Coach Gomez

Coach Gomez played at Northeast high school where he was a 4 year starter on the varsity baseball team.  He was named as the captain and held that position for the rest of his high school years. He played shortstop and hit for a .400 career average..

As a senior, he led Northeast to a district championship in 2000. Coach Gomez went on to play college baseball at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL where he was red shirted as freshmen. He then went on to play his 4 year career at Northwood University in West Palm Beach, FL. Gomez was known as a the team Captain for Northwood.

He’s set records or been amongst the leaders in walks, OBP, SLG, and hitting more HRs, triples, doubles, and singles in a three year period. Coach Gomez is not only known for his hitting, but also his leadership skills which he brings to the field at every game.


John Thraum

The original head coach of the Pokers for the first four seasons, years ago John turned over the reigns to a professional.  While John still helps at every practice, he believes with players at this age, it is best to have professional training and a professional coach to evaluate each player without any bias. John equates his job to that of an MLB General Manager.  He is proud that many of the original players on the current squad have been there since the team formed. John is originally from St. Louis and resides in Parkland with his wife, Tami, his daughter, Nicole, and his son, Johnny. Tami also helps out in the dugout as the team's scorekeeper

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