“Pops” begins his 12th season as an assistant coach in the Warrior baseball program in 2019. As the bench coach, he provides a wealth of knowledge and experience.
He was a fifth round draft choice of the Houston Astros as a second basemen. He was teammates with former Tartars Fred Kendall and Bart Johnson.
A Torrance native, Coach Fernley played at Torrance High School where he was league MVP and an All-CIF performer. Pops resides in Long Beach and has four children: Nate, Emily, Sam and Jeff.