Coach Edgar Alfonzo
Coach Edgar Alfonzo has 32 years of professional baseball experience. Alfonzo signed as a 16 year old out of Venezuela with the California (LA) Angels in 1985. Through an 11 year playing career Alfonzo was able to play in the California (LA) Angels and Baltimore Orioles organizations. Alfonzo also signed contracts to play in the Venezuelan Winter League and also played internationally in Mexico and Taiwan.
After his last season in 1996 Alfonzo joined the New York Mets organization as a professional baseball coach. In 15 years of coaching with the Mets Alfonzo spent time as a manager, a hitting coach, and the organizations infield roving instructor. In 2011 Alfonzo moved on to coach with the Houston Astros organization where he spent 3 years with them as a hitting coach and manager. In 2014 Alfonzo signed to coach with the Detroit Tigers organization where he was a hitting coach for 3 years. During his time as a coach, he also coached 10 seasons in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Coach Giovanny Alfonzo
Coach Giovanny Alfonzo spent 2012-2013 at The Florida State University. He transferred to The University of Tampa for his last two collegiate years in 2014-2015. In his 4 years in college he was able to play in 3 College World Series, one at FSU and 2 at UT. In 2015 Alfonzo and the University of Tampa Spartans won their national title. Alfonzo was also named an NCAA D2 All American in 2015.
Also in 2015 Coach Gio was drafted by the Miami Marlins organization in the 21st round. He spent 2 seasons with the Marlins before signing with the Long Island Ducks in the Atlantic League in 2017. Alfonzo shared a roster on the Ducks with 13 former big leaguers where he won the batting title for the team hitting .309. In 2018 Alfonzo was signed as a free agent by the New York Mets organization and spent 1 season with the team. 2019 Coach Gio was back in the Atlantic League playing for the High Point Rockers where he played 112 games at shortstop. Alfonzo is still currently playing professional baseball.