Lubbock Christian University (1978)
Assistant coach Jimmy Durham, now in his 10th season with San Jacinto College, understands plenty about winning. In 2005, Durham was an assistant coach at New Mexico Junior College when the Thunderbirds won
the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) JUCO World Series. He came to San Jacinto College with the same goal in mind and knows that San Jacinto College is on target – especially after the success of the past several seasons.
“I think the standard for excellence and for winning at a high level has been set, and the players who come to San Jacinto College understand that and in turn do what’s necessary to be successful,” noted Durham. “You do have to have some luck to win the national title, but you also have to have the players and the dedication to be great. We have both of those here.”
A former high school standout in the Houston area at Madison High School, Durham played collegiately at Ranger Junior College and Lubbock Christian. He then went on to coach at the high school level at Livingston and Clements. He knows the area well and has used his connections to help San Jac recruit the best talent available. On the field, San Jac has used that talent to win big.
“We push our players to be better, but they expect that from us,” Durham said. “That’s why they come here. The players are looking for future success in the Division I ranks and perhaps the professional level. San Jacinto College is a great place to continue that growth as a player.”
Durham holds a bachelor of science degree from Lubbock Christian University and a master’s degree from the University of Houston. He has six children: Tyler (24), Maggie (23), Kyle (21), Andrew (18), AnnaMae (16), and
Hannah (15). Jimmy and his wife Shannon were married on July 23, 2011.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
University of Houston (2006)
A former catcher at San Jacinto College (1999-2000), Kory Koehler is now entering his 15th season with the team. As a player, Koehler got to play in the JUCO World Series, and during his time as a coach, the team has made eight trips to Grand Junction. Obviously, Koehler appreciates the success he’s been a part of as a coach. Winning at a consistent level certainly involves having talented players and crafted coaches, but Koehler has seen San Jacinto College go the extra step.
“As a staff, we are excited about the new direction the program has taken,” Koehler said. “With change comes new opportunity. With new opportunity comes new responsibility. And with that comes renewed excitement. I am honored that Coach Arrington has entrusted me to manage the offensive aspect of the game.”
The 35-year-old Koehler, originally from North Bay, New York, graduated from the University of Houston in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science, and in 2008 with a Master of Education in Physical Education. Prior to coaching at San Jacinto College, he coached Adrean Post 625, Oneida County American Legion in Utica, N.Y., and the League City Hornets and Stan Musial Saints in Houston.
In addition to his duties with the San Jacinto College baseball team, Kory is the physical education lead faculty and wellness director on the San Jacinto College North Campus.
He and his wife, Erika, were married in November 2006. The couple has a son, Keaton Jax (3), and will welcome a second son, Kason Jet, to the family this year.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
University of Houston (2008)
Eric Weaver joined the San Jacinto College baseball coaching staff in the Fall of 2014 and hit the ground running. Among his duties at San Jac are pitching and infield coaching, and assisting with player recruitment. He also serves as the baseball facility coordinator.
Weaver was a standout college pitcher and successful college coach, bringing with him talents and strengths that will help the San Jacinto College baseball team. “Eric will diversify our approach to recruiting players within the local area and state,” said Head Coach Tom Arrington. “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 time management.”
Weaver graduated from Deer Park High School in 2003, where he was a twosport standout, earning all-District honors in baseball and football. He went on to be a starting pitcher at Alvin Community College, 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 continued his academics and baseball at Texas State University, where he was ranked the fifth most effective pitcher in the Southland Conference in 2007, posting a 6-1 record in 30 appearances. That season,
Weaver had five saves with a 2.23 ERA, allowing 33 hits and seven walks, with 33 strikeouts and a .212 opponents’ batting average. He saw limited action in his senior year due to a shoulder injury.
Weaver returned to Alvin Community College to serve as its infield coach and recruiting coordinator from 2011 to 2014. During that time, the Alvin 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. Last season, Weaver served as an assistant coach in the Karl Young Collegiate League, a Houston-area summer league, and will serve as head coach in 2015.
He holds a bachlor’s degree in occupational education from Texas State University. Weaver and his wife, Kassi, were married in 201, and the couple lives in Deer Park.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Missouri Valley College (1995)
Jason Krug is in his seventh season with the San Jacinto College baseball coaching staff. Prior to joining the San Jacinto College program, he spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Louisiana- Lafayette where he assisted in the coaching of the middle infielders and hitters. In 2007, the Ragin Cajuns won the Sun Belt Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA regional tournament.
In December 2007, Krug was named head coach of the Edenton (N.C.) Steamers in the Coastal Plains Summer Collegiate League. During the summer of 2008, the Steamers won the first-half divisional championship
with an overall record of 20-7. For his efforts, he was named one of the head coaches for the 2008 Coastal Plains League All-Star game.
Krug has also held coaching positions as an assistant coach at Southwestern University, where he was the hitting coach. He worked as an instructor and coach for the Austin Wings, serving as the head coach for the 17-under premier showcase team. Other coaching stints include the 2000 AAU national finalist team and the 2001 Connie Mack state champions.
In 2006, Krug led the Wings to the 17-and-under Premier National Championship. Before entering the collegiate coaching ranks, Krug spent nine years teaching and coaching at the high school level. The 43-year old holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Missouri Valley College, where he was a two-sport athlete in baseball and football.