Gus Hernandez
Head Coach

Gus Hernandez Sr. is entering his third year as the head coach for the Tennessee Temple University Crusaders.  Coach Hernandez has coached in South Florida for fifteen years.  Prior to relocating to Chattanooga, he was the Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach at Westwood Christian School in Miami, Florida.  Coach Hernandez lives in Ringgold, Georgia with his wife Ileana of twenty-eight years, and has two children, Agustin Jr. (26), and Anaely (22).  He is an alumnus of Miami Senior High School and Miami Dade Community College.  Coach Hernandez is very excited about the direction and commitment the university has taken to improve the baseball program and is looking forward to coaching the Crusaders at Historic Engel Stadium. 

Coach Hernandez's life verses are Proverbs 3:5,6 which state, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." (NKJV)  Coach Hernandez Sr. looks forward to coaching and transforming his athletes into good baseball players and also godly young men.  Coach Hernandez enjoys the hitting aspect of the game, and is looking forward to handling a lot of the hitting instruction on his team.  Gus Hernandez Sr. is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association. 

2009 Baseball Roster
# Name Cl. Pos. B/T Ht. Wt. Hometown Previous School
*rs Chris Davis FR RHP   6-1 185 Chickamunga GA Ridgeland HS
*rs Casey Marr FR C/DH   5-10 185 Chattanooga YN Lookout Valley HS
3 David Adair SO RHP/IF   5-10 170 Fulton MS Wallace St. CC
4 Jonathan Herrera FR IF   5-10 165 Miami FL Southridge HS
5 Michael Maxwell FR OF/IF   5-10 180 Miami FL Sunset HS
7 Robby McIntire JR LHP/OF   6-1 175 Cleveland TN Cleveland St. CC
8 Thomas Harris FR IF   5-9 155 Lacoochee FL Pasco HS
9 Thomas Kilgore SO C   5-8 165 Rocky Face GA Grace Baptist Academy
10 Nathaniel Rollins FR OF   5-10 150 Elkmont AL Covenant Christian HS
12 Clay Robinson JR OF   5-11 180 Phenix City AL Glenwood HS
14 James Rollins FR OF/3B   6-0 190 Elkmont AL Covenant Christian HS
15 Jeremy McKay JR 3B   5-10 185 Apple Valley MN First Baptist Rosemont HS
17 Zachary Barnes FR IF   5-9 165 Chickamunga GA Ridgeland HS
20 Pablo Rodriguez JR 1B/DH   5-10 220 Havana Cuba Westwood Christian Miami
21 Christian Salgado SR C   5-10 200 San Juan PR Sunset HS
22 A. J. Kaseta FR OF   6-3 175 Marietta GA Dominion Christian HS
23 Ariel Gonzales SO 2B/SS   5-9 180 Wellington FL Summit Christian HS
24 Aaron Bristol SO If/DH   5-11 190 Cleveland TN Bradley Central HS
25 Joseph Del Rosario JR OF/IF   6-1 200 Miami FL Barbara Goleman HS
27 Josh Daniel FR RHP/IF   6-0 180 Cartersville GA Cartersville HS
32 Kyle Welch JR LHP   6-1 210 Naples FL Barron Collier HS
33 Taylor Vaughn JR RHP   6-1 185 Clevelean TN Bradley Central HS
34 Kyle Fugitt JR LHP   5-10 180 Booneville MS NE Mississippi CC
44 John Creed JR RHP   6-1 210 CHattanooga TN Grace Baptist Academy
Kevin Drew Whitley - Assistant Coach
Gus Hernandez - Head Coach
Kraig Givens - Assistant Coach
Jonathan Johnson - Assistant Coach
Gus Hernandez Jr. - Assistant Coach
Overall Streak
20-26 (.435) Lost 2