Tommy Eason

Head Coach

Tommy Eason took the helm of PCC’s baseball program in the summer of 2005. In 11 seasons as the Bulldogs' head coach, he has tallied a 372-174 (68 percent) record and four conference tournament titles – 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2016.

In 2010, Eason earned NJCAA Eastern District Coach of the Year honors as he led his team to the NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series, the PCC baseball program’s first-ever trip to Grand Junction, Colo.

Approximately 90 of the Bulldogs Eason has coached have furthered their playing careers at the NCAA and/or professional level, including two – Lonnie Chisenhall and Jeff Ferrell – who reached the Major Leagues.

As a player at East Carolina University (1989-91), Eason was a two-time First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) selection and led the Pirates to three-straight conference titles and NCAA regional appearances as a player. During the 1990 season, he batted .366 and led the CAA in home runs (17) and RBI (62). He finished his ECU career ranked second all-time in home runs (39), third in total bases (354) and fourth in RBI (155) with a .335 batting average and, in 2010, was named to the CAA Baseball Silver Anniversary Team by a panel of current and former coaches.

After being selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round (pick 162) of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft, Eason spent four seasons in the minor leagues, hitting .285 with 30 home runs and 145 RBI, before returning to ECU to complete his bachelor's degree.

A member of ECU Coach Keith LeClair's first staff as a graduate assistant in 1998, Eason was elevated to pitching coach the following year and served in that capacity for seven seasons. During his tenure, East Carolina made six consecutive NCAA regional appearances and advanced to a pair of super regionals. Five pitchers earned All-America honors under Eason’s tutelage, and his pitching staffs finished among the NCAA leaders in earned run average three times.

In the summer of 2016, Eason was selected for induction into the ECU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Playing Accolades

1989, 1990 All Conference Catcher-Colonial Athletic Association

1989, 1990, 1991 CAA Conference Champions-East Carolina University

1989, 1990, 1991 NCAA Regionals

1989 Cape Cod In-Season All-Star

1990 Valley League All-Star-NCAA Summer League All-American

1991 MLB Amateur Draft-6th Round-Philadelphia Phillies

1992 South Atlantic League-In Season and Post Season All-Star

1994 AA All-Star-National League

1994 Arizona Fall League Champions-Peoria Javelinas

1995 Eastern League Champions-Co-MVP Eastern League Playoffs

2010 25th Silver Anniversary Team-Colonial Athletic Association

2016 ECU Athletics Hall of Fame

Coaching Accolades

East Carolina University

1998-2005  Assistant Coach

1999, 2000 Colonial Athletic Association Champions

2002 Conference USA Tournament Champions

2004 Conference USA Regular Season Champions

Seven Consecutive NCAA Regional Appearances-1999-2005

Four No. 1 Seeds-Including a No. 7 National Seed

Pitt Community College

2005-present Head Coach 

2008, 2010, 2011, 2016 Region 10 Division 1 Champions

2008 Eastern District Runners Up

2010 Eastern District Champions

2010 Division 1 Junior College World Series

2010 Eastern District-Division 1 Coach of the Year

2010 Coach of the Year-North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association

2010 Walter Rabb Award

2011 Eastern District Runners Up

Jason Wood

Assistant Coach

Jason Wood begins his first season with the Bulldogs, serving as Assistant Coach and Sports Information Director.  Coach Wood will work with hitters and infielders, as well as assisting with recruiting and player development. 

Wood spent the previous 2 seasons as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Northwestern Oklahoma State in Alva, OK. (NCAA DIV II) 

Prior to coaching at Northwestern Oklahoma State, Wood served as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, NC.  In Wood’s tenure there, the Rams collected a Region X Championship and boasted two NJCAA All-Americans. 

Wood has also spent time at Louisburg College, Bacone College, D.H. Conley High School and Farmville Central High School in an assistant coach capacity.

In the summers Wood spent six years coaching in the Coastal Plain League, including stops as an assistant coach with the Forest City Owls and Gastonia Grizzlies, and two stints as a head coach with the Gastonia Grizzlies and the Morehead City Marlins.  In 2016 the Marlins made the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and set 7 franchise records.

Wood graduated from East Carolina University and attained his Master’s Degree at the California University of Pennsylvania. 

Joe Caracci

Assistant Coach

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.

Caracci resides in Greenville, N.C., with his wife Kelly, his stepson Drew, his stepdaughter Molly, and his dog Ralph.

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