Hillary Barrow Assistant Coach - First Season with the Knights UCF’s all-time leader in sacrifice flies, Hillary Barrow rejoined the Knights as an assistant coach in August 2012.
ball coach at Saint Cloud High School.
Aside from those career records, Barrow was a key member of the 2008 Conference USA Championship team and also the 2010 NCAA Tournament team. Barrow was named to the All-Tournament team in both of those seasons, proving her worth as a clutch player.
As a sophomore, Barrow helped her teammates achieve their most successful season on record in 2008, as the Knights claimed the program’s first Conference USA Championship crown with a victory over No. 9 Houston on its home field, while fighting its way to the NCAA Regional Championship Game with a win over No. 1 Florida. The team’s 49 wins on the season were the most in program history, while its 26 votes in the final NFCA Coaches Poll were its most tal-
As a senior in 2010, Barrow helped the Knights reach their third appearance in the NCAA Tournament and their second appearance in the Conference USA Championship Game in 2010. The Black and Gold A native of Miami, Fla., Barrow was a mem- defeated No. 7 Alabama, No. 16 Tennessee ber of the UCF softball team from 2007-10, and No. 22 Ohio State and earned the proand ranks in the top in in several major of- gram’s first at-large bid into the regional fensive categories including games (4th), tournament that season. Barrow for her efruns scored (7th), hits (9th), doubles (2nd), forts was named to the All-C-USA Second home runs (8th), RBIs (4th) and walks (6th). Team.
After graduating UCF in 2010 with a major in communications and a minor in digital media, Barrow spent 2011 as an assist soft-
lies to date. UCF also posted 500th all-time win in 2008. The Black and Gold cruised through the C-USA Softball Championship with a 3-0 record, Barrow joining teammate Tiffany Lane on the all-tournament team, while the squad earned the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Joel Chimelis Volunteer Coach - Third Season with the Knights Joel Chimelis enters his third year as a volunteer assistant coach for the UCF softball program. He will continue to work with the Knights’ infielders and helping with the team’s offense through the month of March, before leaving to coach with the Houston Astros at the double-A level from April to September. He is currently is in his sixth year as an assistant coach for the Houston Astros organization.
Howard Junior College in 1985. While at Howard, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 18th round, but chose to sign a National Letter of Intent to play at Texas.
League with the Oaxaca Warriors and also played briefly for the New York Mets AAA team, the Norfolk Tides, where he hit .382 in 25 games.
While with the Longhorns, he posted a .343 batting average and was an All-Southwest Conference shortstop. For his play that season, the Oakland A’s drafted Chimelis in the 11th round and he went on to play in their minor league system for four seasons through Double-AA for the Huntsville Stars.
In 1997 Chimelis played professionally in Taiwan and in 1998 played in the Korean Professional Baseball League. From 19992002 he once again played in the AAA Mexican League for the Laredo Owls where he hit over .300 in each of his three seasons and posted years with 30, 19 and 15 homeruns.
Chimelis started his professional baseball coaching career in 2004 with the Washington Nationals, where he coached in the Single-A South Atlantic League for two seasons.
After four years with the Stars, he was traded to the San Francisco Giants where he played at AA, AAA and reached the Major League level, briefly. In 1994, while playing shortstop for the Shreveport Captains in the AA-Texas League, he was selected to the All-Star Team where he led the league in doubles (43) and hit .295 for the season.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Chimelis began his playing career at Eastern District High School in New York, before signing with
In 1996 he played in the AAA Mexican
In total, Chimelis played 14 seasons of professional baseball in the US, Puerto Rico Winter League, Taiwan, Korea and Mexico. Chimelis has been married for 19 years to his wife Carmen, whom he met while playing winter ball in Puerto Rico. They are proud parents of three daughters, Adriana (18), Nichole (16) and Gabriela (13) and they reside in Orlando.
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2013 UCF Softball Yearbook