Photos by Byron Devers
Marauders Athletics honored coach John Livermont for reaching his 200th career win. The victory came on April 18th as the Marauders defeated West LA Wildcats 7-3. Antelope Valley College President Ed Knudson and Athletic Director Tom Gang were on hand for Saturday's home game against Taft to present Coach Livermont with a special plaque.
Coach Livermont is Marauder Baseball's sixth head coach in the last 20 years and is in his 14th season at the helm. In 2007 the Marauders broke school records for wins (27), fewest losses (12) and consecutive wins (10) as the Marauders had their first winning season in 12 years. AVC also placed a record four players on the First team All-Foothill Conference team.
In 2006 the Marauders won 21 games, the most AVC had won in a season in 20 years.
In 2012, Livermont became the winningest coach in modern Marauder history, passing Joe Watts 107 career wins. He is modernly the fastest to 100 wins, picking that up in 2012.
Livermont was the head coach at Palmdale High School for the four years before beginning at AVC. Each of those seasons his teams played in the CIF playoffs and were second place in the Golden League three of those. The Falcon's worst finish in league was third.
Livermont is a graduate of Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee, WA and played football, baseball, and basketball for the Wildcats. After graduation, Livermont became a horticultural inspector for the state of Washington, then moved to the Antelope Valley in 1984 and went to work in aerospace for Northrop Grumman, working on both the B-1 and B-2. He left aerospace in 2001 to become a special education teacher's assistant for the Palmdale School District.
He received his bachelors of arts degree in English from CS Bakersfield and has masters in arts degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University-Irvine.
Livermont and his wife of 37 years, Tammi, have three children -- Grant, a former Marauder assistant coach, Haley, and Lindsey.
He has three grandchildren, two of whom have interesting ties to their grandfather and Marauder Baseball. Ella was born on the inaugural home game played at Marauder Baseball Stadium, while Riley was born the day of Livermont's 100 career AVC victory. His third and just as important grandchild is Colette.