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STEVE SHARTS - General Manager & President

Steve oversees the entire program while instructing and managing at each level.  Steve spent 7 years in professional baseball as a left handed Pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies, his last 2 years of which in AAA at Scranton, PA.  He played his college baseball at Cal. State University of Northridge, a Division II school in the Los Angeles area. He helped his team win the College World Series in 1984, defeating Florida Southern for the title. He received both All American and All Conference Selection honors in 1985.
Steve has 21 years of coaching experience at the amateur level.  He has coached High School Baseball at CCC from 1993-1997, Countryside High School from 1998-2001 (1 PCAC Championship, 1 District Title, and a Regional Final in the state playoffs), Berkley Prep from 2001- 2003, and Tarpon High School 2012 under Coach Dickie Hart who is currently coaching at FAU.
Steve started the Tampa Terror baseball program in 2003 and since that time has had many players go onto the college and pro ranks. His most recent such player, is Matt Brazis.  Matt was the minor league pitcher of the year for the Seattle Mariners 2014, and was just traded to the Chicago Cubs to join their 40 man roster!!  Steve lives in Tarpon Springs, Florida with his wife of 26 years and his 2 children.  Steve can be reached at sharts@tampaterror.com.

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ERIC EASTON - Assistant Coach & Pitching Coordinator

Eric was born and raised in Tarpon Springs, Florida.  He spent most of his youth playing baseball at the East Lake Youth Sports Complex and attended East Lake High School, where he played both baseball and basketball.
He received a baseball scholarship to SPC as well as being drafted by the Anaheim Angels during his senior year. He attended SPC for one year before leaving to go play pro baseball.  Eric spent 5 years playing professional baseball, two years in the Angels organization and three years of Independent leagues.  

He was the pitching coach at Palm Harbor University High School from 2011-2014. He currently oversees the pitchers in the Tampa Terror program.  Eric also attends SPC, pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Exceptional Student Education.

Eric currently lives in Tarpon Springs with his Fiancé, Karey, and her 2 sons. Eric can be reached at easton@tampaterror.com.

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JASON MICHAELS - Assistant Coach & Hitting Coordinator

Jason is a Tampa native that started his baseball career at Jesuit High School.  After graduation, he attended Okaloosa-Walton Junior College before attending the University of Miami.  Jason was drafted 4 times (49th round by San Diego in '94, 44th round by Tampa Bay in '96, 15th round by St. Louis in '97, 4th round by Philadelphia in '98) ultimately signing with the Philadelphia Phillies in the 4th round of the 1998 draft.  His professional career spanned 15 years with 10 years in the Major Leagues with Philadelphia, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Houston.
Following his playing career, he served as a coach with the Washington Nationals in 2013 as a Roving Mentor Instructor.  Jason works with players on developing a "Big League Approach" that focuses on the mental approaches to hitting, baserunning, and outfield play.
Jason can be reached at michaels@tampaterror.com.
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Nick Abbruzzese - Assistant Coach & Catching Coordinator

Nick is in his first year with the Tampa Terror, specializing in providing top level instruction to its catchers.  Nick played high school baseball for East Lake High School in 2001.  He then played college baseball at Clearwater Christian College in 2003 and 2004.  Nick currently plays professionally for the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos Independent Baseball League.
Nick can be reached at coaches@tampaterror.com.

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