Aaron Garcia Hired as Head Baseball Coach at Moorpark High School (Moorpark, California) June 23, 2023

Aaron Garcia

Moorpark Unified School District is excited to announce the appointment of Aaron Garcia as the new head coach for Moorpark High School’s baseball program.

Garcia replaces Scott Fullerton who stepped down as head coach in May after 29 seasons leading the program that earned 14 consecutive postseason appearances. Fullerton’s record of 478-313 makes him one of the winningest coaches in Musketeer history.

“Aaron Garcia has deep connections to the community and Musketeer baseball,” MHS Athletic Director Rob Dearborn said. “He is a fantastic addition to our Athletic Department, and we believe he will carry on Coach Fullerton’s legacy of excellence as a baseball coach and mentor.”

Garcia, a Moorpark native and graduate of MHS, played for Fullerton.  

“Scott Fullerton is undoubtedly a skilled master in his craft, and we, his students, are fortunate to learn from him,” said the 39-year-old Garcia. “Coach Fullerton’s dedication to achieving excellence has been the foundation of Moorpark baseball for the past three decades, both within the community and on campus. It is undeniable that Coach Fullerton’s contributions will forever be a part of this program.”

Garcia’s baseball roots in Moorpark began in Little League. He played for his father, Hector Garcia, as a member of the 1996 Moorpark team that advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Following his time as a Musketeer, Garcia played Division 1 baseball at Oral Roberts University and at Wright State University, where he graduated in 2006. Garcia then signed as a free agent with the St. Lucie Mets, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets in the Florida State League.

Retiring from baseball, Garcia returned to Moorpark and began a career as a loan officer.

Garcia, however, kept active in local baseball as a coach with the Oaks Christian Baseball Academy, West Coast Baseball and X-Factor Baseball Academy.

“As a coach, my ultimate aim is to ensure that my players feel like they are part of a larger family,” he said. “Collaboration and mutual accountability are key to achieving our shared objective of being the best versions of ourselves.”

Garcia said he is dedicated to continuing Fullerton’s commitment to success on the field and in the classroom.

“Our team is committed to encouraging our students to maintain a high GPA,” he said. “Coach Fullerton has set an excellent example in this area, and we are determined to uphold this standard.”

Garcia and his wife of seven years, Kimberly, have two young daughters: Maia and Ella.

“I am grateful for the love and support of my family throughout my journey,” Garcia said. “I am thankful to everyone who has aided me along the way.  In this community, I am fortunate to have had the support of so many individuals.”