• All-city second baseman as a senior and won a scholarship to the University of Miami.
  • Also played running back on the CCHS football team and played basketball.

Tito and his son, Rick are the first father and son to be inducted in any of Columbus’ three halls of fame.

Tito was a member of the class of 1964. He was a two-sport standout but he is coming into the sports hall of fame as a baseball player.  He was three-year starter on the varsity baseball team.

Playing second base and leading off for the Explorers, Tito was named first team All-Catholic twice and was first team all-city as a senior.

Tito earned a scholarship to the University of Miami and played for their legendary coach Ron Fraser for 4 years.  He was a three-year starter for the Hurricanes.

In football, Tito played running back for the Explorers.  As a junior, he scored the only touchdown on the night when Columbus upset Jackson High School, 7-6.  The next season, Tito finished among the top 5 rushers in the county.

After Tito left the University of Miami, he went to work for Bell South and AT&T.  In 37 years with the phone company he distinguished himself in community and media relations.

Tito is semi-retired today, still working as consultant on a part time basis.

Tito has been married for 37 years and he has three sons – all Columbus High graduates.