Jeremy Flores has been named interim head baseball coach, after spending the last two seasons as assistant coach.
He guided the Saints to a fifth-place finish in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) regular season with a conference record of 18-14. The Saints qualified for the postseason tournament and lost the first game to Jarvis Christian College 6-11. They went on to defeat the University of Houston-Victoria 12-8 and the dropped their last game to LSU-Alexandria 1-9 to end their season with an overall 29-27 record. Three Saints were named to the All-Conference Team -- Anthony DeJesus, Jordan Hackett and JB Martinez.
In the Saints' first season, they finished in fourth-place in the RRAC regular season with a conference record of 15-12. They qualified for the postseason tournament and defeated Bacone 15-7 and LSU-Alexandria 4-3 in the first day. In the fifth game of the tournament, the Saints lost to LSU-Shreveport 12-4 and advanced to the semifinals game against LSU-Alexandria and were defeated to end their season at 26-29-1. Flores helped produce three First Team All-Conference selections as well as one Second-Team All-Conference player and one Pitcher of the Week award winner. He also helped produce the school's first-ever NAIA National Gold Glove Award Winner in Jordan Hackett.
After completing his first season as an assistant coach at Texas A&M University -- Kingsville, Flores helped the Javelinas to a second straight Lone Star Conference Championship and a third straight regional championship appearance. The Javelinas were ranked as high as No. 4 in NCAA Division II national polls. Flores coached 11 All Lone Star Conference selections including seven first-team selections, three second-team selections and one honorable-mention selection along with both the Player of the Year and Academic Player of the Year. Of those 11 players, five were selected to the Daktronics Division II South Central Regional first and second teams and one Daktronics All-American selection.
He recently served his second season as assistant coach for the Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League leading them to a second consecutive TCL Championship appearance in a record breaking season in which the team broke the single season wins with 37. Along with having nine TCL all-star selections and both the Pitcher of the Year (Kris Looper- University of Incarnate Word) and the Batting Title Champion (Justin Pacchioli- Lehigh University), he was also selected to be the assistant coach on the all-star team to represent the South Division. Throughout his two years on the coaching staff, the team produced five MLB First Year Player Draftees including: 2014- Argenis Angulo (Cleveland Indians 19th round), Taylor Hearn (Minnesota Twins 25th round) and Drake Roberts (Cleveland Indians 29th round); 2013- Glenn Sparkman (Kansas City Royals 20th round) and Kyle Thornell (Colorado Rockies 34th round); and one player signing a free agent contract: Alvaro Rondon (Arizona Diamondbacks).
Flores recently served as the assistant coach for the Waccamaw Waves of the Beach Collegiate Baseball League in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and led the inaugural campaign to a second place finish in the Atlantic Division and a playoff appearance. Under Flores, the team produced five BCBL all-star selections and was selected to serve as an assistant coach in the BCBL All-Star game.
Flores played all four years of his collegiate career at Texas A&M University-- Kingsville, where he had a standout campaign in which he broke both the single season and career records for saves as the team's full-time closer. Throughout his career, he was a vital part of a pitching staff that won two conference championships and reached the regional championship game in two consecutive seasons.
Flores graduated from Texas A&M University -- Kingsville with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He is from Victoria, Texas.
Flores and his fiancé Katrina reside in San Antonio and are parents to one-year-old daughter, Kyleigh.
Jake Mendiola joined the Saints baseball coaching staff in spring 2016. He is a native of Kingsville, Texas, and he graduated from Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, South Carolina.
During high school, he was a standout catcher and received All-Region honors during his senior year. Upon completion of high school, Mendiola signed with the JUCO D1 power house, University of South Carolina-Sumter. During his two-year stay, he led his team to two conference tournament appearances, one super regional appearance and a Region X championship. After two years in South Carolina, Mendiola transferred to his hometown to play for Texas A&M University- Kingsville. While in Kingsville Mendiola continued to lead his team to post-season play for both his junior and senior year. During his senior year, he lead his team to a regional tournament appearance and was named First-Team All-Conference as a catcher in the Lone Star Conference, while boasting a .331 batting average and leading the team in both doubles (12) and RBIs (39), while maintaining a .984 fielding percentage.
After his collegiate career, Mendiola signed with the Amarillo Sox of the American Association of Independent Baseball, but was later released and signed with the Rio Grande Valley White Wings of the United Baseball League. Mendiola received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a Sport Business concentration. He will bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the game to the players this year and will primarily be working with the hitters and catchers.
Josh Razo joins the coaching staff of the Saints baseball team. Razo played two years for the Saints after transferring from Frank Phillips Junior College. He is a native of Pearland, Texas, where he attended Manvel High School.
Razo, who played first base, earned Conference Scholar Athlete recognition.
Zach Luevanos joined the coaching staff of the Our Lady of the Lake University baseball team in January 2017.
In 2013, Luevanos served as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Lamar University for Coach Jim Gilligin. From 2014-2016, Luevanos focused his time in training and managing training facilities in Beaumont, Texas, where he served as Director of Baseball Operations for two local baseball training facilities.
Luevanos comes from a baseball family and is well connected in the baseball world. His cousins Rudy and Tony Jaramillo are well respected coaches in professional baseball. Rudy held a major league hitting coach position for 20 years with the Astros, Rangers and Cubs). Rudy was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. Tony currently holds the assistant major league hitting coach position for the Cincinnati Reds.
Luevanos' playing career is as follows:
Lamar University (2013): Played in 48 games with 42 starts behind the plate during his senior campaign. He helped lead the Cardinals to a 39-20 overall record, 15-12 during conference matchups and 24-8 during non-conference play. He finished conference with a .295 average with one home run, 22 runs batted in, .994 fielding percentage, .360 on base percentage and .333 slugging percentage earned was enough to land Luevanos on the 2013 Southland All-Conference Team with Honorable Mention honors. Off the field, Luevanos was named to the spring 2013 Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll List.
Northwoods Collegiate League: Played for the Mankato Moondogs in Mankato, Minn. in the prestigious Northwoods League finishing the season with a .317 average collecting 20 hits while driving in seven runs in 63 at bats for the Moondogs.
Lamar University (2012): Played in 33 games with 19 starts, primarily at catcher..carried a .259 average with 14 runs batted in and seven scores...picked up his first career run on a Feb. 19 win over Arkansas State ... singled against Illinois on Feb. 26 for his first career hit ... went 2-for-4 and knocked in his first career run in a win at Rice on March 21 ... had a 2-for-4 outing with an RBI in a win over Sam Houston State ... recorded first multi-RBI game in April 20 win over Nicholls, going 2-for-3 with two ... had a career day against Prairie View A&M on April 24, registering three hits and three RBIs in the victory ... went 5-for-11 with five RBI and two scores in series against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... recorded a hit in 14 games and an RBI in nine.
Texas Collegiate League (2011): In the summer, Luevanos played for the Alexandria Aces in the Texas Collegiate Wood bat League. Held a .277 average collecting 26 hits and driving in 14 runs in 28 games before leaving Alexandria with an ankle injury.
Coastal Plains League (2010: Was a member of the 2010 Gastonia Grizzlies in Gastonia, N.C... Luevanos started 33 out of 36 of the games he played and held a respectable .366 on base percentage while collecting 23 hits, 3 doubles, 18 runs batted in, and one. Helped lead the grizzlies to a 35-21 overall record.
Seminole State (2010): As a red shirt freshman in 2010, Luevanos led the Trojans offensively with a .387 batting average, 13 doubles, 12 home runs, 24 runs and 41 Runs batted in. In 2011 as a sophomore, Luevanos paced the Trojans offensively for the bulk of the season collecting 60 hits, 17 doubles, five home runs, scoring 40 runs and driving in 52. Luevanos also ended his sophomore year with a .343 average Luevanos garnered All-Region selections during his freshman and sophomore seasons for Seminole State. Luevanos was named NJCAA player of the week in the month of March after going 7-12 at the plate, collecting two home runs, three doubles, scoring three runs and driving in eight runs.
Northwestern State of Louisiana ( Red Shirted) (2009).
High School: Was two-year, All-South Texas and one-year All-State performer for Coach Lee Yeager at Corpus Christi Carroll ... Posted .448 batting average and hit two home runs as senior and batted .420 with four homers as junior. ... Luevanos was a two-year honoree on the All-Region Academic Team and signed with Northwestern State of Louisiana during early signing period in Nov. of 2008.
Father Cristopher Robinson returns for his third year as the chaplain for the OLLU Saints Baseball Team. He has been the rector at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Antonio for four years.He and his wife Kristina have been married for 21 years, and they have two sons, Michael and Zachary.
Robinson is an ardent supporter of education, and is an adjunct faculty member at St. George Episcopal School in the Sacred Studies department in addition to his responsibilities at St. Francis. He previously served on the Episcopal Schools Commission of the Diocese of West Texas. He also serves on the Ecumenical Commission. He volunteers every year to lead a camp session at Camp Capers, our diocesan summer camp.
A Texas native, Robinson earned degrees in Civil Engineering at Rice and The University of Texas at Austin, and was previously employed as an airport consultant before going to seminary.
David Marte has joined the coaching staff of the Saints baseball team. Marte played two years on the Saints team as a pitcher after transferring from Monroe College. He is a native of Boston, Mass., and a graduate of Brighton High School.
While on the team, Marte earned Conference Scholar Athlete and Champions of Character recognition.
Austin Gallego has joined the coaching staff of the Saints baseball team. Gallego played two years on the team after transferring from Lincoln College. He is a native of Bryan, Texas, and a graduate of Bryan High School.
Mark Medina joined the Saints in 2016 as manager. He is a native of Jourdanton, Texas, where he graduated from Jourdanton High School. He transferred to OLLU from San Antonio College.
A sophomore, Medina enjoys hunting and fishing. His favorite motto is, "Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." His athletic role model is David Wright.