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Former University of Tampa standout and two-time Philadelphia Phillies draft pick Andrew Amaro joined the Delaware baseball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach in September, 2016.
Amaro, who served the 2016 season as an assistant coach at his alma mater, joins the staff and replaces Troy O’Neal in the volunteer position. O’Neal was promoted to a full-time role as Delaware’s pitching coach last month.
"We are pleased to have Andrew join our staff as our volunteer assistant,” said Delaware head coach Jim Sherman. “Andrew brings tremendous baseball knowledge for such a young guy and its going to be exciting having some young blood on our staff. Andrew will be in charge of our outfielders, base running, and helping with our hitters."
The nephew of former Major League player (1991-98), Philadelphia Phillies general manager (2009-15), and current Boston Red Sox coach Ruben Amaro, Jr., Andrew served as an assistant coach at NCAA II power Tampa with head coach Joe Urso in 2016, working with the outfielders, serving as an advance scout, and coaching base running and bunting. The Spartans went 41-10 during the 2016 season and advanced to the NCAA South Regional.
A native of Bensalem, Pa. and a standout at William Penn Charter High School, Amaro began his collegiate career at the University of Maryland and played three seasons with the Terrapins in 2011-14 before moving on to Tampa. He earned his degree in communications from Tampa in December, 2015.
During the 2015 season he batted .320 with three home runs, 25 RBI, and a team-high 19 stolen bases, earned All-Sunshine State Conference honors, and led the team to a 43-13 record and the NCAA Division II national title.
Originally drafted by the Phillies in the 47th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, he played three seasons at Maryland and helped lead the Terrapins to two Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament appearances.
He then transfered to Tampa where he played one season and was drafted by the Phillies once again in 2015, this time in the 35th round. He played one season in the minors, competing for the Lakewood (N.J.) Blue Claws and the Williamsport (Pa.) Crosscutters.
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