Coach Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez is the head coach for the Academy of the Americas softball team. Even though he has only been coaching for PAL for three years, his team is back to back champions! This season, they won the Softball Junior Division for the second year in a row and were runner-ups in the Rookie Division.
The secret to their success? Hard work.
Coach Ramirez always make sure the team is working together to improve. “Team work and hard work are the keys to everything in life,” said Coach Ramirez. He also teaches his young student athletes how sports relate to school and the work place and how they should always work hard and keep a positive attitude.
“Nobody is going to hand them a championship trophy, they have to earn it by practicing hard on a daily basis,” he stated, “In life, nobody is going to hand them a career or job either, they have to earn it through attending school and giving their best effort in and out of the classroom.” Coach Ramirez is clearly having a huge impact on the girl’s lives. The team has continued to improve year after year and he looks forward to moving into higher age divisions with this team.
Although he is the coach, his team inspires him just as much as he inspires them. “They absolutely inspire me!” he said, “Knowing the hardships they endure and seeing them at school and how they interact with their classmates and teachers, the sky is the limit for these girls!”
Coach Ramirez looks forward to moving into the U-18 Division next season and working hard to earn another championship win with his hard-working team!