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Mariano Jimenez Named Athletic Director & Head Baseball Coach at New College of Florida

Sarasota, Fla. – New College of Florida today announced that it has launched an intercollegiate
athletics department and has named Mariano Jimenez as its athletic director and head baseball

“We are pleased to announce Mariano Jimenez as our new athletic director and head baseball
coach,” said Interim President Richard Corcoran. “We are confident that this hire will continue to
elevate student life at New College of Florida and attract scholar-athletes to our campus to take
part in competitive sports from baseball to softball to soccer and basketball.”

During his career, he has also served as a coach for Team USA Baseball, been a pro-baseball sports
agent, and is an alum at IMG Academy where he played and coached for a decade. He also played
and coached at his alma mater, Palm Beach Atlantic University, before playing professionally in
Texas. Jimenez was most recently the president of baseball operations at the prestigious Inspiration
Academy and was a professional consultant to players across Major League Baseball.

“I am excited to join New College of Florida as athletic director and head coach of the baseball
team,” said Jimenez. “We’re looking forward to building a culture that emphasizes academic and
athletic excellence. We’re going to bring in outstanding people to contribute to this amazing

New College of Florida has a vision for high-level athletics that will compete for conference and
national championships while offering unique scholarship opportunities to graduate with an elite
academic degree. Jimenez will be tasked with identifying outstanding coaches and student-

“I’ve had many hitting coaches over my 13-year professional career, none better than Mariano
Jimenez,” said Chris Coghlan, who is the former National League Rookie of the Year and a World
Series Champion with the Chicago Cubs. “Under his leadership, New College will have a
commitment to mentoring the next generation. I would trust my son under his leadership.”

“Congratulations to Mariano Jimenez on his new assignment as the director of athletics and head
baseball coach at the New College of Florida,” said Clint Hurdle, former manager of the Colorado
Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates. “Mario’s experience, passion and leadership skills will give the
program just what it needs to build, grow and thrive.”