Brian Moulton

Brian Moulton, Hall of Fame Athlete

Brian Moulton, Hall of Fame Athlete

According to Bishop Garcia Diego coaches and alumni, student-athlete Brian Moulton, a big, strong, agile, three-sport star was the best-of-the-best. In 1972, Brian was the Tri-Valley League Football MVP, Baseball MVp, Santa Barbara News-Press Player of the Year in Baseball and Football and an All-CIF selection in Baseball and football.

Brian was a highly recruited student-athlete and received scholarship offers from several Division I universities in both football and baseball. Bishop Garcia Diego coach RolfScheel convinced Brian that the university up the road would be a good fit. Brian liked the idea ofstaying close to home and playing for UCSB coach Dave Gorrie. He accepted a full base- ball scholarship from U CS B and began to rewrite the record books. Playing in the best baseball conference west of the Mississippi, Brian posted impressive wins against such powerhouses as USC, Cal, Stanfo rd, and UCLA and went on the set a UCSB record for most pitching appearances in a career.

In 1976, Brian graduat d from UCSB but was not about to bronze his glove. The San Francisco Giants drafted him in 1977. That same year, Brian was the Opening Day pitcher against the Mets in his first professional game. He hurled a one-hiuer for 8 113 innings, striking out eleven and won the game 6-2. Brian labored for three years in the minor leagues working his way up to triple A. Brian finished his career playing for Caracas, Venezuela (AAA Inter- American League), pitching in packed stadiums in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. He injured his arm and was released in 1980. Not wanting to bounce around in the minor leagues, Brian decided to return to school to pursue a career in teaching. He received his teaching credential from Chico State University in 1982.

Today, Brian and wife Angela still reside in Santa Barbara and own Moulton Painting. They have two sons, Stuart, 13 years old, and Reese, 8 years old.