Aug. 30, 2010
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By Sarah Tarasewicz
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie announced Monday that Ruben Felix has been named an assistant coach for the UCF softball team.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Ruben again," Luers-Gillispie said. "To have a person with his vast experience at all levels of coaching join our staff solidifies the fact that the UCF softball program is committed to being a national contender."
Felix has spent the last 10 years coaching or scouting at every level of baseball. Most recently, he spent the summer as a scout and outfield coach for Team USA Baseball 14U, was an associate baseball scout in the state of Texas for the Los Angeles Angels and also served as the baseball/softball operations director at Next Level College Promoters.
From 2008-09, Felix was the assistant bullpen coach for the Baltimore Orioles and also served as an assistant coach for Team USA Baseball at the World Baseball Classic.
Felix has also been a bullpen coach for the Cleveland Indians, the Culiacan Tomato Growers of the AAA-Mexican Pacific Coast Winter League and the Bethesda Big Train Collegiate Club of the Clark Griffith Wooden Bat League since 2001.
Felix was the head coach at Galveston Junior College in Texas from 2001-04. While with the Whitecaps, Felix not only taught the fundamentals of baseball, but also served as the team's strength and conditioning coach and coordinated team travel and operations.
Prior to his stint at Galveston, Felix spent the spring of 2001 as the baseball outfield and pitching coach at Trinity Christian High School.
Felix served in the same position from 1999-00 with the softball team at Texas Tech, where he was an assistant under Luers-Gillisipe. During that time, he helped the Red Raiders to a No. 24 ranking, runner-up honors at the NCAA Regional Championship and a third-place showing in the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
During that same time, Felix was also the volunteer assistant coach for the Texas Tech baseball team.
Felix played baseball at the collegiate level at Howard Junior College, Dodge City Junior College, New Mexico State and Lubbock Christian University. He was an all-conference and all-region selection in both 1992 and 1993 at Lubbock Christian, while earning the same distinction in 1990 at Dodge City Junior College.
Following his collegiate playing career, he went on to play professionally for the Corpus Christi Barracudas, the Navojoa Mayos, the A-Beloit Snappers and the A-Stockton Ports of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, the Los Mochis Sugarcane Growers and the Lubbock Crickets as a relief pitcher.
While with the Barracudas in 1994, Felix won the Texas/Louisiana League Championship, was named the Texas/Louisiana League Rookie and Reliever of the Year and was a league all-star team selection.
Felix graduated from Texas Tech in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in general studies after having earned his associate's degree from Dodge City Junior College in 1990.