First athlete ever drafted from Collier County, FL. This Naples HS grad has enjoyed a great career in pro baseball as a player, coach and international scout. In fact, Carlos is still coaching at the JRBC!
Drafted by the Yankees from Barron Collier HS. Played for Coach Bob Smith and Coach Romero, a BC assistant. Billy went on to play college ball at Troy State in Alabama.
First round pick from Barron Collier. He played for Coach Romero on the BC JV team in 9th grade and 3 years at the Varsity level with Coach Bob Smith. Greg has also been a guest speaker at the JRBC.
A JRBC keynote speaker in the 1990's, Ted was drafted from BCHS and again while playing for the Clemson Tigers. He was a smooth fielding SS.
A first round pick from Miami-Dade South, Rudy has now been a JRBC instructor for several years. He also enjoyed a long career in pro baseball as a player and as a coach and is currently coaching at Miami-Dade State College.
A superb SS at Lely HS, in 1989 Mike was a member of the first SWFL team to win a state title in baseball. Nolasco was also an All-Conference player at Miami-Dade South. He also coached with Coach Romero at Lely after his college career.
Veteran JRBC instructor/speaker, Jeff was a C at Stetson for three years after graduating from NHS. He's been a player or coach in pro baseball since that signing; including a two year stint as the first base coach of the Twins.
A JRBC keynote speaker, Adam played pro ball with the Braves and the White Sox. Certainly one of the best hitters in SWFL during HS, Johnson is the
Hitting Coach at his alma mater BCHS. He also played collegiately at UCF.
Another outstanding player from BCHS, Erik was also a guest speaker at the JRBC. He joined Adam and also played with his other brother Andy at UCF. Erik is currently still coaching baseball in Naples' Cal Ripken League.
Johnny signed with the Tigers from Warner Southern. Before that he was a star CF for Coach Romero at Lely HS.
Gordon has also given words of encouragement to the campers as a speaker/coach at the JRBC.
Santini, another Lely HS product, played varsity baseball for Coach Romero as a sophomore and his last two seasons for Coach Pete Seitz. He had tremendous bat speed and a strong arm.
Bahr was the first player ever drafted from Gulf Coast HS. He also competed with the Collier County Junior Olympic team coached by Romero and attended the JRBC multiple times. Brandon opted to play at USF after graduating from GCHS.