01) New Coaching Staff = New Culture
Coach Curran, hired in 2011, hired two of his own assistants the same year. This group of coaches will stress playing the game hard, the right way, and with intensity. The goal of 2012 is to change the culture of the program and to get guys playing every game, every inning, and every out with focus and intensity.
02) $12 Million in Athletic Facility Renovations in 2011
West Hills College finished a $12 million athletic improvement project early this year. New athletic offices, locker rooms, equipment room, weight room, and training facilities have given the school some of the nicest facilities in Central Valley Conference. The weight room has all new free weights, excercise bikes and treadmills, fitness equipment and two big screen TV's.
03) $19,000 in New Field Equipment in 2012
Upon being hired in 2011, Coach Curran immediately upgraded the field with new wind screens, backstop padding, turf and netting for the batting cages, L-screens, infield hitting tarp, mats, and several other much-needed supplies. In February of 2012, the warning track and surrounding dirt areas of the field were given a facelift with 120,000 pounds of new top soil. New cement for the bleachers, decomposed granite, and new trees are currently being added for fans to have a clean and enjoyable experience at each home game.
04) $12,000 in New Equipment in 2013
Fundraising has begun to purchase a new, state-of-the-art pro-style batting cage ($5,000), new infield dirt ($1,500) and several other much-needed items that will improve the facilities at West Hills College.
05) Video Analysis Program for Pitchers and Hitters
Right-View Pro is the video analysis program used by nearly every Major League club and several NCAA Division I programs all over the nation. West Hills College also uses Right View Pro to give hitters and pitchers a daily look at their mechanics and fundamentals.
06) Average Class Size = 15:1
West Hills College offers small and intimate classroom settings which is beneficial to the student and the teacher. The learning process is enhanced with more individual attention and more time for discussion and clarity with difficult subjects. Professors at West Hills College are well-known for their willingness to meet with students in order to help them. Small class sizes allows this to be a reality.
07) Free Tutoring for All Classes
West Hills College offers students with a unique opportunity -- free tutoring is available in the library for nearly every class offered by the college.
08) Academic Expectation, Progress, and Performance Program
West Hills College Baseball requires all of their student-athletes to be part of an academic program that helps players with organizational skills, time-management, and note-taking. Players are required to attend all classes, attend study halls twice a week, meet with coaches every seven days, and turn in class notes and grade checks throughout each semester.
09) Exposure and Movement Program
Moving players from West Hills College to the next level is a primary goal for Coach Curran and his staff. Phone calls, emails, letters, and video are sent on behalf of all sophomores in the program. Coach Curran and his staff have extensive experience in nearly every level of baseball from professional, to NCAA, to NAIA, to international baseball. Thus, the many contacts they've made over the years are an important piece in helping players move from West Hills to MLB, NCAA, or NAIA baseball.
Goals for each player remains the same at West Hills College. Upon leaving WHC, it is the hope of Coach Curran and his staff that each respective player has become a better player, better student, and better man (see tab at the right -- WHCC Baseball: System).