Carlos joins the program after a four-year stint at Jones Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi as their assistant/hitting coach. During his time, he coached in four Junior College National Championships (runner-up three times), four Junior College State Championships (champion three times), one NAIA Conference Championship (champions) and a NAIA World Series. He also coached three Junior College National Players of the Year including recent Southern Miss graduates Lauren Holifield (2015) and Tori Dew (2014).
Last year, the Bobcats hit 88 home runs, which ranked third nationally, and had a team batting average of .388. Jones scored 570 runs (third), had a .624 slugging percentage (fourth) and had a .455 on-base percentage (eighth) all of which are ranked in the top ten nationally.
In 2016, Jones hit 72 home runs, which ranked eighth nationally, and had a team batting average of .337. The team scored 439 runs, had a .533 slugging percentage and had a .405 on-base percentage.
Prior to JCJC, Carlos Castro was a graduate assistant at William Carey where he assisted the coaching staff and coached first base.
Carlos earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from William Carey in 2014. The Castro brothers are from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and attended high school at Puerto Rico Baseball Academy.