Monterey Park native Andy Nieto has stepped down as coach of the highly successful baseball program at Bishop Amat High School.
Nieto, who grew up in Monterey Park and played at Schurr High School, announced his resignation shortly after his team earned its fourth championship at the school. Although this season started with four losses, the Amat Lancers ended with a 4-3 record over Palm Desert for the CIF-SS division 3 title. The game was played at Dodger Stadium.
Nieto did not announce any plans for his future position. There are several coaching positions available at St. John Bosco, Servite and other Catholic Schools.
Nieto began coaching at Bishop Amat High in 2007 and had numberous championships. He finishes with a career record of 196 -55-1 at Bishop Amat.
Before coming to Amat, Nieto was an assistant coach for nine years at USC and was part of their national Championship teams and went on to the NCAA College World Series in Omaha three times with the Trojans. He also played in minor league professional baseball.
Nieto is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Nieto, Sr. Monterey Park residents. Andy senior has been recognized throughout the region for his involvement in youth baseball. He was the founder of the Monterey Park Angels, a successful traveling team program.