GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University head baseball coach Juan Ranero earned his 400th career victory on March 28 against Neumann University, 8-7.
In 16 seasons, Ranero has a won-loss record of 400-271-5. At Rowan, he has a 291-168-4 mark in 12 years. This is Ranero’s second stint at the University. He coached the Profs from 1994-98 (112-74-1) and returned in 2006 (179-94-3). Ranero posted a 109-103-1 mark at Barry University from 2002-2005. He has guided Rowan to seven appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. The Profs played in the national tournament in 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 1998, 1997 and 1996.
Ranero was selected the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Coach of the Year in 2011, 2010 and 1997. He received the Louisville Slugger Award for Excellence in Coaching in 1997. He also serves as one of the University’s assistant athletic directors.
Prior to Barry, Ranero was the head baseball coach and an instructor at Westminster Christian School for two years. He registered a 49-18 record and led the Warriors to two District Championships. The baseball team had a 28-7 record his last season and won its second straight district title before falling in the region final. In 2000, Westminster compiled a 21-11 record and won the district championship.
After the 1998 season, Ranero left Rowan to serve as recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at NCAA Division I Old Dominion University. Prior to coming to Rowan, he was an assistant baseball coach at Appalachian State University (NC) for four years. Ranero was also an assistant coach with the Yarmouth/Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League for six summers. In addition, he has served as an assistant coach at Miami-Dade Community College-Kendall Campus (1989), Alfred B. Maclay School (Tallahassee, FL) (1988-89) and South Miami High School (1985-87).
Ranero graduated from Florida State University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and earned his master’s in physical education at Appalachian State University in 1992. He transferred to Florida State after earning his associate’s degree from Miami-Dade Community College. Ranero was a pitcher at Miami-Dade in 1984 and with the South Florida “Huskies” in the semi-pro baseball league in 1984-85.
This year, the Profs have a 14-4 record. Rowan is ranked 11th in the D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll and 14th in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball Poll.
overall record at Rowan – 291-168-4 (12 seasons)
record – 112-74-1
record – 179-94-3
overall record at Barry – 109-103-1 (4 seasons)
career record – 400-271-5 (16 seasons)