Jim Melendez

Inducted in 2001
Played and starred in youth leagues including Little League State Champion and World Series Qualifier, Pony and Colt League Champions
All Star in youth leagues
All District in 1971 at Bel Air High School on the District and Bi-District Championship team
Played on Connie Mack Regional Championship team
Played on Lower Valley City League Champions
Attended Ranger Junior College on a baseball scholarship
Started coaching career at Hanks High School in 1980 under El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Williams
Coached Riverside High School since 1985
Led Rangers to 17 District Championships in 19 years
12 Bi-District Championships
8 Area Championships – – the most in El Paso
8 Region I Quarter Finals – – the most in El Paso
1 Region I Semi-Final Championship
1 Region I Final Championship
In 2000, his Rangers were the District, Bi-District, Area and Regional Champions and advanced to the Texas State Final Four Championship in the 4A Division
Since his induction in 2001, his Rangers have continued to be the dominant and preeminent baseball program in the El Paso 4A division and have added multiple District, Bi-District and Area championships
El Paso City High School Coach of the Year 5X
Selected 2008 Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All Star North Squad Coach – – won 2-1
Seven of his teams have been ranked in the top 18 in the State of Texas
667-207 record as Riverside Head Baseball Coach
Selected to coach “Team Texas” Sophomore and Junior teams
130 players are in Law Enforcement professions
5 players with Secret Service, FBI or State Department
29 players are High School coaches
3 players are Head High School Baseball Coaches
Associate Scout for Texas Rangers 1999 & 2000
Associate Scout for the New York Mets 2001 & 2002
Inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013
Son of El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Enrique “Kiki” Melendez