FRIDAY, MAY 03, 2013
Tim Montez To Succeed Terry Alexander As Jacksonville Baseball Coach
Longtime JU assistant has over 26 years of coaching experience
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University Director of Athletics Brad Edwards has announced Associate Head Coach Tim Montez will take over as the head baseball coach following the 2013 season. Montez, who has been on the Dolphins coaching staff since 2006, will be replacing Terry Alexander who is departing JU at the conclusion of this season.
“Jacksonville University has been privileged to have had Terry Alexander mentor this program for the past 23 seasons,” said Edwards. “I would like to thank Coach Alexander for his leadership of this storied program during his tenure. He has been a teacher and a great example for the young men that have been associated with our program.”
“Tim Montez has been a staple of the successes here at JU over the past eight seasons. It is fairly clear that with his experience he is the most qualified candidate and the best choice to lead us to even greater success in the future.”
Montez brings over 26 years of coaching experience, including 20-plus at the at the Division I level, to the forefront of the Dolphins program. He joined the JU coaching staff in 2006 and is widely regarded as one of the top pitching coaches and recruiters in the nation.
In the past seven years, he has aided the Dolphins to one of their best runs in program history (43 wins - 2006), back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances (2006, 2007) for the first time since 1994-95 and regional appearances in four of the last six years (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011).
In 23 seasons, Montez has coached, recruited or worked with 15 major league players including Barry Zito (San Francisco Giants), Michael Young (Philadelphia Phillies), Cliff Lee (Philadelphia Phillies), Eric Hinske (Atlanta Braves), Adam Kennedy (Seattle Mariners) and Matt Garza (Chicago Cubs) and the recently retired Russ Ortiz. He has had at least one former player in the last seven World Series, including Zito and Doug Fister (Detroit Tigers) in this past Fall Classic.
Before JU, Montez has also served as a pitching coach with Fresno State, Arkansas, Cal State Northridge, UC Santa Barbara and Pepperdine.