Florida Memorial Hired Florentino Burgos As New Baseball Coach

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Florida Memorial University Director of Athletics Robert Smith has completed the search for a new Men’s Baseball coach at FMU with the hiring of Florentino Burgos to lead the Lions into the 2017 season and beyond.

Burgos most recently served as the head coach at Hialeah Gardens Senior High School for the past eight years. He was responsible for evaluating players, practice planning and managing the team. In addition, Burgos owns and operates Tropics Baseball, which organizes fall baseball leagues. 

“We are excited to bring Coach Burgos on board to lead our Lions baseball program. Burgos is widely known and respected in the baseball community. His energy and enthusiasm mixed with his focus on player development will help elevate our program to the next level,” Smith said. 

Burgos is a native of Miami Dade County and played collegiately at Florida International University. Following his collegiate career, he was signed by the Kalamazoo Kings. He later returned to South Florida, where he was the head coach at North Miami Beach Senior High and RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities). 

As a collegiate baseball player, Burgos was an All-Regional Team selection and NCAA D1 Regional Champion. Burgos inherits a program that returns the majority of its players. He and the Lions will open play in February of 2017. 

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