San Diego plays three-game series at UC Riverside
Toreros host Fairfield, travel to CSU Bakersfield
San Diego plays 12 of next 13 games away from home
San Diego plays host to eight teams this weekend
San Diego heads to Cal State Fullerton, Gaucho Classic
Mark Viramontes enters his first season as an assistant coach during 2017-18.
Viramontes spent the past two seasons as the volunteer assistant coach with the Toreros baseball team.
Viramontes brings 19 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, including 12 years with D-I programs. He has spent time at some of the nation’s premier collegiate baseball teams, including San Diego, Saint Mary’s (CA), San Diego State and California.
“With 19 years of coaching experience and 12 years with Division I baseball programs, Coach Viramontes brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the USD softball program,” said McElvain. “His work ethic and high standards will immediately make a positive impact on our program. I'm thrilled and honored to have Coach Viramontes on my staff.”
Viramontes will primarily serve as the hitting coach among other responsibilities.
“I am excited to join the softball program and the opportunity to be a part of Coach McElvain’s staff,” said Viramontes.
It is Viramontes’s third coaching position with USD after being a member of the baseball staff from 2006-09 and 2016-17.
In 2017, Viramontes helped guide the Toreros baseball team to a 35-18-1 record. USD had seven players selected in the 2017 MLB Draft, highlighted by Riley Adams, the WCC Player of the Year and third-round selection by the Toronto Blue Jays.
In 2016, Viramontes worked closely with the USD catchers, and helped guide Riley Adams to a second-team All-WCC selection.
Viramontes also worked with the USD pitching staff, and was in charge of calling pitches. He assisted head coach, Rich Hill, with the development and training of both the offensive players, as well as the USD pitching staff. Viramontes also served as the first base coach for USD. With his help, six total Toreros took home All-WCC honors, highlighted by Bryson Brigman being named first-team All-WCC.
Viramontes spent the fall of 2015 at California, assisting with the baseball program in all facets, prior to coming to USD.
Viramontes was an assistant coach for Saint Mary's (CA) during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, serving as the hitting coach and responsible for running the offense. During the 2015 season, Saint Mary’s led the conference in batting average in program history and recorded its first winning season in over 30 years.
Prior to Saint Mary’s, Viramontes spent four seasons at San Diego State. While an Aztec, he was the director of player development and volunteer assistant coach.
During his time with the Toreros from 2006-09, Viramontes served as the catchers’ coach and helped run the team's baseball operations office. He helped lead USD to back-to-back 40-win seasons in 2007 and 2008, and helped guide the Toreros to a No. 9 national seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2007.
The 2008 Toreros posted the most wins in program history (44) and reached the Long Beach Regional championship game, but fell to eventual national champion Fresno State.
In 2005, Viramontes served as an assistant coach at Cal State Los Angeles, working with outfielders and running the team's weight training program.
Viramontes has extensive summer ball experience as well. From 2006-08 he was the head coach of the DuPage Dragons of the Central Illinois Collegiate Summer League (CICL).
In his first season, Viramontes led DuPage to a franchise-best 25-19 record. He followed that performance by leading the Dragons to the league championship game the next season.
From 2004-05, he coached in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL), serving as the hitting instructor and third base coach for the Brewster Whitecaps.
Viramontes spent five years at East Los Angeles College (1999-2004) and helped lead the team to South Coast Conference championships in 2000 and 2004. The team claimed the regional title in 2000 and finished runners-up for the state championship.
A native of East Los Angeles, California, Viramontes began his coaching career as an assistant junior varsity coach at Garfield High School in Los Angeles and a varsity assistant at San Gabriel High School. He went on to work as an Associate Scout for the Cincinnati Reds, evaluating baseball talent in inner-city schools.
Viramontes is married to Carmen Garcia and has a three-year-old daughter, Olivia. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in communication–business and marketing.
Football: Pro Day
Toreros submit their resumes to the NFL scouts
Men's Basketball: Portland State Win
Toreros move on to next round in CIT
Football 2018: Spring Game
Toreros play spring football game for family and friends
Baseball: Toreros vs. Aztecs
USD take on cross-town rival SDSU
Men's Basketball: Post Season Run
USD vs. Hartford highlights
Women's Basketball: WCC Championship Game
Toreros end the 2018 season against Gonzaga in the WCC finals.
Women's Basketball: WCC Semifinals
Women's win send them to the championship game
Men's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinals
Toreros close out 2018 season against BYU
Men's Basketball: "Off Day"
Toreros prepare for the WCC quarterfinals against BYU
Women's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinal Highlights
USD defeats BYU in quarterfinal of WCC Tournament
Women's Basketball: Day in the Life with Myah Pace
Freshman guard knows how to prep for a win
Women's Basketball: Vegas Bound
Toreros travel to Vegas for the WCC Tournament
Baseball: Defeating No. 4 Arkansas
Toreros edge out top five team
Men's Basketball: Rock the House
Toreros played No. 6 Gonzaga in a fight to the last minute
Men's Basketball: Day in the Life
Guard Olin Carter III knows the games starts long before tip-off
Rowing, tennis, basketball and baseball, a winning day in the books
Baseball: For the Love of the Game
Baseball celebrates 60 years
Women's Basketball: Women in Sports Day
Julie Foudy spoke to student-athletes and guests for National Women in Sports Day
Men's Basketball: At LMU
Men's basketball on the road
Women's Rowing: Day in the Life
Senior Lizzie Bader shows how three-a-day practices are done
Men's Basketball: Youth Basketball Clinic
Toreros lead clinic in local community
Men's Rowing: Winter Camp 2018
There are plenty perks to being the early bird
60 Years of USD Baseball
Milestones on the road to Omaha
USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics