Miami, August 10, 2023 – Miami Dade Faculty (MDC) welcomes MDC alum and former Main League Baseball participant Alex Fernandez as the brand new Senior Advisor to MDC Athletics.
An MDC alum, Fernandez pitched for the Chicago White Sox (1990–96) and Florida Marlins (1997, 1999–2000) throughout his 11-year Main League Baseball profession. He led the Miami Marlins to their first-ever World Collection championship.
“Alex is aware of what it takes to do issues proper on and off the sector and has demonstrated success in all sides of life all through the years,” President Pumariega stated. “He understands what it takes to win. He has all the time been the very best at what he does, and that is one other alternative to deliver greatness to not solely our baseball program however to MDC Athletics as a complete.”
Fernandez, a Miami native, attended Monsignor Edward Tempo Excessive College. In 1990, he gained the Dick Howser Trophy for Nationwide Faculty Baseball Participant of the Yr whereas pitching at MDC.
“I’m really excited to simply accept this unimaginable alternative at MDC,” Fernandez stated. “It’s an honor to be entrusted with this position and to work towards placing this program within the place to compete for a nationwide title yearly. I wish to specific my honest gratitude to President Pumariega for her unwavering dedication and perception in me and her dedication to excellence. I’m excited to deliver that very same power to MDC Athletics and the baseball program.”
About MDC Athletics
MDC’s famend athletic applications have earned 36 NJCAA nationwide titles and embody basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. Most not too long ago, the Faculty introduced males’s and ladies’s soccer groups coming in 2024. Many pupil athletes graduate from MDC with honors and switch to high universities throughout the nation, whereas others are recruited to play professionally, ultimately being inducted into prestigious halls of fame. Study extra about MDC’s athletic applications at www.mdcathletics.com.