Meet the Baseball Coaches
Head Coach: Julio Godinez
The 2021-2022 season is Coach Godinez’s 3rd season as head coach at Lake Land College. Before joining the Lakers at the helm, Coach Godinez spent 6 seasons in assistant coaching roles at Eastern Illinois University, where he helped coach numerous All-American athletes, first team All-Ohio Valley Conference selections, and MLB Draft Pick players.
Godinez’s coaching career began in 2011 at Murray High School in Murray, Iowa where he served in assistant and pitching coach roles. From there, his experiences include assistant positions at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa and Lake Land College before moving on to Eastern Illinois University.
Godinez’s playing career began at Kishwaukee Community College in 2008. In 2010, he transferred to Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa where he was a two-time all-conference selection. He graduated from Graceland with a bachelor’s degree in 2012. Julio is a native of Chicago, Illinois.