions and anyone interested in becoming part of the Mustang baseball program please contact Coach Fraire directly by email or phone.