Douglas HS, Florida
The MBCA is pleased to have one of the more exciting young high school coaches in America speak the association about pitching and baserunning. His teams are consitently ranked in the top 25 nationally, culminating with a #1 ranking from USA Today in 2008. The former American Heritage baseball coach was recently announced as the new head coach at nearby Douglas High in Douglas, Florida. Fitz-Gerald left behind a Patriots program that he helped build into a national contender over his 16 seasons at the helm, with which he won a state title for in 2008. One of his players from that championship team was Eric Hosmer, who became the highest-drafted player in Broward County history after he was selected third overall in the 2008 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft.