Brian Joros: Fifty-One Memorable Innings

Brian Joros has devoted his life to baseball. He had an outstanding career as a high school and collegiate player, but has distinguished himself as one of the best high school coaches that Florida prep baseball has ever seen.

Brian Joros grew up playing baseball in Indianapolis, Indiana. He starred on the Center Grove High School as both a pitcher and center fielder. During his senior season, when he patrolled center, Brian Joros put up .437 batting average, while hitting five home runs and stealing nineteen bases. On the mound, he went 4-1 with 2.17 earned run average. He also had one memorable stretch where he was nearly untouchable, striking out eight-four batters over fifty-one innings. He also threw a no-hitter against the #4 team in the state.

After graduating from high school, Brian Joros went on to play for the Olney Central Junior College team, where as the #2 pitcher in the rotation he won eight games and had a 2.76 era. He also played right field and batted third in the lineup, and finished with a .338 batting average and 47 runs batted in. Brian Joros was named first team All-Conference that year.

But he only stayed at Olney for one season. After that Brian Joros transferred to Purdue University in the Big Ten Conference, and he stayed there for the remainder of his college career as a pitcher. His completed his Big Ten career with a 4.13 earned run average and seven saves.

Brian Joros has not focused entirely on baseball, however. He earned an Associates Degree in Business from Olney Central Junior College, and a

Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University, which he received in 1998. He also has a Masters in Education degree. From 2005 to 2011, Brian Joros was the President and part owner of TSG Sportswear LLC, and won Salesman Of The Year honors in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012. He sold the company to Global Industries in August 2012.

Still, baseball is the thing that means the most to Brian Joros, and he has made a lasting mark as a high school coach at several Florida schools. As the coach of the West Boca Raton High School team, he had a 93-36 overall record and won a Regional Championship in 2007.

One of the high points in his coaching career came when he took over the struggling Royal Palm Beach High School Wildcats in 2011. After a transition year, Brian Joros skippered the Wildcats to their first-ever district championship in 2012.

Along the way, he has become a devoted family man, and the Founder and Director of the National Grand Slam Baseball Tournament. Brian Joros has been named the Palm Beach County Coach of the Year on three occasions, and the Palm Beach County South Conference Coach of the Year twice.

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