San Jacinto College welcomes new assistant baseball coach
09.17.2014 | By Rob Vanya
New San Jacinto College assistant baseball coach Eric Weaver will share pitching and infield coaching duties and will assist with player recruitment. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
HOUSTON – Eric Weaver, a standout college pitcher and successful college coach, was recently hired as assistant baseball coach at San Jacinto College.
Weaver’s duties at San Jac will include pitching and infield coaching, and assisting with player recruitment. He will also serve as the baseball field facility coordinator.
Weaver jumped at the chance to join the coaching staff at San Jacinto College. “It was a no-brainer, and in a sense sort of a dream come true,” he commented. “Everyone knows about San Jac baseball’s long tradition of winning, so I am very glad to be a part of such a successful program.”
Weaver looks forward to working alongside Tom Arrington, who is now in his 14th year as San Jacinto College’s head baseball coach. “I am only 29 years old, and I am eager to learn from Coach Arrington,” he remarked. “Already, I pick his brain as often as possible. I really like his style of coaching because he does not micromanage, but allows latitude for the coaching staff. I’m looking forward to a great season.”
Weaver brings talent and strengths that should prove helpful, according to Arrington. “We are very excited and fortunate to have Eric on board with us at San Jac,” Arrington commented. “Eric will diversify our approach to recruiting players within the local area and state. He has a strong contact base and is highly respected in the region. He shows a great passion for the game and the development of young players. He also possesses a great knowledge of situational strategies, which will be an asset to me during game management.”
Weaver graduated from Deer Park High School in 2003, where he was a two-sport standout, earning All-District honors in baseball and football. He was a starting pitcher at Alvin Community College (ACC) in 2005 and 2006, and was voted to the Texas/New Mexico JUCO All-Star game after his freshman year. He was the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2006, earning All-Conference recognition.
Weaver attended Texas State University (TxSt) as a pitcher in 2007 and 2008. He was ranked as the fifth most effective pitcher in the Southland Conference in 2007, posting a 6-1 record in 30 appearances, with 5 saves, a 2.23 ERA, allowing 33 hits and 7 walks, with 33 strikeouts, and a .212 opponents’ batting average. He saw limited action in his senior year due to a shoulder injury that required surgery.
Weaver returned to ACC to serve as infield coach and recruiting coordinator from 2011 to 2014. During his tenure, the ACC baseball team won the South Zone Championship in 2014 and was ranked third in the nation in the Perfect Game poll, the highest national ranking in the college’s history.
In 2014, Weaver served as assistant coach in the Karl Young Collegiate League (a Houston-area summer league), and he will serve as a head coach in 2015.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational education from TxSt. Weaver and his wife Kassi were married in 2012, and the couple lives in Deer Park.
For more information about San Jacinto College baseball, please visit sanjacsports.com.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.