December 15, 2016
BULLDOGS ADD WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO COACHING STAFF
Winterville, NC - Pitt Community College Athletics has announced the addition of two Assistant Baseball Coaches to Head Coach Tommy Eason's staff. Jason Wood will coach infielders, assist with recruiting and player development, as well as serve in administrative position on the Athletic Department staff. Joe Caracci will coach outfielders and also assist with recruiting and player development. Both Wood and Caracci will work with the Bulldog hitters.
Jason Wood brings a multitude of coaching experiences at several different levels to the Bulldog staff. This will prove invaluable in recruiting as well as helping Bulldog players further their careers at four year schools. Coach Wood spent 2 seasons as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Northwestern Oklahoma State (NCAA DIV II). Wood also spent three seasons as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Southeastern Community College (NJCAA DIV II). In Wood's tenure there, the Rams collected a Region X Championship and boasted two NJCAA All-Americans. Jason also served as an Assistant Coach at Louisburg College (NJCAA DIV I), Bacone College (NAIA), D.H. Conley High School and Farmville Central High School.
Arguably the most notable feather in Coach Wood's cap is the work he has done in the Coastal Plain League. Wood had stints as the Head Coach of the Gastonia Grizzlies as well as the Morehead City Marlins. Wood also served as an assistant with the Forest City owls and the Grizzlies. In 2016 Wood led the Marlins to the postseason for the first time since 2008 and set 7 team records.
Joe Caracci brings a winning pedigree and high level leadership qualities to Pitt Baseball. Joe cut his coaching teeth at the helm of East Carolina University's Club Baseball Program, bringing the program from obscurity to national powerhouse in his ten-year tenure. In 355 career games Caracci tallied a record of 281-74 (.790 winning percentage). The Club Pirates won conference championships in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016, winning an astounding 39 consecutive conference games to close out his career. From 2011-16 Caracci's clubs reached the NCBA World Series four times, earning National Final Four honors in 2014, National Runner Up in 2016, and a National Championship in 2011. More than 40 All-Americans and 100 All-Region performers were selected from East Carolina under Caracci.