Gustavo Gil is a native Venezuelan. He played professional baseball from 1959 to 1976. He played winter ball for 19 years. Presently he coaches for the Yankee System in the Carolina League for the Prince William Yankees. Since 1977 he has been involved with the Yankee System as a coach at Fort Lauderdale, Florida State League; the West Haven Yankees, Eastern League; and as Manager, Danville, Midwest League. He also served as a Scouting Supervisor in Latin America for the California Angels in 1979.
Mr. Gil has worked as a television commentator on Major League “Game of the Week” broadcast to Caracas, Venezuela. He is founder and President of Gonzalo Marquez “Foundation for the Professional Player”. He has received a degree in Sports Administration from Santa Maria University in 1987 and holds a broadcasting license from the Republic of Venezuela.
Mr. Gil, fondly called “el maestro” (the teacher) in Venezuela, conducted a series of Coaches Awareness Clinics throughout the nation sponsored by General Motors of Venezuela. These clinics where directed at coaches using the techniques described on his booklet and warning coaches on the signs of drug abuse by their players.