Wilkinson enters his 24th year with the program. Wilkinson has coached 108 MLB draft picks and 8 MLB Players including Charlie Blackmon and Jonathan Broxton. 3 National Titles have been won by Wilkinson's teams and they have compiled a record of 824-229 over the years. Wilkinson has scouted for 3 MLB Teams over the last 22 years on a par-time basis. Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers and currently the Cincinnati Reds. Wilkinson has coached at the High School, NJCAA and NCAA levels during his career.
Thomas Eaton was the owner and Executive Director of the Charlotte Crushers Summer Collegiate Baseball and Prolific Post Grad Collegiate Baseball, which was created for players who wanted to compete at high level in a positive environment. That was conducted for growth and development. In his years as owner and coach of the Crushers, he has seen hundreds of student athletes go on to play at the next level. His teams have won state, regional, and national titles from 2001-2020. In between he was also the field manager of the United States Military Allstar baseball team.
His Prolific Post Grad team helps young men who need that extra development in academics and athletics that were overlooked by colleges to get a college baseball scholarship.
Coach Eaton was also a recruiting coordinator for Johnson C Smith University from 2006-2013. He has coached 5 All American softball players and 5 Rookie of the Year players in the CIAA. His teams led the NCAA Division II in stolen bases and triples during his time there. They won one divisional title 2008 and he was named assistant coach of the year. Along with his duties at Johnson C Smith University he was a member of the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association.
Coach Eaton is a former associate baseball scout for the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds. He has players who are now playing professional and independent baseball.
He is a graduate of Livingstone College with a degree in Sports Management and holds a Certificate from Groundskeepers University. Thomas is also a graduate of the United States Sports Academy with a degree in Sports Coaching. He also, is a board member of Metropolitan Junior Baseball League located in Richmond Virginia, member of the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association and American Baseball Coaches Association.
He spends most of his time working with fellow premier baseball showcase organizations.
Coach Eaton resides in Port Orange, Florida with his wife Darlene and dog Rosie.
Dave has coached in the South Florida HS scene for over 20 years. He has coached some of the top prospects in the State of Florida and has been a part of National Power Westminster Christian and Stoneman Douglas HS programs. Dave will lead our pitching staff this season.