|Title:||Head Coach (14th Season)|
|High School:||Greene Central High School|
|Previous College:||East Carolina University|
|Team:||MiLB Phillies Organization|
Tommy Eason took the helm of PCC’s baseball program in the summer of 2005. In 13 seasons as the Bulldogs' head coach, he has tallied a 444-195 (69 percent) record and five conference tournament titles – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2017.
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. Seven years later, the Bulldogs went undefeated in the 2017 Region X Tournament to reach the NJCAA Division II World Series in Enid, Okla.
Approximately 75 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.
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
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
2017 Region X/Southeastern District Coach of the Year