Miami Dade College Names Alex Fernandez Senior Advisor to Athletics

Miami, August 10, 2023 – Miami Dade College (MDC) welcomes MDC alum and former Major League Baseball player Alex Fernandez as the new Senior Advisor to MDC Athletics.

An MDC alum, Fernandez pitched for the Chicago White Sox (1990–96) and Florida Marlins (1997, 1999–2000) during his 11-year Major League Baseball career. He led the Miami Marlins to their first-ever World Series championship.

“Alex knows what it takes to do things right on and off the field and has demonstrated success in all facets of life throughout the years,” President Pumariega said. “He understands what it takes to win. He has always been the best at what he does, and this is another opportunity to bring greatness to not only our baseball program but to MDC Athletics as a whole.”

Fernandez, a Miami native, attended Monsignor Edward Pace High School. In 1990, he won the Dick Howser Trophy for National College Baseball Player of the Year while pitching at MDC.

“I am truly excited to accept this incredible opportunity at MDC,” Fernandez said. “It’s an honor to be entrusted with this role and to work toward putting this program in the position to compete for a national title every year. I want to express my sincere gratitude to President Pumariega for her unwavering determination and belief in me and her commitment to excellence. I’m excited to bring that same energy to MDC Athletics and the baseball program.”

About MDC Athletics
MDC’s renowned athletic programs have earned 36 NJCAA national titles and include basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. Most recently, the College announced men’s and women’s soccer teams coming in 2024. Many student athletes graduate from MDC with honors and transfer to top universities across the country, while others are recruited to play professionally, eventually being inducted into prestigious halls of fame. Learn more about MDC’s athletic programs at