SMHS Hires Millan as New Baseball Coach

Adam Millan
Adam Millan

San Marino High School announced the hiring of its new varsity baseball coach last week. Adam Millan will take over the program and succeeds Mike Hobbie, who finished with a 22-19-1 record the past two seasons prior to retiring from teaching and coaching.
“I’m excited for the opportunity,” said Millan, who will also be an on-call substitute teacher at SMHS. “It was a no-brainer for me to take this job. San Marino baseball has a great history and has been known for its coaches. I look at this as a challenge, and I want to raise the bar and contribute to the legacy.”
The new coach said he plans on meeting his players and working out with the team sometime next week.
Millan has more than 25 years of experience at every level. He played at Montebello Schur and moved on to Cerritos College and Cal State Fullerton. He was a two-time All-American at Cerritos and helped Fullerton win the Big West Championship in 1994.
He was selected in the 28th round by the Philadelphia Phillies and played in the organization’s minor league system from 1994-1999. He was the minor league team’s most valuable player in 1995.
Millan remained in the sport and worked in the Hawaiian Collegiate Baseball League as an assistant and head coach. He was an assistant at East Los Angeles College for six seasons and was also an assistant at Claremont McKenna College in 2017.
Millan’s high school experience includes coaching at La Puente Bishop Amat, Montebello High School and Los Angeles Hamilton High.
The new coach inherits a program that has claimed 14 Rio Hondo League championships and five CIF-SS titles.
“I know that students and coaches have benefited from the legacy of this program,” Millan said. “I just want to contribute to that legacy. I know what it entails and what it takes to be successful. It takes a lot of work and sacrifice. I’m prepared to bring this program’s status to where it once was. I am embracing this challenge and just want to provide a positive experience for all the players.”

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