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Gary Calhoun - Head Baseball Coach

Gary Calhoun brings years of professional experience to the Hawk Baseball organization. Coach Calhoun’s experience includes managing in the Milwaukee and Detroit organizations and coaching in the Yankee organization for four years. He has had the opportunity to work with some of baseball’s finest.

Coach Calhoun’s amateur experience began in 1978 at the high school level; in 1980 at the NCAA Division II level at St. Leo College; in 1984 Florida Southern College; in 1985 at the University of South Florida, NCAA Division I level; at Hillsborough Community College in 1987; and in 1989, the United States Junior Olympic South Team. During these years, he has been a part of the National Tournament Teams.

The instructional duties Coach Calhoun has been assigned during his coaching career are: pitching coach at St. Leo College and one year as an assistant to Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm in the Yankees Organization; hitting coach at Florida Southern College and the University of South Florida. Coach Calhoun has many player SUCCESS STORIES.



Michael Wrenn - Associate Head Coach


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Howard Guard - Assistant Coach



Howard Guard - Assistant Coach

Vince Parisi - Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator


Coach Parisi returns to his Alma Mater as the Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Coach.  He played for the Hawks and Coach Calhoun in 1998-99.   Coach Parisi went on to play at the University of South Florida in 2000 under Eddie Cardiari.  He returned in 2001 as the Hawks Assistant Coach. 

After receiving Italian citizenship, he went on to a successful professional playing career in the Italian Baseball League.  In eight years of professional baseball, he played for 3 different teams, as well as the Italian National Team.  With team Italy, he participated in 2 European Championships, a World Cup, the 2003 European Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Last year Coach Parisi served as the assistant baseball coach at Palm Harbor University High School, where he is currently teaching Driver Education and Physical Education, as well as serving as the Head Golf Coach.  Along with his duties as the Recruiting Coordinator, he also serves as the Hitting Coach.  

Coach Parisi graduated from Hillsborough Community College with an Associate of Arts in General Studies, the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and Concordia University-Irvine California with a Master degree of Coaching and Athletic Administration in Exercise and Sport Science.  He resides in Clearwater Florida and is married to his Australian wife Kristy, whom he met in Italy where she played professional softball.


Dean of Student Services/Director of Athletics: Dr. Frank Babcock fbabcock@hccfl.edu
Office #: 813--253-7311

Assistant Athletic Director: Office # 813-253-7304

Equipment Manager, Certified: Scott “Kiki” Keller skeller@hccfl.edu
Office #: 813-253-7398

Athletic Trainer, Certified: Ernie Black