“I feel honored to be a part of such a great community, high school, and sports program. I can’t wait for the journey to begin,” said Jordan Paroubeck, the new head coach for Varsity Boys’ Baseball.
Paroubeck explained his love for the sport, saying, “Growing up, I played multiple sports, but I loved how hard baseball was. I loved that, to be ‘good,’ it took way more than just being physically strong. Don’t get me wrong, the best players are the strongest players. But the strongest players also have to be the most mentally tough in order to succeed in this game.”
Before his coaching career, Paroubeck played baseball for Junipero Serra High school, which is located in San Mateo. There, he helped his school team win two West Catholic Athletic League Championships with an outstanding overall record of 27 wins and 7 losses. When he was only 18 years old, he was recruited by the San Diego Padres to play professionally. From 2013 to 2017, Paroubeck also played for the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Though his training career officially started when he ended his playing career in 2017, Paroubeck had started gaining coaching experience far earlier. Paroubeck said, “From 2013, when I first started playing professionally, I spent my offseasons working with players individually on all aspects of the game and instantly fell in love with developing young players. I played for so long, it only felt right to give back to a sport that has given me so much.”
Paroubeck continued, “I have a deep passion for the art of hitting, which is what initially got me into coaching. But going a layer deeper, I love the mentor side of it. As much as I love maximizing a player’s potential on the baseball field, I’m way more interested in helping young adults become the best people they can be and learning the life skills necessary to have success in life after sports.”
Additionally, Paroubeck has high hopes for the future of M-A baseball, aiming to set a new standard for the program. He said, “The main goal is to connect and compete. I want to teach the game of life to these young adults through the game of baseball and to connect with each and every player in the program.”
As words of advice toward his future student players, Paroubeck said, “It’s so easy to focus on winning, but winning comes through falling in love with the process. I’ve always been into quotes, and one I recently came across has really stuck with me: ‘The best way to predict your future is to create it one day at a time. Today, today, and today: if you want a great tomorrow, give your best today, because success is a mansion where the mortgage is due every day!’”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]