Jose Jimenez is in his seventh season as an assistant coach for his alma mater. In his first season on staff, he was part of the 2013 NCAA national championship team after winning a pair of titles as a player.
He now has three national championships as a member of the coaching staff, as he serves as the team's recruiting coordinator, first base and hitting coach.
Following his Spartan career which dated from 2006-09, Jimenez was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the Major League Baseball Draft in the 47th round with the 1431st selection.
Jimenez led all Spartans with a .390 batting average as the senior infielder/catcher finished his UT career with 52 home runs to rank second in school history behind Tino Martinez. Also a 33rd round selection of the Angels in the 2008 MLB Draft, Jimenez concluded his four-year UT career as one of the best players to come through UT.
A 2006 All-American, Jimenez was also a first-team all-South Region selection that season. He was also a two-time all-Sunshine State Conference honoree.
A three-year captain for the Spartans, Jimenez won national championships as a player in both 2006 and 2007, as he was a four-year starter for head coach Joe Urso.
Prior to attending UT, Jimenez graduated from Miami Pace High School. He batted .485 his senior season with seven home runs and 31 RBI on his way to all-county and all-state awards and was selected Dade County Hitter of the Year. He was also honored as a 2008 Florida Collegiate League all-star and MVP of the all-star game while also playing in the Cape Cod League.
Jimenez is a graduate of the University of Tampa. He is married to Whitney and has a son, Cooper.