UCF adds Brandon Romans to Coaching Staff

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

BrandonRomans ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – UCF head baseball coach Terry Rooney announced Tuesday that former Knight Brandon Romans was named the program’s volunteer assistant coach. A native of Cocoa, Fla., Romans played three seasons with the Black and Gold, hitting .314 for his career with 17 home runs and 77 RBI.

“I am extremely excited about the addition of Brandon Romans to our coaching staff,” said Rooney. “Brandon was a tremendous collegiate player and understands the expectations of this program. To have another alum on our staff means a great deal to me. Due to his diverse playing background, he will assist in a variety of on-field areas, while serving as our camp coordinator.”

Romans saw time in 131 career games with 103 starts as a catcher and outfielder for the Knights from 2007-09. He came to UCF after one year at Birmingham-Southern, and progressed every season leading up to his standout senior campaign. Last year, he was selected to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List, which is given out to the nation’s top catcher. Although he spent most of his time in the outfield, he went on to tie for sixth in single-season history with 14 homers.

Also in 2009, Romans was voted onto the All-Conference USA Second Team by going .333 at the plate with 49 RBI, 116 total bases and a .595 slugging percentage. He walked 25 times and struck out on only 15 occasions. Romans held a .329 average as a junior while posting a .989 fielding percentage, and went .274 at the dish in 2007.

After his UCF career, Romans suited up for the Rockford RiverHawks of the Frontier League in the summer of 2009.

UCF now has two former players working on the staff, as Nick Choto (2007-09) was named the director of baseball operations last summer.

Season tickets for the 2010 campaign are already on sale. The Knights will play 36 games at home this year, and reserved chairbacks are just $199, while reserved bleachers seats are only $150. Faculty/staff, youth and senior season tickets are $99. To purchase tickets, call 407-823-1000 or visit UCFAthletics.com.