Sammy Serrano is a former Head Coach at the Charlotte Latin School (Charlotte, NC) and Patriot HS (Nokesville, VA), and professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants before a shoulder injury forced him to retire in 2002.
Beginning in the summer of 2008, Serrano worked with the 18U USA Baseball National Team as a Catching Instructor, Evaluator, and Coach. In 2009 and 2011, he was a part of the trials staff that led the 18U USA Baseball National Team to a Gold Medal in the Pan American Games. In 2012, he was a part of the trial staff that led the 18U USA National Team to a Gold Medal in the World Championship. Following that, in the fall of 2012, he was the Bullpen Coach for Team France in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier. In 2014, Serrano coached and evaluated the 14U USA National Team Development Program and evaluated the 15U age group for the National Team Identification Series. In the summer of 2011, 2012, and 2013, Serrano also coached in the Under Armour All-America Game that took place in Chicago, IL at historic Wrigley Field.
Additionally, from 2005 – 2007, Serrano served as the Recruiting Coordinator for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In his two seasons at UNCG, Serrano helped in the maturation process of Jermaine Mitchell, Patrick Currin, Ryan Falcon, Adam Deleo, and Guy Welsh who went on to get drafted and play professionally. He also was instrumental in signing one of the best recruiting classes in UNCG history in 2007.
In 1998, Sammy was the 68th player taken overall and the first catcher selected in the MLB draft.
Why did you join SPORTMATCH?
I have experienced baseball and professional and collegiate athletics from all sides. I feel my experience in this realm can help other young athletes find the right fit with the right team at the right school.
What makes SPORTMATCH unique?
SPORTMATCH offers an incredibly valuable service to those whose collegiate choices are influenced by athletics–one that is all too often overlooked. We can help young students and athletes choose the best path for their needs, setting them on a lifelong road to success.