Longtime assistant coach Otto Couto, a former Southwest player (class of 2005), is now serving under his second head coach as Mandy Pelaez retains him from the staff of Josy Torres. Couto still holds the Southwest career record for assists (190). He was a 3-year starter who played in every game, hit .313 as a junior and was named 3rd team All-County. Couto was named team captain his senior year when he earned honorable mention All-County. He played college ball at St. Thomas University before returning to his alma mater as assistant coach.