Amaury Samalot-Rivera was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the former pitching coach of the Puerto Rico Fastpitch Female Softball National Team (adult, 19U and 16U from 2010-2013). He also played fastpitch softball as a pitcher with University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, the Puerto Rico Fast pitch Men’s Federation League, the Columbus Ohio Shei Smith Fastpitch Softball League and the Puerto Rico Fastpitch Men’s National Team.
Further, he developed the first Fastpitch softball program of the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon where he used to teach. Amaury has a doctoral degree in Sport and Exercise Education from Ohio Sate University. Currently he is a professor at the College at Brockport in the Physical Education program. He is the father of two boys and a volunteer baseball coach in the town of Chili, NY in upstate New York.