By: Matt Rothman
Coming off another historic season where the Marjory Stoneman Douglas baseball won their third straight state and National Championship, the Eagles had a pair of their leaders receive their National Coach of the Year Awards at The Camby Hotel in Phoenix on Thursday.
Todd Fitz-Gerald managed the Eagles to a record of 29-0 and was awarded National Head Coach of the Year. He had all nine of his seniors commit to playing college baseball while nearly a dozen underclassmen had already committed.
As a team, MSD hit 35 home runs and scored 239 runs. They also had an incredible pitching rotation, which was tutored by Mike Cimilucca, who won Assistant Coach of the Year. He becomes the second straight coach from the Eagles to win this award, with Elliot Bonner winning it in 2022. Cimilucca’s pitchers threw to a .83 era and had a whip of .70 while striking out 270 hitters in 186 innings.
Fitz-Gerald and Cimilluca are set to return this season, looking to guide MSD to a fourth straight championship.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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