Michael Wrenn - Head Baseball Coach
Office #: 813-253-7503
Michael joined the coaching staff in the Fall of 2011 as the hitting and catching coach, while heading up the recruiting. Prior to joining the Hawks, he spent 5 years, 2007-2011, as the Head Coach at Armwood High School and made it to the Final Four in 2009 and State Runner-up in 2010. Michael was an Assistant Coach at Chamberlain High School for 4 years, 2003-2006. He was also a Manager for Tampa Elite in the Stan Musial Summer League from 2002-2012 and won the NABF World Series in 2010.
Michael played baseball while he attended Zephyrhills High School. After graduating from high school, he attended to Saint Leo University and played baseball from 1997-1999, where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management. At Saint Leo he made Second Team All-Conference in 1998 and All-Conference in 1999. In the same year he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins, where he played professional baseball for 3 years. He also played a year with Elmira Pioneers in an independent League.
After playing professional baseball, he returned to Saint Leo to coach for a year. Michael resides in Valrico with his wife Stacy.
William Colome - Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Billy Colome joined the coaching staff in 2013 as the Hawks's Infield Coach. He spent the previous 6 years as the Head Coach for East Bay High School in Hillsborough County. Billy also spent 6 years (2005-2011) as a player/manager for NABF Champions Tampa Elite (2010). In 2002, Coach Colome was a Graduate Assistant for his alma mater, College of Charleston.
Billy's playing career started as a shortsop in Miami, FL at Miami Southridge Senior High, where he was a 1995 All-State/All-Dade selection his senior year. He went on to attend Broward Community College from 1996-1997 and was awarded the 1997 NJCAA All-American (NCBWA) and All-Conference selections. He completed his college career at College of Charleston, South Carolina, where he was a 2 time All-Conference selection (1998 TAAC/1999 Southern) and 1999 All-American selection (Louisville Slugger and Baseball America). In 1999, he signed a free-agent professional contract and spent 2 years in the Minor and Independent League. In 2004, College of Charleston retired Billy's number and inducted him in the Couger's Hall of Fame.
Coach Colome graduated from Broward Community College with an Associate in Arts in General Studies and from College of Charleston with a Bachelor in Science in Health Administration.
Coach Colome resides in Apollo Beach, Florida and teaches mathematics at East Bay High School. He is married to Heather and has kids, Brianna and Cooper.
Howard Guard, Assistant Coach
Howard has been a part of the HCC baseball program during two stints, the first being 1986 – 1987, and now since the fall of 2009. Howard has coached at the high school level in Jacksonville, FL at Englewood High School, Sandalwood High School and Nease High School. Throughout the years, various teams have advanced from District play to Regional Tournaments. Multiple players have gone on to college and professional baseball.
Howard pitched his freshman year of college at the Community College of Baltimore, where he earned All Conference and All Region honors. His coach left, so Howard accepted a scholarship to Indian River CC for his sophomore year. The team won the State Tournament in 1979 and he earned All Tournament and Best Pitcher honors. This earned him a scholarship to Florida Southern College, where the team participated in the DII College World Series both years. They won the National Championship in 1981.
Howard lives in Bradenton, FL.
Javi Miranda, Assistant coach
Javi Miranda joined the coaching staff in 2015 as the Hawk’s Outfield and Base running coach. Prior to joining the Hawks, he spent 4 years coaching High School Baseball in Hillsborough County. He spent 2 years at East Bay High School and most recent at Riverview High School.
Javi started his baseball career in Miami, FL at Westminster Christian School where he made All County and All State teams. He was part of 3 State Championships and 1 National Championship. In 1996, his team went 36-0 and was the #1 team in the Nation. After graduating from high school, he attended Indian River Community College from 1997-1998. He completed his college career at St. Thomas University in Miami, Fl. Javi graduated from Barry University with a Bachelor in Science in Information Technology.
Javi Miranda currently resides in Riverview with his wife Kelley and 3 sons: Trey, Talan and Ty.
Josh Neitz, Assistant Coach
Joshua enters his second year Coaching with the Hawks, and his first as the teams Pitching Coach. Before HCC, Neitz managed in Tampa's Collegiate wood bat league The Tampa Elite for 5 years. He then returned to his alma matter Chamberlain High School to coach in 2006 with Michael Wrenn.
Joshua has been in the Tampa Bay area his entire life. He was an all-conference shortstop for Chamberlain High School. He went on to start all four years as a shortstop for Saint Leo University from 1999-2002 while he earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. He pitched his Junior and Senior year and picked up 18 wins on the mound and helped lead the Lions to three regional appearances in his four years at St. Leo. Neitz was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2002 as a pitcher and went on to play 8 professional seasons.
Coach Neitz remains in his hometown of Tampa. He brings an excitement to the field with his immense passion, knowledge and experience of the game.