“I am very happy to welcome Chuck, his lovely wife Tara and their two children into our Dolphin family,” said Montez. “He comes very highly recommended from out in the baseball community. He is very versatile, and very well connected down in the South Florida region which will help us as he leads our recruiting efforts.”
“It’s an honor to join the staff at JU and work with Coach Montez and Coach Hayes,” said Jeroloman. “My family and I are truly excited to become part of the Jacksonville community and JU family. The opportunity to work for a great university, with an extremely respected staff, in my home state is something I couldn’t pass up.”
At TCU Jeroloman coached the hitters, infielders and catchers. He was an integral part of the 2012 staff that guided the Horned Frogs to the UCLA Super Regional and a College Station Regional Championship. TCU finished the campaign 40-22 and shared the Mountain West regular season crown. Under his tutelage, TCU’s infielders excelled ranking 3rd nationally in double plays turned in 2012. In 2013, the group led the Big 12 in fielding in the regular season (.975) and finished 2nd overall in the league at (.972). Over the last two years TCU catchers threw out 33% of would be base stealers in 2012 and 40% in 2013.
Five Horned Frog position players were drafted under him in 2012 and 2013.Those include 2012 drafts Josh Elander, Jason Coats and Kyle VonTungeln as well as two 2013 draft picks Paul Hendrix and Jantzen Witte. Elander was recently named Atlanta Braves Minor League Player of the Year for 2013.
Jeroloman, a West Palm Beach native, attended Wellington High School and played under Coach Scott Benedict. Jeroloman began his coaching career at Palm Beach Central High School with Coach Benedict from 2008-2011 during the offseason from professional baseball.
Jeroloman started at shortstop all three years at Auburn from 2002-04 before being drafted in the 21st round by the Boston Red Sox in 2004 following his junior season. As a Tiger, he played in 175 games and amassed 33 doubles, 12 home runs and drove in 91 runs.
He made his professional debut on July 7, 2004 with the Red Sox’s Short Season A affiliate, Lowell. During his time in the Red Sox organization, Jeroloman advanced as high as AAA. In his seven seasons in professional baseball, he hit 106 doubles, twelve triples and 50 home runs in 580 career games.
Chuck’s brother Brian reached the Major Leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. He is currently catching in the Washington Nationals organization.
Chuck and his wife, Tara, have two sons, Owen (3) and Chase (1).