Nick Strong

Baseball Coach/Baseball Analyst/Play-by-Play Announcer/Sideline Reporter


Nick was hired as the Head Baseball Coach at

Florida National University  which is an

NAIA program in Hialeah, Florida in February

of 2022 10 games into the season. 

Before Florida National, (Fall 2021) Nick was

the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for 

Wiley College in Marshall, Texas which is also an

NAIA program. Wiley hadn't played baseball since

the 2020 Covid shortened season but he was able

to bring in 45 kids to the baseball program for its 

upcoming spring season.

​​Nick Strong started as the head coach at the University of Houston-Downtown

in January 2018 after spending the 2015-2016 season as a Pitching Coach/Recruiting

Coordinator for Houston Community College. It only took 1 season for Coach Strong to bring the first Conference Title to UH-Downtown and

their first regional appearance. In the same season, he developed 1 All-American while also coaching the Nations Hits and RBI leader.

​At HCC, Coach Strong developed relationships with local little leagues, the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers Urban Youth programs, local middle schools, and select baseball teams. The Chicago native developed the first Friday Night Kids Night where kids come out and throw out the first pitch before the game.

Before coaching at HCC, the Texas Southern graduate was the head varsity baseball coach at Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas from 2012-to 2014. Coach Strong was instrumental in turning the Lions baseball program around where he built the first high school indoor batting cage in the Houston area, hosted the first Middle School baseball signing day, and hosted many baseball camps for kids in the third ward community. The young coach was able to get the community involved to raise over $10,000 in charitable donations for the Lions Baseball program.

Coach Strong took over a program at Jack Yates High School that hadn’t won a game in two years, and then led them to three victories in his first season. In his first season as head coach, Coach Strong’s former player Lance Simmons graduated from Jack Yates and went on to play NCAA Division I baseball for Texas Southern University. Before taking over as head coach of Jack Yates, Coach Strong worked as a Volunteer Assistant under Steve Robinson from 2006-to 2008. As a Volunteer Assistant, Coach Strong learned everything from game management, practice planning, scheduling, and learning about the kids of the community.

Coach Strong played NCAA Division I baseball at Texas Southern University from 2004-to 2005. As a preferred walk-on in the spring of 2004, the Chicago native pitched his way into the closer’s role. Nick earned his first career post-season save against Southern University in the 2004 SWAC tournament. The TSU Tigers went on to the NCAA Houston Regional at Rice University and earned the biggest upset in the 2004 NCAA baseball tournament by defeating the defending national champions Rice Owls 4-3 in the first round.

Coach Strong also played Junior College baseball at West Valley College in Saratoga, California under head coach Mike Perez and played his first collegiate season out of high school at North Park University, an NCAA Division III school in Chicago, Illinois.