Coaching Staff

Alain Quijano

Pitching Coach

Alain Quijano returns to the Gary SouthShore RailCats in 2019 for his fifth straight season as the team’s pitching coach. The RailCats pitching staff in 2018 issued the fewest amount of walks (227) and intentional walks (two) in American Association history, finished with the second best ERA (3.65), committed the fewest amount of balks (one) and finished with the most complete games (seven) and complete game shutouts (three).

Since being named the team’s pitching coach in 2015, Quijano has had five players have their contracts purchased by Major League Affiliates — RHP Matt Solter, 2016 (San Francisco Giants); LHP Alex Gunn, 2016 (Arizona Diamondbacks); RHP Christian Herstine, 2016 (New York Yankees); RHP Karl Triana (Baltimore Orioles); LHP Carlos Diaz, 2017 (Miami Marlins).

Quijano played nine seasons of Independent Professional Baseball, including three with Gary (2009, 2011, 2013). Quijano’s best season with the RailCats was on the 2013 Championship Team, where the southpaw won a career-high and RailCats single-season-high-tying 12 games. Quijano finished the season 12-7 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts, striking out 82 batters in 133.1 innings. Quijano concluded his professional baseball career in 2014 with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League, posting a 10-10 record with a 4.59 ERA in a career-high 28 starts and 168.2 innings pitched.

During the college baseball season, Quijano serves as the pitching coach at South Suburban College in South Holland, Ill. Prior to being named the pitching coach at South Suburban College in 2019, Quijano began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater Grand View College from 2005-06 before returning as an assistant coach from 2009-2010. Quijano was then the pitching coach at Iowa Wesleyan College in 2011 before serving as the pitching coaching and recruiting coordinator and at Moraine Valley Community College from 2012-13. Quijano was then the pitching coach at Olive-Harvey College from 2015-16 before being promoted to head coach in 2017.

Quijano resides in Oak Lawn, Ill., with his wife, Rebecca, and their two children (daughter Maryanna; son Maximus).    


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