FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers native Chandler Rose has been named assistant baseball coach at Florida Gulf Coast University, head coach Dave Tollett announced. Rose, a 2000 graduate of Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, has begun working with the Eagles program this week and will assist with all aspects of the program.
“Chandler is a great addition to our program,” said Tollett. “He played collegiate baseball at a high level, is very knowledgeable about the game and is familiar with baseball programs in southwest Florida.”
Rose joins the FGCU staff after playing shortstop the past two seasons for the University of Central Florida. An Atlantic Sun all-conference selection in 2004, Rose played in 39 games with 21 starts this past spring. As a junior he hit .308 with 35 RBI as the Knights won the Atlantic Sun title before advancing to the championship game of the Tallahassee Regional. UCF posted a combined record of 89-36 during his two seasons. Rose began his college career at the University of New Orleans. He played in both the Cape Cod League and the Northwoods Summer League during his collegiate career.
Prior to joining the FGCU, Rose coached in the Florida Collegiate Summer League and worked a number of summer instructional camps in 2005, including the FGCU, Central Florida and Florida Gator camps.
Rose was graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in marketing in 2005. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education at FGCU.