Assistant Baseball Coach, University of Tampa
Trainers - Tampa Bay
Chris Cates was a local Tampa Bay standout baseball player at Brandon High School and is currently an Assistant Baseball Coach at the University of Tampa. He has also coached collegiately at the University of South Florida and Florida State University. Prior to his coaching, Chris was a four-year starter at the University of Louisville and was a member of the 2007 team that went to the NCAA College World Series. Following college, he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and played professional baseball for five years. Chris has spent his life defying the odds against him because of his small stature. His positive attitude and outlook have helped become a success both as a player and coach.