Announcements and Important Events
The Father Lopez Athletics Department is proud to announce the hiring of Chad Hathaway as the new Head Baseball Coach for the Green Wave. Coach Hathaway arrives on the Father Lopez campus taking over a program that is historically one of the area’s best, notching 16 district championships, three regional championships, and a pair of State Runner-Up finishes in the school’s history. Hathaway recently served as the assistant coach at nearby University High School where he was would oversee the pitching staff. Previously he served as the head coach at Warner Christian Academy from 2016-2018, where he helped rebuild the baseball program and in his final season guided the Eagles to a 17-10 record and a Class 2A regional appearance. Outside of high school baseball Coach Hathway is a part of the US Elite Baseball program where he oversees their 2021 national team, and works throughout the year putting on clinics and showcases.
A native of Port Orange, Florida, Hathaway played high school baseball & basketball at nearby Warner Christian Academy where he was a standout in both sports. He went on to play collegiate baseball starting at Methodist University but would finish his career playing for the Marshall University Thundering Herd. Following college he played two years of professional baseball for the Welland Aquaducks (North Atlantic League) and the Portsmouth Explorers (Frontier League).