Greg “Chili” Barbaro was born May 18th, 1989 in Long Island, New York and since the age of 5 has been engulfed in the game of baseball. Surrounding himself with the teachings and “old school-style” philosophies of the game like Ken Pape, Larry Czeszewski, Rob Swain, and Rudy Vasquez, Chili continues to implement this style of baseball to ball players of all ages throughout San Antonio.
Shortly after his collegiate baseball career at Incarnate Word (acquiring his BA in Biology), Chili took an internship with the Atlanta Braves as an intern scout with the Atlanta Braves’ rookie ball affiliate in the Dominican Republic under former Head of International Scouting Operations (currently Head Scout of the Philadelphia Phillies) Johnny Almaraz.
Just a year after his internship, Chili was given the Graduate Assistant position at Our Lady of the Lake University (where he is currently acquiring his MBA) where he would primarily focus on hitting and catching. Just two weeks into his first season as a graduate assistant, Chili was promoted to the position of Head Hitting/Catchers coach in which he coached the Saint’s offense from a .250 team batting average all the way to the conference tournament where they finished 3rd overall and one of the top offenses in the conference with a team batting average of .300.
Chili’s dream is to be the head coach of one of the top NCAA Division I schools in the nation, but most importantly is to influence the lives of young men throughout their baseball careers on and off the field.