La Salle High School is excited to announce our new baseball coach, Roosevelt Barnes. He comes to La Salle with over 20 years of coaching experience and is considered an ambassador to the game of baseball.
"I consider it a blessing, honor and unique responsibility in being chosen to lead this next chapter in La Salle baseball," Barnes said. "Baseball at La Salle will be an extension of the class. I hope to continue the mission of teaching life lessons through baseball, the greatest sport on the planet."
Barnes has been recognized for his commitment through advancements made at the Cincinnati Reds Youth Baseball Academy. There he led a senior team to numerous tournament titles, regional championships and multiple appearances in Major League Baseball's RBI World Series.
Coach Barnes is the recipient of the Owen Wrassman Award for philanthropy and has been instrumental in placing several students in collegiate baseball programs across the country. He works closely with the Reds scouting department through the Academy to discover amateur prospects. It is his mission to celebrate our youth while uniting the Greater Cincinnati community through the game of baseball.
"I am very excited to bring Roosevelt into our La Salle community as the new head baseball coach," athletic director Brian Meyer shared. "His experience in building a program, connections to the Reds Youth Baseball Academy and track record of getting baseball players to the next level were some of the reasons why we hired him to lead this program."
"I look to bring a fast-paced competitive and fundamentally sound brand of baseball to a program that is rich in tradition," Barnes added. "I am excited to be a member of the La Salle family. May God continue to bless the La Salle Community. Go Lancers!"
"Roosevelt is an ambassador to the sport of baseball, loves teaching it and will use baseball to instill life lessons to our student-athletes," Meyer added.
Professionally Coach Barnes is the 23-year principal owner of the Barnes Real Estate Group, a full-service real estate company that was recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the area's largest minority-owned firms. Barnes and his wife Dr. Kellie Barnes MD reside in Cincinnati's east side with five children.
Please join us in giving a warm Lancer welcome to Coach Barnes.