Noe Ruiz - Assistant Coach
Noe Ruiz comes to EOSC after spending the past 5 seasons at NAIA power house Oklahoma Wesleyan University as the associate head coach. During his time, OKWU had a record of 253-65.
The OKWU Eagles finished the 2018 season with a 53-8 overall record, winning the Regular Season Conference Championship and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. OKWU missed making its second-consecutive trip to the NAIA World Series with a loss in the Regional finals. Oklahoma Wesleyan's offense felt an immediate impact during Ruiz’s time. Scoring over 500 runs during each of the 5 years under Ruiz, with 613 runs in 2017. The Eagles scored run total (2,898) during 2014-2018 is the #1 in the NAIA. During that period, OKWU also had 3 National Player of the Year award winners (Jose Ruiz, Chris Tapia, and Will Price). During Ruiz’s time, OKWU won four conference championships, three conference tournament championships, two regional championships and made two appearances in the NAIA World Series, finishing in third place in 2014.
Before his time at OKWU, Ruiz began his coaching career as a student assistant at his alma mater Division II Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX. During his time at TAMIU, the Dustdevils set the school record for wins and saw the first two playoff berths in school history.
Coach Ruiz served as the associate coach for the Strasburg Express of the Valley Baseball League for the summers of 2013 and 2015. The Express lead the league in home-runs and doubles. After falling in the championship game in 2013, Ruiz helped lead the Express to the first championship in 2015. Additionally, Ruiz coached VBL batting champion and VBL MVP Jordan Tarsovich of Virginia Military Institute as well as 4 other VBL all-stars.
The San Antonio, TX., native earned his bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Sports from Texas A&M International and master’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma Wesleyan. Ruiz is married to former TAMIU soccer player Rebecca (Swanson) Ruiz.
Justin Oney - Pitching Coach
Justin Oney is in his first year as Pitching Coach for Eastern Baseball. Oney was an assistant coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University under Coach Matt Parker. While there, he assisted with the pitching staff that finished the season with a 2.33 ERA and set the school record in strikeouts with 504, while only walking 134. The OKWU Eagles finished the 2018 season with a 53-8 overall record, winning the Regular Season Conference Championship and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. OKWU missed making its second-consecutive trip to the NAIA World Series with a loss in the Regional finals.
Oney’s Coaching career began during the 2016-2017 season at Glenville State College in West Virginia, where he also worked with pitchers. Before that he earned his Bachelor’s in Education from Glenville where he also played. Coach Oney is currently finishing his Master’s in Business Strategic Leadership.
Ben Garcia - Assistant Coach
Ben Garcia is in his first year at EOSC. Coach Garcia comes from East Central High School in San Antonio, Texas. During his time at East Central, Coach Garcia taught World History and coached baseball. Coach Garcia was responsible for coaching corner infielders and assisting with the team offense. In his two years as an assistant coach at East Central, the Hornets compiled a record of 50-20-3 of which included two post-season appearances in the Texas state playoffs and a 26-6A district championship.
Ben was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas where he graduated from Foy H. Moody High School. At Moody, he was a second team all district selection his senior year and helped the Trojans advance to their twelfth state tournament appearance.
After high school Coach Garcia attended Laredo Community College where he played two years of college baseball before transferring to The University of Texas at San Antonio. Ben received his degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Kinesiology, Education and History in the winter of 2017.
Coach Garcia coaches summer baseball for the South Texas Sliders.