IRVINE, Calif. – The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing in the California Collegiate League (CCL), announced today Andrew Ramos has joined the OC Riptide coaching staff. Ramos will handle the catching and bullpen coaching duties for the summer 2022 season.
Riptide Head Coach Tim Brown says that Ramos’ unique coaching skill set will bring an unequaled edge to the Riptide this summer.
“Andrew will help develop the Riptide catching corps and oversee all activities in our bullpen,” Head Coach Tim Brown said. “Any major league manager will tell you how important this role is to the success of the baseball team. As a collegiate summer league team, we are fortunate to have Andrew not only coach our catchers but also ensure that when we make a pitching change, the pitcher is both physically and mentally ready to take the mound.”
Coach Ramos is no stranger to the California Collegiate League. Prior to joining the Riptide coaching staff, Ramos began his career in the CCL as part of the San Luis Obispo Blues coaching staff from 2019-2020.
“It’s an absolute privilege to be with the OC Riptide,” Ramos said. “I have coached and played against the Riptide and they have always been an extremely talented ball club. To finally join the Riptide organization and be on the staff alongside Head Coach Tim Brown, has me thrilled about the 2022 summer season. The staff that Coach Brown and [General Manager] Moe Geoghegan have put together is something special. Knowing that I have the privilege to learn from them is something that I am looking forward to adding to my coaching tool bag.”
Prior to his time with the SLO Blues, Ramos coached the University of the Cumberlands (KY), a nationally ranked powerhouse in NAIA. During his time at UC, Ramos helped guide the Patriots to a 2019 Mid-South Conference Regular Season Championship. Cumberlands also received a host site for the second consecutive year for the NAIA’s 2019 World Series Opening Round. While with the Patriots, Ramos coached the catchers and hitters and assisted the Patriots to lead the NAIA in home runs in 2019.
Ramos cut his teeth coaching for the OC Riptide’s affiliate team, the OC Surf, in 2018. As part of the OC Surf staff, he took the team up and down the California coast in an old fashioned barnstorming campaign. The Surf traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska and competed against the Alaska Goldpanners in the 114th Annual Mid-Night Sun Game.
An Orange County native from Santa Ana, Calif., Ramos has spent most of his playing career in Southern California where he has competed with and against some of the nation’s top players. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sport Science and a minor in Public Health from Cumberlands. Prior to UC, Andrew spend two years at two top tier Junior Colleges in Southern California, Santa Ana College (’16) under Head Coach Tom Niles, and Cypress College (’15) under Hall of Fame Coach, Scott Pickler.
“The goal is simple; bring another CCL Championship back to Orange County,” Ramos added. “What I really want to accomplish this summer is to help with the physical and mental development of the athletes arriving to Orange County. I want to give them a positive playing experience this summer so they can return back to their respective institutions better than they left.”
Andrew Ramos is currently a Graduate Assistant Coach for Holy Names University where he is working towards his Masters Degree in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology.