With head coach Tom Eller at the helm of the Harford baseball team, the Fighting Owls have soared to new heights. Under the guidance of the five-year head coach, Harford has recorded its most successful campaigns in program history in back-to-back years, capped by the record-breaking 44-win 2011 season.
This past season, Eller amassed his 100th career victory while clinching the regular-season NJCAA Region XX title and the school's first-ever top seed in the regional tournament. For his efforts, Eller was rewarded with the 2011 MDJUCO Coaches' Association Co-Coach of the Year.
The Fighting Owls finished the best campaign in the school's annals with a 44-13 record, in which Eller coached a program-best nine All-Region XX players and four All-MDJUCO players. Harford set new school records with 552 hits, 118 doubles, 13 triples while finishing second in school history with a .350 batting average. On the mound, the Fighting Owls posted a program-best 3.60 earned-run average and 378 strikeouts in 397.1 innings.
Now in his fourth year as Athletic Director at Harford Community College, Ken Krsolovic brings over 30 years of experience in collegiate athletics and coaching to the Harford baseball staff. This is his initial stint at the NJCAA level after serving in a variety of roles while also coaching baseball at three NCAA institutions. His extensive background includes a progression of administrative positions, including eight as an AD, while also maintaining significant tracks in coaching baseball and sports broadcasting.
At Harford, he has had an important hand in the direction of the $28 million arena addition and renovation of the college's indoor athletic facilities which is currently underway. He has also overseen various upgrades to the College's outdoor facilities during his tenure. He has led a total revision of athletic department structure, adding full-time positions in facilities and sports information while creating positions for an academic services coordinator, equipment manager and marketing/promotions manager. In addition to operating a program that has grown to 14 varsity sports and the accompanying facilities, the department has expanded its offerings in intramurals and student recreation under his direction. Also, responsibility for the former Thomas Run Park adult recreation program has been brought within the auspices of the athletic department at the Harford Sports Complex during his tenure. Meanwhile, student-athletes at Harford have registered record academic success and the team has led its 17-team league in academic honorees in each of the last three years.
Jay Witasick enters his fourth season as the pitching coach for the Fighting Owl baseball team under head coach Tom Eller.
Witasick is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who pitched for seven different teams in his 12 year career. He was a 2nd Round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1993 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut for the Oakland Athletics on July 7, 1996.
Witasick pitched for the A's, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, San Fransisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He finished his career with a 32-41 record, a 4.64 earned-run average and 645 strikeouts. Witasick pitched in the postseason in back-to-back years, reaching the World Series in 2001 with the Yankees and 2002 with the Giants.
He was a pitcher for C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air, Md. and Baltimore City Community College in the MD JUCO. He currently serves as the Director of Baseball Operations at The L. Warner Companies, Inc. in Baltimore.
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