ABOUT COACH ROCHA
University of Oklahoma Alumni Pitcher Four Year Letterman
Drafted to Philadelphia Phillies in 2011 in the 26th round
Pitching Assistant Position as Student Coach for OU
I began my baseball career as most do: playing T-ball and later attended Hays High School where I became an All-State Pitcher. I was then recruited by the University of Oklahoma where I was a Four-year Letterman. While at Oklahoma I was nominated as an All-American and a Golden Spikes Semi-Finalist. During the summers at OU, I played in the Alaskan Baseball League and the Cape Cod Baseball League where I face many different talents and learned many different aspects of the game. In 2010, I played in the College World Series, which was the last year it was held in Rosenblatt. Finally, in the 2011 MLB Draft, I was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 26th round.
Instead of playing professional baseball, I accepted a Pitching Assistant Position as a Student Coach so I could finish my degree. It was then that God led me to a career in medicine where I started working in hospitals, and through further education became an EMT. I am currently now sharing my knowledge of baseball and medicine as a Health Science Teacher and Baseball Coach at Lockhart High School. My first year coaching at Lockhart, we were able to break a 30 year drought and enter into the post-season playoffs.
I look forward to utilizing my testimony and skills I have learned to help develop you into the player you are capable of becoming.