Romeo Calhoun, originally from Softball haven Huntington Beach California, enters his first year coaching as Assistant Softball Coach for John Paul II High School Softball.He is well known in Southern California as a defensive specialist, having worked with Olympic, Professional and Collegiate softball athletes all over the World. Calhoun first volunteered as an Infield coach for Yokohama Elite which at the time was a Japanese Women’s First Division power in Yokohama Japan. Upon finishing his playing career and Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy, he coached Outfielders for three seasons at California Junior College powerhouse Mount San Antonio College which won the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championship (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009).He also coached Outfielders for one season at California State University Fullerton where they won the Big West Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional.Further, he coached and developed infielders at Chaffey Community College before relocating to Dallas Texas in 2017. He is currently the Associate Head Softball Coach for Team TFS North Texas 18U which is a National Select Softball Organization.
Coach Calhoun formally played Short Stop for Mitsubishi Japan and was Western League MVP in 1989 and later Seibu Railway in 1990 though 98.He was an active member for the Seibu Lions of the Nippon Pacific Coast League during their pennant runs of 1994, 97, and 98.He finished his playing career in Perth Western Australia as a member of the Wembley Magpies of the Western Australian State Baseball League in 1999.
Coach Calhoun worked as an EMT/Paramedic at night in San Bernardino California and using the Montgomery G.I Bill, put himself through university earning his Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Mount San Antonio College. He then transferred his studies to California State University Fullerton and graduated Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Strength & Conditioning. He is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).