The California Cage Rats were founded in 2015 by collegiate baseball coach and former Associate Head Coach of Westcliff UNIVERSITY baseball program.
Magno holds two masters degrees: One in Athletic Administration and one in Exercise Science.
Coach Magno has over three decades of baseball experience.
Magno has coached at :
- The Jim Rice Professional Baseball School as its Director of Daily instruction.
- Eckerd College in Florida for four years.
- All-American Baseball Academy which set up operation in Florida and Long Beach, Which helped develop MLB players like Justin Turner, Travis and Chase d'Arnaud, Nick Pratto, Mark Wagner, Jonathan Singleton, Bobby Wilson, Ryan Dent, Anthony Gose, Ryan Hansen, Zach Wilson, Jon Skorupski, John Riggleman, Rick Nolan, Alex Newman and hundreds more.
- Long Beach Beach States Showcase and Scout Camps from 1996-98.
- Woman’s Professional Baseball League (WBL) and became the bench coach for the Long Beach Lady Aces in 1997.
- 1997-99, Magno served as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds.
- 1999, Magno was invited to assist the Long Beach Breakers of the Western, becoming the bench and hitting coach for the Western League Championship club in 2001 and served under Steve Yeager..
- 2001, he began Family Sports Camps (Mister Baseball Enterprises), where he and his staff ran baseball and softball camps, coaching clinics, and group and private baseball lessons and training.
- Magno has earned two U.S. patents for inventing baseball training tools and products – The Lighting Stick and Deflector Glove.
- At Cal State Dominguez Hills Baseball he was the hitting coach, strength and speed coach, and catching coach and helped the team finish second in the prestigious CCAA baseball conference state championships.
- Coach Magno worked alongside Shigetoshi "Shiggy" Hasegawa (former Seattle Mariners and Anaheim Angels pitcher) in running the Minnesota Twins scout program (Major League Baseball Academy).
- He also helped Shiggy run the elite orange county Mazda PTC Elite Scout Team.
- He was the head coach at Mayfair High School, where he lead the Monsoons to three Suburban League Championships in four seasons.
- Coach Magno is The Southern California Director of The International Sports Association.
The California Cage Rats Collegiate summer league baseball team is a quality baseball organization with a college coaching staff providing top competition and development for all members of our program!