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Hernandez New Baseball Coach

Clearwater Christian College is pleased to welcome a new baseball coach to the family. The Cougars baseball team will be incredibly blessed by the coaching experience brought to the field by Coach Raul Hernandez. Bringing a passion for using baseball as a tool for mentoring young men and a platform for sharing Christ with others, Coach Hernandez is looking forward to building a successful baseball program at CCC—a program that is successful both athletically and spiritually.

Coach Hernandez has ten years experience as an athletic director and has coached baseball at the college and high school levels for over 12 years. He has been blessed with over 150 wins as a head varsity coach, with two Final Four appearances and a state championship. For the past two years, Raul has been the athletic director and baseball coach at Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg, Florida. Under his leadership, the athletic program and baseball teams at NCS have flourished. Coach Hernandez has also taken several baseball teams on mission trips to the Dominican Republic.

Coach Hernandez played collegiate baseball at Trinity International University. After earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology, he went on to serve as an assistant baseball coach at the University. He said, “Baseball is a game that allows for many opportunities to inject teaching moments at various times; I hope to take advantage of every one of those moments at CCC.”

Athletic Director James Whitaker is anticipating a great year for the Cougars baseball team. "We're excited to be able to add Raul to our coaching staff. I was impressed immediately with his vision for the baseball program—both on and off the field. His goals are to develop a winning program without sacrificing our goals of using baseball as a tool for discipleship and a platform for ministry." Raul and his wife Mariella live in St. Petersburg and have 3 daughters, Genesis, Jasmine, and Trinity.