David Gomez, former Head Baseball Coach at Eastern New Mexico University, has been named the new Head Baseball Coach for St. Michael High School.
Coach Gomez comes to St. Michael with lifelong experience in the sport of baseball. As a Baton Rouge native, he looks forward to not only bringing his expertise to St. Michael, but also re-immersing himself in the southern culture. “I want the St. Michael baseball program to be the best version that it can be. I think that this is a chance for us to make St. Michael a part of the fabric of Baton Rouge. I want to be able to foster a good future for the young people that come through the school and win some baseball games in the process.”
Coach Gomez has previously coached six different baseball teams, including Alcorn State University, Frank Philips College, New Mexico Military Institute, and the French National Team. Since 2013 he has held the title of Head Coach at Eastern New Mexico University. As a former collegiate baseball player for Southern University and the New Mexico Military Institute, he played pitcher and outfield.
Athletic Director, Robert Smith, says Gomez is an outstanding fit for the position. “We knew he was the best choice with his experience and insight and more than ten years of coaching baseball. He brings a wealth of knowledge, and it is great to have someone on staff that we feel can continue to grow and develop the program, while also promoting excellence in our young men on and off the field.”
This past year the SMHS baseball team made it to the Regional Round of State Playoffs with nine players receiving All-District Team Honors. One student also made the Academic All-State team.
Current SMHS head coach, Chris Harrell, accepted a position with Dutchtown High School as defensive coordinator for the football team and assistant baseball coach.