Romero Named Volunteer Assistant Coach
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University head baseball coach Dave Tollett has announced that Juan Romero has joined the Eagles coaching staff and will serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2005 season.
Romero, a resident of Naples, has taught Spanish and coached in the Collier County Public School System for 25 years.
“Coach Romero is a very well-respected coach in Southwest Florida, extremely knowledgable and a true professional,” said Tollett. “We are fortunate to have him on our staff as we build our program.”
Romero served 14 years as the head coach at Lely High, leading his 1989 squad to the first-ever baseball state championship won by a Southwest Florida school. Romero won more than 300 games as a high school coach and coached more than 100 players who have competed at either the college or professional level. In each of the past three springs, he worked as an assistant coach at Naples High, where he currently teaches Spanish.
Over the past 10 years, Romero has served as an associate scout for three major league baseball organizations, including the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, and since 1999, the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has also been the Director of Juan Romero Baseball Camp since 1988.
"FGCU is a great program and they have done a super job the last two years,” said Romero. “I am looking forward to working with the college-aged players and helping them continue their success.”
Romero holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Arts degree from Florida International University.