This is Joe Caracci’s first season as an assistant with the Bulldogs. Coach Caracci will work with hitters, outfielders, as well as assisting with recruiting and player development.
Coach Caracci spent his previous 10 seasons at the helm of the East Carolina University Club Baseball Program. In his tenure with ECUCB, 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.
In the summer of 2016, Caracci served in his first season as pitching coach for American Legion Post 39, a role he will reprise moving forward. Last summer, Post 39 was 25-7, Area Champions, and a State Tournament Qualifier for the first time since 2012.