Coach Yanes enters his ninth year with the College. Ed Yanes was born and raised in Miami/Dade County. Coach played High School baseball in Miami, at Southwest Miami Sr. High, before moving to Melbourne and joining the Brevard Community College baseball team in 1982 as a walk-on freshman. Coach Yanes was drafted in the fall of 1983 by the Cincinnati Reds as a pitcher and by the Minnesota Twins in the spring of 1984, in the first round of secondary phase. Coach Yanes played 5 seasons with the Twins in the minor leagues, winning championships in his first two seasons.
Upon returning to Melbourne in 1988, he continued to conduct numerous hitting camps with Brevard Community College baseball Coach Ernie Rosseau. Coach Yanes continues to do private and team hitting lessons for all ages. In 1997 he volunteered to coach his daughter’s softball team and enjoyed every minute of it. He has been in the softball arena ever since. Coach Yanes was hired at Brevard Community College, Eastern Florida's former name, in 2004 along with long time friend and assistant Coach Bob Yanczewski. These eight years have brought a lot of enjoyment to Coach Yanes, getting the chance to work with some talented young people as they strive to move onto the highest level possible and continuing to work toward their academic goals.
"Over the years to have some of them come back by and hear what they have accomplished or are continuing to pursue for their careers, makes all the extra ground balls, and extra swings in the cage, worth every minute of it," declares Yanes.
Coach Yanes also works as a full time Firefighter/Paramedic, coming up on his 20th year in the profession.