Belk Is Named Baseball Coach at Cal Poly


Chuck Belk, who served as an assistant to former Cal Poly Pomona Coach John Scolinos for the past nine years, has been named interim baseball coach at the school.

Scolinos retired last month after coaching for 44 years, including the past 30 at Pomona. He is fourth on all-time NCAA list for coaching victories.

Belk, who played for Cal Poly’s 1976 NCAA Division II championship team, previously coached at Pomona College in 1980 before joining the Bronco staff.


“I have tremendous respect for Coach Scolinos and hope to maintain not only the standard of baseball but the philosophies and ideals that (Scolinos) has built the program on for the past 30 years,” Belk said.

Said Athletic Director Karen Miller: “This will be an easy transition for Chuck because he is so familiar with our system and is well acquainted with our incoming student-athletes. We know that he will do a fine job this season.”

The Cal State Los Angeles women’s volleyball team, ranked 29th in NCAA Division II by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn., will open its 1991 season with a match against Westmont of Santa Barbara in the Christ College Irvine Tournament at 2 p.m. Friday in Irvine.

The Golden Eagles, who were 15-19 overall and 3-7 in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. last year, will also play Carroll of Montana and Simon Fraser of British Columbia in pool play Friday. The tournament finals are Saturday.

Cal State L.A., coached by Mark Massey, is expected to be led by senior setter-hitter Jennifer Kretschmar, sophomore middle blocker Marie Motil and sophomore outside hitters Meghan Treese and Debbie Wackeen.