16u & 17u Baseball Coach
Originally from Fresno, California, Fernando went to Tranquility High School and attended West Hills College (NJCAA) in Coalinga, Ca. He then attended Northwestern College, IA and graduated with a bachelor's degree in athletic training. In the summer of 2017, he signed a contract to play professional baseball for the Centinelas de Mexicali(Mexico). Currently, he is a certified athletic trainer for West Hills College. At West Hills, he helps cover a total of 6 sports (including baseball).
"I really enjoy working with student-athletes and being able to help them both on and off the field. Additionally, I take pride in helping athletes return from injury as quickly as possible and provide the best care I can to them."
Pro Ball in Mexico: "After college, I was offered a contract to play professionally in Mexico. The opportunity that I obtained to play professional baseball in Mexico for the Centinelas de Mexicali was an incredible experience. Being able to play at that level was a great experience and I was able to learn a lot from it. The game of baseball is played differently in Mexico, but nonetheless, the coaching staff really admired my work ethic, my demeanor, and the way I played the game of baseball. These are all things that I have learned throughout my career and that I hope to pass along to the athletes here at TCats. I want to be able to provide as much knowledge as I can about the game of baseball, not just the specifics of techniques, but also the intangible things that can take athletes to the next level."
Fernando will be a part of the 16u/17u coaching staff, but will also be available for lessons in late May. Fernando is also fluent in Spanish.