Alex Gonzalez enters his third season as the Buccaneers pitching coach in 2013.
Gonzalez helped architect a phenomenal campaign in 2011 in which Barry's pitching staff was one of the best in the nation, ranking ninth in walks per game (2.55), and 10th in hits allowed (585). The Bucs also led the SSC with a 3.38 era in route to a 40-17 mark.
Under Gonzalez’s guidance, pitchers Manny Rodriguez and Corey Witkowski experienced tremendous seasons as they both earned First Team All-SSC honors in 2011. Witkowski went on to become the South Region Pitcher of the Year as named by Daktronics, while Manny Rodriguez became the highest Buccaneer drafted in program history, going in the 10th round of the MLB Draft.
During the summer of 2011, Gonzalez served as the pitching coach for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League. With the Braves, Gonzalez coached three of the top collegiate pitchers in the country including the NCAA Division I Pitcher of the Year, Ryan Eades of LSU. Under his guidance, the Braves’ staff posted a 2.76 earned run average.
Prior to joining the Bucs’ staff, Gonzalez owned Evolution Sports Performance, a company which helped athletes enhance performance using ethical means. He will serve as the Bucs’ pitching coach, taking over from Jorge Correa.
Gonzalez enjoyed an outstanding four-year career with the Bucs. He is one of only three pitchers in school history to win 20 games and holds the school record for career strikeouts with 285. His senior year was one of the best in the program as he went 9-3 with a 2.36 ERA with 121 strikeouts in 101.0 innings, setting the single-season strikeout record.
He was named first-team All-Sunshine State Conference and All-South Region.
He signed as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox after his senior year with the Buccaneers and pitched in their minor league system for one year.
He graduated from Barry in 2005 with an undergraduate degree in human performance.