Year Inducted: 2010
Nominated By: Richard Dick Vinci
Sports Competed In: Baseball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Attended Pueblo South, graduating in 1980...Four-year letterman for the Colts baseball team, playing 2nd base (1976-80).
Went to Trinidad Junior College (TJC) for two years (1981-82) before transferring to William Jewell College (WJC) in 1983 and graduated in 1985...Giarratano played 2nd Base at both TJC and WJC.
● While at TJC, Giarratano posted a won-loss record of 233-86 (.730) and was named the National Junior College "Coach-of-the-Year" three times (1989, 91 and 94).
● He Led TJC to five College World Series in six seasons.
● At Yavapai Communuty College (YCC), Giarratano won 77 of 113 games (.681) and sent 25 players to the professional ranks (1995-96).
● While at Arizona State University (ASU), Nino served as the hitting coach, offensive coordinator and 3rd base coach (1996-98).
● During the 1987 season, the Sun Devils had a batting average of (.327) with 217 extra base hits, 54 home runs & 430 RBI's.
● In 1996 Giarratano served as the teams recruiting coordinator and promptly had classes ranked 3rd best in the nation (1996) and 2nd best in the nation (1997).
● At his current post as head baseball coach at the university of San Francisco (USF), Giarratano has recorded over 300 wins.
● Named at the West Coast Conference (WCC) "Coach-of-the-Year" three times (2005, 2006, 2011).
● During his tenure with USF, 29 players have signed professional contracts and 23 players have earned First Team All-WCC honors and one player earned WCC defensive "Player-of-the-Year"
● 28 players have earn All-WCC academic honors and 69 baseball student athletes have been named to the WCC Honor roll.
● At the end of the 2009 season, USF finished 3rd in the West Coast Conference, two games separated 1st and 3rd place.
● Giarratano also worked as an assistant coach on the US Collegiate National (USCN) team during the summer of 2008.
● Helped the USCN squad win the gold medal in the FISU world championship in the Czech Republic with a record of 24-0.
● Nino directed baseball camps at TJC and YCC, in addition to participating in camps with the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals.
● Featured speaker for the NCAA Baseball Conference held in San Diego CA (2008).
● Featured speaker at the Colorado Baseball Coaches meeting held in Denver, CO (2009).
Head Baseball Coach at the University of San Francisco
Lives in San Francisco along with his wife, Brenda.