• Head Baseball Coach

    Joey Aragon
     

    Joey Aragon grew up in Southern California in the San Gabriel Valley playing baseball
    with aspirations of being in the major leagues.  He attended Rosemead High School
    Class of 79, where he was a 3 sport athlete and Captain of his baseball and football
    teams.
    Joey received numerous awards as a high school athlete and moved on to college
    baseball.  After being on a championship team at Citrus College under the direction of
    legendary Hall of Fame coach Skip Claprood, and receiving additional awards and
    accolades, Joey was drafted in the 4th round by the 1981 World Champion Los Angeles
    Dodgers.
    He received baseball Scholarship offers from many Universities and Colleges
    throughout the Country and selected to attend Chapman College.  Joey received a full
    scholarship where he was fortunate enough to play on a championship team that broke
    many baseball school records under the direction of the late Hall of Fame coach Paul
    Deese and coach Mike Weathers of Long Beach State. Joey was invited to play in the
    prestigious Alaskan College Baseball League in the summer of 1983.
    In 1984, Joey was drafted by the Minnesota Twins where he played professional
    baseball for 5 years. He received many accolades and awards during his professional
    career and continued to develop his baseball and life skills.
    In 1989, Joey started his own successful Litigation Support / Document Management
    Business in Los Angeles and Century City with three other former Rosemead
    Panthers.  In 1995 the Four Partners from Rosemead were acquired by a National
    Company (Merrill Corporation) . He took a Leave of absence to join the Minnesota
    Twins again as a replacement player during the 1995 Major League Baseball strike as a
    Replacement Player.
     
    Joey certainly was not done with athletics.  Following in the footsteps of his famous
    uncle the “Golden Boy” Art Aragon, in 2001, Joey had a drastic career change when he
    became a professional boxer at 42 years old, where he had a successful record and 10
    Pro fights. He was 45 years old after his 10 th fight and retired. This led to his re-
    emergence as a successful athlete and reignited his desire to work in baseball.

    Since that time, Joey was fortunate to receive the Roland Hemond Scholarship through
    Major League Baseball, and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business
    Management in 2013. With the aspirations of getting back into baseball professionally,
    the Minnesota Twins Sponsored Joey to attend the Major League Baseball Scout
    School where he was a graduate of the 2013 Class. Joey has played on senior men’s
    World Series Championship teams, coached championship teams for the RBI program
    (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) with the late Founder John Young. He has won

    numerous CIF Championships at Bishop Amat (with Andy Nieto), and coached at
    Servite High for 5 years with his old Twins roommate Shawn Gilbert.
    Joey has 5 children. Joey Paulina 30, Tatiana 27, Sophia 25, Jordan 23, and Ava
    Patricia 2 . Three of his daughters are College Graduates; His son is a 23 year old
    Sergeant in the United States Air force. He is married to his High School Sweetheart
    Laurie.
    Joey has come full circle and is very excited to be back Home in the Heart of our Fair
    Valley. Back at his Alma Mater and looking forward to building a Baseball Dynasty and
    helping young ballplayers obtain their baseball dreams, continue their education, and
    bring back the National Pastime to the great City of Rosemead. Go Panthers!