Former Auburn standout had spent the past two seasons at TCU
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University baseball head coach Tim Montez has announced the hiring of Chuck Jeroloman as assistant coach. Jeroloman joins the JU program after spending the past two seasons as the volunteer assistant coach at TCU following a seven-year professional playing career.
“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.”
A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., he will serve as the Dolphins recruiting coordinator in addition to coaching the infielders, outfielders and catchers.
“Its 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.”
During his time at TCU, Jeroloman coached the hitters, infielders and catchers and was part of a staff that guided the team to a 69-50 record and advanced to an NCAA Super Regional in 2012. Under his tutelage, TCU finished 3rd nationally in double plays in 2011 and in 2012 led the BIG 12 in fielding in the regular season at .976 and finished 2nd overall after post season play at .975.
Under his watch, infielders Paul Hendrix (2b) 18th rd to Cleveland and Jantzen Witte (3b) 24th round to Boston, were drafted in 2013 and catcher Josh Elander was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves.
Jeroloman was a three-year starter at Auburn from 2002-04 before being drafted in the 21st round by the Boston Red Sox in 2004. 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 Low A affiliate, Lowell. During his time in the Red Sox organization, Jeroloman spent time in Advanced A and AAA. In his four seasons in the minor leagues, he hit 41 doubles, four triples and 10 home runs.
After being released by the Red Sox, Jeroloman signed with the Grays of the Canadian-American League in the summer of 2007. He spent the next three seasons playing independent ball including the 2009 and 2010 in the Atlantic League. Jeroloman hit 65 doubles, eight triples and 40 home runs in 363 career games.
Chuck and his wife, Tara, have two sons, Owen and Chase.
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