Emmanuel Roman-Castillo joins the Lions athletic department after an established career in baseball and coaching. He is a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico where he went to Saint Francis High School and was a four year letter winner. Roman-Castillo helped bring the first ever championship to Saint Francis in 2007.
After high school, Roman-Castillo attended Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania where he was a four year member of the baseball team and helped them win four conference titles and the first regional title in school history in 2011. He graduated from Keystone College in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Recreation Management.
Following his collegiate career he started coaching as a volunteer at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. In 2013, Roman-Castillo began as a pitching coach at Lackawanna College, and also served as the recruiting coordinator. Lackawanna was a Region XIX runner up in 2014, and in 2015 were Region XIX champions. Roman-Castillo then moved on to Monroe College, a division I junior college in New Rochelle, New York where he was the Head JV Baseball Coach. During the 2016 season, Roman-Castillo took over the varsity pitching staff, and helped lead a team that broke the school record in wins and won the Region XV title.
In his short time at the junior college level, Roman-Castillo has coached more than 10 NCAA DI athletes. He recruited and coached Tony Hernandez, a pitcher who was taken by the New York Yankees in the 15th round of the 2016 MLB draft.
Roman-Castillo currently is a resident of Red Bank, NJ.