Varsity Softball Tryouts – Monday, January 23rd, 2023.
4:30pm at Crusader Softball Field.
Please bring all necessary equipment and dress appropriately (pants).
Facts about Coach Patrick Mendez:
- Born and raised in New Orleans Louisiana
- Brother Martin Catholic High School ‘89
- University of New Orleans ‘94
- Moved to Tampa in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina
- Married to Jill Mendez - Executive Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services Advent Health Carrollwood
- 2 children-
- Ryan 24 – Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School ‘17
- Olivia 20 – 2020 graduate of Tampa Catholic – member of the softball team 2017-2020 – state semifinals 2019. Attending FAU
- Began coaching as a hitting instructor for a former Major League Baseball player in 1991.
- Tampa Catholic asst softball coach in 2019 and 2020
- Coached Travel Softball Teams in Tampa 2008-2019
- Resides with his family in New Tampa.
Tampa Catholic won States in Softball in 1976 and 1997.
Softball Hall of Fame from TC:
- Yolie Espino-Fiedler 1976
- 1976 Softball State Championship Team
- Karen Ann Pitisci 1979
- Anne Lawrence Parham 1987
- Michelle “Miki” Stark 2000
- Jaclyn Hirschfeld Alpizar 1998
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