...excellence, on and off the field
Head Coach Scott Fullerton has been involved with Musketeer Baseball since 1989. He took the reigns from Head Coach David Rhodes in 1995. His coaching career included stops at his alma mater Channel Islands and Westlake before moving to Moorpark.
Coach is a lifetime resident of Ventura County and is married to his wife of twenty-five years, Carolyn. They have three boys, Jacob, 23, Bradley, 20, and Ty 10 and reside in Moorpark. He prepped at Channel Islands High School graduating in 1981 for the legend Don Cardinal.
Under his helm the program has moved from the Tri-Valley League to the Frontier League to the powerful Marmonte League and just finished the first season in the newly formed Coastal Canyon League. "I've enjoyed the move up the ladder to have the opportunity to play some of the most competitive baseball programs in the country. After playing baseball of this caliber our players are ready for success at the next level." He reached the 300 win mark in the beginning of the 2014 season and has led the Musketeers to a Frontier League title in 1998 along with two Marmonte league titles. ('02 & '04) His teams have made postseason appearances the last seven years in a row.
Eighty-eight of his players have moved on to the collegiate ranks. Twelve are current college or professional players. The class of 2015 will see at least six moving on with five of them going to four year programs. "One of the most gratifying parts of coaching is seeing our guys move on to higher levels of baseball, and then watching them succeed off the field. The lessons they learn in our program will serve them well as they move on in their lives." Academics are heavily stressed with varsity teams typically carrying a 3.5 or above team GPA. "I want our teams to respect the game and play it with class. Our players set a fine example of what a student athlete is supposed to be and are leaders on and off the field."
A longtime member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, Coach Fullerton is also part of the California Baseball Coaches Association North/South All-Star Staff. His role involves identifying, evaluating, and coaching the South players in a weekend all-star series. Two to three hundred of the top players in Southern California are invited to the free tryout for about 25 spots that compete aginst a Northern California All-Star squad. The series is one of the top showcase events in the country. Coach is also a member if the CIF Southern Section Baseball Advisory Committee.
He also runs one of the most competitive tournaments in California. The Easton Tournament is in it's 11th year and it attracts many powerhouse programs in the area. Each year the tournament has grown through the generous support of Easton. It has expanded to include all three levels.
Under his reign the facility has been transformed into one of the finest in the area. Dugouts, bleachers, foul poles, scoreboard, locker room, two tunnel batting cage, snack bar, video room, and a padded outfield wall are just a few of the improvements over the years. "The atmosphere created at our home games is top notch for a high school baseball program. It has been made possible by contributions of hundreds of people over the years. Our parents have always been incredibly supportive. Come out and root for the Musketeers. They represent our community, school, and our program with integrity and class. As always, admission is free!"
He earned All-Marmonte League, All Ventura County honors before moving to Ventura College. After an all Western State Conference career at Ventura he finished his last two years at Westmont College in Santa Barbara majoring in Physical Education. Recently he received a masters degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. He has been a Moorpark health, physical education, and career teacher for twenty-five years.