Nick La Face completed his first season on the UC San Diego baseball coaching staff in 2015 after being named an assistant in July of 2014. The appointment followed a stellar five-year playing career for the catcher and designated hitter as a Triton from 2010-14.
In addition to coaching duties, La Face aids in the recruiting process and camps, and has field maintenance oversight. He serves as the Tritons' first base coach, and also works in the department's equipment room.
In a UCSD uniform, La Face was a three-time All-West Region performer and .300 career hitter with 14 home runs over more than 200 appearances. He left the program ranked No. 2 all-time at UCSD in walks (134), No. 3 in doubles (60) and No. 8 in RBI (146).
La Face saved his best for last as a fifth-year senior in 2014, garnering All-America honorable mention thanks to career highs in batting average (.347), runs (42), hits (67), doubles (21), triples (five), RBI (54), total bases (104), slugging (.539), walks (47) and on-base percentage (.486). He led the league in doubles, triples and walks, and reached base in 35 straight games, the second-longest single-season streak in the program's Division II history.
All told, La Face was a part of one NCAA Division II West Region (2010), four California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular-season and four CCAA tournament titles, including the program's record sixth as a senior in May of 2014. The two-time All-CCAA First Team selection was named the Most Outstanding Player of the CCAA Championship in both 2012 and 2014.
La Face completed his degree requirements in political science with a minor in education studies at the conclusion of the 2014 winter quarter as a student at UCSD’s Warren College. He was a two-time Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team honoree.
A North Hollywood product, La Face starred at Notre Dame High School prior to his days as a Triton.
Click here for La Face's Triton player bio.
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