Jed Morris began as the head coach of Eastern University Baseball in 2013. Morris enjoyed tremendous success as a college baseball player at Nebraska and spent several years in the Oakland Athletics minor league system.
As the Big 12 player of the year in 2002, Morris, a catcher, helped the Cornhuskers to reach the College World Series for the second straight season. Morris put up prodigious numbers at the plate while leading the Nebraska defense behind it. He was drafted by the Athletics in the 2002 “Moneyball” draft, and he was in the process of climbing through the system when he was diagnosed with Leukemia.
Morris beat Leukemia and returned to the minors where he eventually finished his playing career as a member of the Lancaster (Pa.) Barnstormers organization in the Independent League. He was named the organization’s “Community Man of the Year” for his work with others who were looking to fight cancer. Morris hopes that his experience in life and baseball will prove to be invaluable as he leads an Eastern program that has been steadily improving. The Eagles returned to the conference postseason in 2015, snapping a 13-year drought, and finished third-overall in the conference.
Coach Krentzman brings tremendous experience as a coach and player to the Eastern University staff. Krentzmen was a four-year player at Bucknell. The Bison won a pair of Patriot League titles in his time as a player. He also helped the Bison to a Patriot League title as an assistant coach in 2008.
After graduating from Bucknell in 2003, Krentzmen worked for two years as an assistant with a very successful Clearwater High School program. He returned to Bucknell for three years. While at Bucknell, he helped develop three hitters who advanced to the professional ranks.He returned to Florida for one year at Flagler University before moving back north to work as an assistant at Lehigh.
His primary coaching responsibilities at Eastern will be as an outfield and hitting coach.He is married to Tracy Krentzman and earned an MA in Organizational Leadership at Eastern.
Coach Kevin Mihalik joined the Eastern coaching staff for the 2014 season after being a four-year starter at Lehigh University. Mihalik pitched and played the corners in the infield and outfield. He will be working with Eastern’s corner infielders, pitchers and hitters.
Mihalik earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors as a first baseman in 2010 and as a third baseman in 2011. In 2011, Mihalik was also named to the ABCA/ Rawlings All-East Region squad as a third baseman. He has also played on Collegiate Summer Baseball teams in Lehigh Valley, Hawaii and Texas.
Mihalik graduated from Lehigh with a degree in marketing in 2011.
Joe Tremoglie joined the Eastern University Baseball coaching staff for the 2015 season and is no stranger to the Philadelphia-area baseball scene.
Tremoglie is a graduate of Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic High School and was inducted into the school’s hall of fame. He then went to St. Joseph’s University and played for four years, primarily as a first baseman, and batted .280 for his career. Five years after graduating from St. Joe’s, Tremoglie returned to the university as an assistant coach for their Division I program from 2001-2004 and then again from 2011-2012. In between the two stints at St. Joe’s, Tremoglie returned to his high school, Roman Catholic, as the head coach from 2005-2010. He also worked as assistant coach at Springfield High School in Delaware County prior to arriving at Eastern.
Coach Joe Tremoglie will be working at Eastern primarily with hitters and infielders.
Jordan Lozzi joins the Eastern Baseball Coaching staff after a successful career as a pitcher at Wesley College. He also pitched for Fallston HS and Harford CC.
He is bringing his Faith and his pitching knowledge to our team to help keep Eastern Eagle Baseball going in the right direction.
Lozzi will serve as Eastern’s pitching coach. His three younger sisters all participate in Eastern Athletics; Caroline (Women’s Soccer), Leah (Women’s Soccer/Softball), and Rachel (Women’s Golf).