2009 - 2010 Archives

FCCAA Baseball Coaches’ Poll

3/16/2010 

The FCCAA Baseball Coaches’ Poll, with number of first-place votes in parentheses, current 2010 record, previous ranking and total points in voting by FCCAA baseball coaches, the FCCAA Baseball Chair and the FCCAA Scoreboard Coordinator.

Rank Team Record Pts Pvs
1 Gulf Coast (12) 23-5 129 1t
2 Central Florida (1) 20-9 105 5
3 Palm Beach State 19-7 99 8t
4 State College of Florida (1) 17-7 97 4
5 Miami Dade (1) 20-5 74 1t
6 St. Petersburg 21-12 73 7
7 Chipola 16-13 68 8t
8 Tallahassee 16-9 31 10
9 Pensacola 17-10-1 24 6
10 Daytona State 11-7 23 --

FCCAA Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll

1/26/2010 
The 2010 FCCAA Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll, with number of first-place votes in parentheses, final 2009 regular season record, final 2009 ranking and total points in voting by FCCAA baseball coaches, the FCCAA Baseball Chair and the FCCAA Scoreboard Coordinator.

Rank Team   Pts Pvs
1 Chipola (6) 27-18-1 179 7
2 Santa Fe (7) 28-19 152 5
3 Miami Dade (4) 37-10 151 1
4 State College of Florida 34-16-1 109 3
5 St. Petersburg (1) 32-23 99 8
6 Palm Beach State (1) 31-18 93 --
7 Tallahassee 37-14 67 2
8 Gulf Coast (1) 32-20 55 --
9 Broward 32-14 48 4
10 Central Florida 35-16 43 6

Also receiving votes: Pensacola 36, Northwest Florida State 18, Daytona State 16, Seminole State College 15, Polk State 13, Florida State College 2, Hillsborough 2, St. Johns River 1, South Florida 1.

1/4/2010

Season Outlook
The 2010 Falcons bring back two former Falcons to the coaching staff. Former pitching coach, Chris Reilly, returns from the University of Cincinnati to take over the pitching staff and recruiting coordinator duties. Phil Enright, who won two conference championships as a closer at Daytona State, will be the Developmental Team pitching coach.

As usual as a two year program, the job to rebuild is an every year project. With All Conference catcher Brian Leino returning behind the plate and the top two conference starts returning (Frankie De Juilio and Matt Hummell) the team has a strong leadership to teach the new group the Falcon way.

The goals for each baseball season go past the baselines of the Falcons Nest. Helping in the community, citizenship, graduation and being a true student-athlete are the judge more than just a won – loss record.

The 2009 Falcons won the National Baseball Academic Team of the Year Award for the third consecutive year, a great feat!

The goals as always are to have the best academic team in the country and return to the state tournament.

Dejiulio signs early with the Florida Gators

11/17/09
Frank Dejiulio has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Florida for the 2010-2011 school year.  Dejiulio becomes the 5th player in Coach Touma’s tenure to sign with the Gators.  “Frank being a part of the #1 recruiting class in the country speaks volumes about his work ethic and ability to pitch at the highest level.  It is an honor for Florida to include him in such a prestigious group of recruits,” said Head Coach Tim Touma.  “Frank was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.  Rather than starting his professional career, he chose to return to Daytona State and sign with the University of Florida which shows his great commitment to education, and desire to help lead the Falcons and Gators to a championship. ”

Dejiulio is the only junior college player to be included in the Gators’ early signing class.  Several other Falcon sophomores have deferred scholarship offers during the early signing period to continue their recruitment into the spring season.

The Falcons open their season on January 30th, 2010 against Hillsborough Community College at 1:00 pm, with their home opener scheduled for February 3rd against Brevard Community College at 4:00 pm.

Baseball adds assistant coaches Chris Reilly and Phil Enright

8/17/09
Following two years as the pitching coach at the University of Cincinnati, Chris Reilly returns to Daytona State College.  Reilly helped lead the Falcons to Mid-Florida Conference championships in 2006 and a co-championship in 2007.

While at Cincinnati, Reilly helped guide the Bearcats to a school record 39 wins in 2008, while finishing as runner up in both the Big East Conference regular season and conference tournament.  Reilly’s responsibilities include recruiting coordinator and pitching coordinator at Daytona State College.

Head Coach Tim Touma on Chris Reilly-
“The opportunity to get Coach Reilly back in a Falcon uniform is a huge asset to the program.  Chris did a great job helping us win two conference championships.  His move to become a Division 1 pitching coach for the last two years has only enhanced his knowledge and ability to help Falcons move on.”

Former Falcon pitcher Phil Enright joins the Daytona State staff after completing his baseball career at Bethune-Cookman University.  Enright served as the closer on the 2005 and 2006 Conference Championship teams.

Enright’s responsibilities include the Director of Baseball Operations, and the pitching coach of the Falcon Baseball Development Program.

Head Coach Tim Touma on Phil Enright-
“In bringing Phil Enright back, we’ve added a former player who exemplifies everything a Falcon stands for both on and off the field.  Phil’s addition to our staff has strengthened our commitment to improve the developmental program.   I feel Coach Enright is the right person to provide leadership and instruction to the pitchers of the Developmental team.”

Falcon Baseball Wins 2009 NJCAA Baseball Academic Team of the Year

For the 3rd year in a row, the Daytona State Baseball Team lead the nation with a cumulative 3.59 GPA.  Head Coach Tim Touma comments, "I am really proud of this group of student athletes.  The support staff of, Will Dunne, Athletic Director; Cindy Meehan, Athletic Academic Coordinator and my Assistant Coaches made this great accomplishment possible." The 3.59 team GPA makes the highest ever in school history.

Three Falcons Drafted in Major League Draft

Shane Greene, a right-handed pitcher of the Falcon Development Program was drafted in the Major League baseball draft in the 15th round by the New York Yankees.

Coach Touma's comments:
"Shane had an arm injury before enrolling in the Falcon Devo program and had to spend the entire 2009 season rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery.  At the end of the season, we added Shane to our regular Falcon roster for the 2010 season as he is now healthy to pitch."

"This is a monumental happening, with a Devo program that is just two years old; to have its first draft pick from that team is fantastic and thought to be unattainable."

"Everyone at Daytona State College and the Falcon baseball program are thrilled and applaud Shane's accomplishment."

Former Falcon, Bobby Rauh, was also drafted.  Bobby was taken in the 29th round by the Atlanta Braves.  Bobby is currently playing for the Winchester Royals of the Virginia Valley League and has signed to play for the University of Tampa next year.

Frank Dejiulio was also drafted in the 44th round to the Chicago Cubs.