Owls Athletics

Owls Athletics

Go beyond your comfort zone.
Get a degree while playing in a varsity collegiate sport.

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

  • Baseball, Men ‘s Basketball, Men’s Soccer
    Men ‘s Tennis, and Women’ s Tennis

Student-Athlete Scholarship Application

Who we are
and what we do

We’re FPU Athletics.


Our plan within the next 3 years is to become a full-blown collegiate athletics department with a total of 20 sports affiliated with the USCAA or NCCAA.

While our plan might sound a bit ambitious, our mission is simple and humble: we want to inspire you. We want you to create a personal connection with our core values of sportsmanship, leadership, integrity, and service to the community.

By giving you a quality athletic program, you’ll be able to engage with our communities and, above all, to enhance your personal experience with Florida Palms University. That’s the score that should matter most.

Let the games begin.


Men ‘s Basketball

Men’s Soccer

Men ‘s Tennis

Women’ s Tennis

Our purpose

Our purpose is to guide, inspire, and support our athletes in their pursuit of excellence athletically, academically, and spiritually.

Our mission

Our mission is simple and humble, to provide a Christ-centered quality athletic program and to instill in our student-athletes our core values of sportsmanship, leadership, character, honesty, integrity, and service to the community to enhance their lives and the lives of others on our campus, in and around our community.

Our Staff

Joel Athletic Director

Athletic Director

Joel Williams

+1 (786) 269-4626

Athletic Admission

Assistant Director

Antwann Anderson

+1 (985) 607-4131

Sports Information Director

Information Director

Daniel Castillo

+1 (786) 556-5592

Sports Information Director

Basketball Coach

Francisco Hernandez

+1 (786) 452-4861

Sports Information Director

Baseball Coach

Anthony Ronco

+1 (786) 452-4861

Sports Information Director

Tennis Coach

Jeff Auberson

+1 (754) 221-9722

Are you the
visiting team?
Let’s set up the “cheer-full” atmosphere
Be safe: The Florida Palms University Athletic Department requires all student-athletes to be covered by valid primary insurance, from an American based company.

Keep training hard: The training room will be open 2 hours prior to the event and 30 minutes after. Please give prior notice if your team will be training before an event, so that we can accommodate your needs accordingly.

Ready when you are: We’ll be glad to help your team get ready for their events. Please send the necessary supplies with your team, including: tape, ace bandages, insurance or emergency contact information, etc.

Get to know your certified trainers: If you’re planning on sending a certified athletic or student trainer with your teams, please forward their names to athletics@palms.university.com If your team is traveling without a certified athletic trainer, please notify us in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements and provide coverage for your team.

safety first

No athlete or injury is too insignificant to receive our greatest attention.

Working with those in the medical community, our goal is to maximize our ability to prevent, evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries while doing so in a professional, efficient, and service-orientated manner.

Our athletic training staff will provide the best possible medical care to our student-athletes. All athletic injuries are to be reported immediately to a coach and athletic trainer for evaluation and care.

After an evaluation of the reported injury, the coach, athletic trainer, and student-athletes will work together in treating the injury through appropriate means.

It’s the student athlete’s responsibility to report back to the coach and athletic trainer if the injury becomes worse, persists, or if an outside physician is consulted.

Our trainers are: Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), National Athletic Training Association, Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT), State of Florida, Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, (CSCS) National Strength and Conditioning Association.