Head Coach/GM Healdsburg Prune Packers
The 2022 summer season is Joey Gomes’ 9th year as GM/Head Coach. Gomes has guided the Prune Packers to a 254 - 88 overall record and the CCL Championship in 2021. “The Healdsburg Prune Packers have become the dominant program in the North.” PerfectGame.com
With a passion for player development, Gomes has helped play a small part in a key area of college baseball. “We try our very best to keep it simple. Take care of the player, coach the player, return the player a little better than we got him.”
His philosophy of development first, win second has accumulated in a Nationally recognized team on the collegiate summer circuit. Seeing multiple players return to school and able to make an impact with their program.
Without the structure and academic responsibilities of a college season, the summer needs to be routine and accountability-based.
In Gomes's eyes, summer baseball should exist as an extension of what collegiate programs have in place. “Players learn a lot about themselves and sometimes find a sense of clarity in the summer. Gym in the AM, early work before BP, play the game.”
In 2019, the Packers were ranked as high as #6 in the Nation (College Summer Baseball Network). Finishing that year 38-8 CCL Champions, CCL state runner-up to the SB Foresters, and a final National ranking of #10.
Healdsburg located in the heart of Wine Country has a reputation for top-notch food, wine, and now a top-notch college summer baseball team.
“There’s just something special about a summer in TheBurg.”
Gomes playing career:
Joey Gomes enjoyed a stellar amateur career.
Being named an HS & D1 All American.
Casa Grande HS ‘97 & ‘98 SCL Champs
‘97 & ‘98 1st team All SCL
‘97 Area Code selection SF Giants
‘98 TPX All American
College of Marin
‘99 1st Team All Bay Valley
Santa Clara University
Gomes ranks in the Top 10, All Time, single-season records in 9 different offensive categories.
Batting Avg: .407
Total Bases: 160
Extra Base Hits: 42
Slugging %: .672
At bats: 238
8th round selection Tampa Bay Rays
10yr minor league career
-3 stints in Mexico (1 winter & 2 summers)
Career .301 hitter (including Mexico)
Gomes resides in Santa Rosa, Ca. He and his wife (Sara) have 3 children.
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