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HAWKS BASEBALL STAFF

 

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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.

 


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Michael Wrenn - Associate Head Coach

Michael joined the coaching staff in the Fall of 2011 as the hitting and catching coach, while heading up the recruiting.  Prior to joining the Hawks, he spent 5 years, 2007-2011, as the Head Coach at Armwood High School and made it to the Final Four in 2009 and State Runner-up in 2010.  Michael was an Assistant Coach at Chamberlain High School for 4 years, 2003-2006.  He was also a Manager for Tampa Elite in the Stan Musial Summer League from 2002-2012 and won the NABF World Series in 2010.

Michael played baseball while he attended Zephyrhills High School.  After graduating from high school, he attended to Saint Leo University and played baseball from 1997-1999, where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management.  At Saint Leo he made Second Team All-Conference in 1998 and All-Conference in 1999.  In the same year he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins, where he played professional baseball for 3 years.  He also played a year with Elmira Pioneers in an independent League. 

After playing professional baseball, he returned to Saint Leo to caoch for a year.  Michael resides in Valrico with his wife Stacy.

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Billy Colome - Assistant Coach - Infielders

Billy Colome joined the coaching staff in 2013 as the Hawks's Infield Coach.  He spent the previous 6 years as the Head Coach for East Bay High School in Hillsborough County.  Billy also spent 6 years (2005-2011) as a player/manager for NABF Champions Tampa Elite (2010).  In 2002, Coach Colome was a Graduate Assistant for his alma mater, College of Charleston.
 
Billy's playing career started as a shortsop in Miami, FL at Miami Southridge Senior High, where he was a 1995 All-State/All-Dade selection his senior year.  He went on to attend Broward Community College from 1996-1997 and was awarded the 1997 NJCAA All-American (NCBWA) and All-Conference selections.  He completed his college career at College of Charleston, South Carolina, where he was a 2 time All-Conference selection (1998 TAAC/1999 Southern) and 1999 All-American selection (Louisville Slugger and Baseball America). In 1999, he signed a free-agent professional contract and spent 2 years in the Minor and Independent League.  In 2004, College of Charleston retired Billy's number and inducted him in the Couger's Hall of Fame. 
 
Coach Colome graduated from Broward Community College with an Associate in Arts in General Studies and from College of Charleston with a Bachelor in Science in Health Administration. 
 
Coach Colome resides in Apollo Beach, Florida and teaches mathematics at East Bay High School.  He is married to Heather and has kids, Brianna and Cooper.

 

 
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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.

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Howard Guard - Assistant Coach

 



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
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