Cameron Castro, a 2012 graduate of Lake Erie, took over the helm of the Storm baseball program in August of 2016.
The 2017 season will be Castro’s seventh year in coaching at various levels and he joins Lake Erie having recently served in an assistant capacity at Division-II Augustana University in South Dakota. Prior to that Castro worked as a trainer and coach at Driveline Baseball, an advanced pitching research company that designs programming and consults on player development for over 25 Division I programs, 75 professional clients and multiple MLB organizations.
From 2012-2016 Castro was a key member of the Defiance College baseball coaching staff. Castro worked primarily with the Yellow Jacket pitching staff and was integral to recruiting and administrative efforts as well as fundraising. Castro helped guide Defiance to its third highest win total in its history and best finish ever in the conference.
Castro also built up his experience coaching with the world-renowned IMG Baseball Academy in Bradenton, Fla. and coached prospect-aged players at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High School in Chardon, Ohio. He also spent time with the Ontario Blue Jays and Lorain Saints travel organizations. In the summers of 2014 and 2015, Castro was with the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League where he served as the team's first base and bullpen coach.
During his time with the Chinooks, he was part of a coaching staff whose team finished as the regular season NWL South Division Champions with a 50-21 record - one of only three teams in league history to post 50 victories. The team went on to capture NWL South Division and NWL Summer Collegiate World Series titles. In addition, Castro was selected to be part of the South Division All-Star coaching staff.
The Lorain native graduated from Lake Erie College with a degree in legal studies after playing on the LEC baseball team in all four seasons. He completed his master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in sport management at Defiance in the spring of 2014.