Tom Ferrara, Coach

Personal/Professional:
-14yrs as a Health/PE Teacher
-Born in Jacksonville ,FL
-Married with 2 kids(Ava and Geno)
High School:
Titusville High School (Titusville,FL)
College:
-Brevard Community College (Melbourne,FL)
-St. Petersburg Community College(Clearwater,FL)
-Armstrong Atlantic State University (Savannah,GA) *now named Georgia Southern*
MLB:
33rd rd. Minnesota Twins
(Ft Myers,FL) Ft. Myers Miracle
Coaching Experience:
-2007-2010 Asst Coach Richmond Hill HS (Richmond Hill,GA)
-2010-2012 Asst varsity Baseball Coach Millbrook HS (Raleigh,NC)
-2012-2016 Asst varsity Baseball Coach Heritage HS (Wake Forest,NC)
-2016-2021 Head Coach at Heritage HS
-2021-present Team USA Scout/Coach

Jacob Wolfe, Coach

All conference candidate that owns an 11-6 career record in 44 games (32 starts) … Will vie for a starting spot in the weekend rotation … Sports a 3.12 career ERA in 184.2 innings … 2016: Started 17 games for the Pirates as a member of the weekend rotation … Posted a 6-4 record with a 2.95 ERA … Allowed 40 runs (29 earned) on 81 hits with 57 strikeouts and 32 walks in 88.1 innings … Two-time American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week selection (Feb. 29 and May 9) … Tossed first career complete game at Connecticut (May 8) with a career-high nine strikeouts … Worked into the sixth inning of a game eight times (seven-plus six times) … Registered eight quality starts (6.0 IP and 3 ERs or less) and has 17 for his career … Earned wins against Longwood, Virginia, UNC Wilmington, Tulane and Connecticut (twice) … Allowed two or fewer runs in 10 of 17 outings (no runs three times) … Fanned multiple batters 11 times (five or more on six occasions) … Held opponents to five or fewer hits in 11 of 17 starts … Ranked among the league leaders in games started (t1st), pickoffs (6/second) and wins (t8th) … Opposing batters hit at a .251 clip against him … ECU posted a 9-7 record in games he started … Induced 67 fly outs and 119 ground outs (0.6 ratio) with nine double plays … Issued two or less walks 12 times … Threw a career-high 139 pitches at Connecticut in his complete game effort … Suffered losses against Tennessee, Jacksonville, Houston and Texas Tech … Started Charlottesville Regional Final against William & Mary (June 5) allowing three runs (all earned) on five hits in 3.0 innings … In league play, posted a 3-1 record with a 2.76 ERA in eight starts … Allowed 21 runs (14 earned) on 39 hits with 29 strikeouts to 19 walks in 45.2 innings.

2015: Made 17 appearances (15 starts) as a sophomore … Posted a 5-2 record with one save and a 3.35 ERA … Allowed 45 runs (33 earned) on 87 hits with 54 strikeouts and 20 walks in 88.2 innings … Got first career start against No. 2 Virginia (Feb. 14) … Picked up first career win vs. Monmouth (Mar. 27) tossing six scoreless innings with six strikeouts in game two of a doubleheader (third career start) … Also picked up wins against Campbell (April 7), UCF (April 26), Cincinnati (May 16) and Connecticut (May 23) in the AAC Tournament, where he allowed one run (earned) over seven innings with six strikeouts … Had eight quality starts (6.0 IP and 3 ERs or less), which tied Reid Love for second on the club (Evan Kruczynski had 10) … Credited with first career save at Connecticut (April 19) tossing an inning of scoreless relief … Worked into the sixth inning nine times with a season-high seven innings against Connecticut twice (May 3 and May 23) … Registered multiple strikeouts 14 times with a career-best six on three occasions (Monmouth/Mar. 7, NC State/April 21, Connecticut/May 23) … Allowed two or less runs in a start nine times (one or less three times) … Held opponents to five or fewer hits in a contest in 8 of 15 starts … Stood among The American leaders in pickoffs (t3rd/3), starts (fifth) and fewest walks allowed (sixth) … Held opposing hitters to a .257 composite batting average … Induced 55 fly outs and 141 ground outs (0.4 ratio) with seven double plays … Picked off three runners (Elon/Mar. 14, VCU/Mar. 21, Houston/May 10) … Ranked among the team leaders (top 5) in pickoffs (second), starts (second), innings pitched (third), strikeouts (third), wins (t3rd), win-loss percentage (fourth), opposing BA (fifth) and appearances (t5th) … ECU posted an 11-4 record in his 15 starts … Allowed a season-high eight runs against No. 2 Virginia (Feb. 14) … In league play posted a 2-1 record with one save in seven outings (five starts) … Surrendered 16 runs (13 earned) on 29 hits in 31.2 innings sporting a 3.69 ERA … Pirates outscored opponents 101-80 in games he appeared on the mound.

2014: Appeared in 10 games out of the bullpen during initial year with the program … Made collegiate debut against James Madison (Feb. 15) facing two batters recording an out and walking one … Sported the fourth-lowest ERA on the squad (2.35) … Allowed three runs (two earned) on 12 hits with six strikeouts to four walks in 7.2 innings … Tossed a season-high 3.2 innings against Marshall (Mar. 8) in game one of doubleheader surrendering a run on four hits … Situational hurler that didn’t allow a run in 8 of 10 appearances … Allowed 3 of 7 inherited runners to score … Held opposing hitters to a .375 composite batting average … Fanned at least one batter in six outings … Surrendered one of fewer hits on seven occasions (no hits four times) … Worked 1.1 innings against UTSA in the Conference Championships allowing a pair of hits with a walk and strikeout … Recorded a pair of assists … Did not allow an extra base hit … 2014 Summer: Played for the Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plain League … Appeared in 11 games out of the bullpen posting an 0-1 record with a 2.77 ERA … Allowed seven runs (four earned) in 13.0 innings to go along with eight punch-outs.

Four-year letterwinner for coach Jason Smith … Helped the Patriots to 86 wins over a four-year span, which included three consecutive Metro 4A Conference titles and four state playoff appearances … Sported a 13-4 career record with 133 strikeouts … Winning pitcher in all three Metro 4A Conference Championships games … Earned all-conference honors and was named Patriots Most Outstanding Pitcher as a junior …Posted a 2.63 record with 25 strikeouts as a senior … Following senior campaign was listed as the fifth-best left-hander and 56th overall prospect in North Carolina by Perfect Game … Garnered 2013 Preseason Honorable Mention All-Atlantic Region honors from Perfect Game … Played summer ball for Coach Chris Smith and Yak Baseball … Participated in 2011 PG WWBA South Qualifier (Austin, Texas), 2010-12 PG WWBA 2013 Grads/17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) and Impact Futures Game (2010, 2012) … NCHSAA Scholar Athlete (2010), three-time All-Metro Conference Academic Team member (2011-13) and three-time honor roll member (2010, 2012-13).

Full name is Jacob Lee Wolfe … Son of Julie and Larry Wolfe … Majoring in sport studies with a minor in business administration … Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Fall of 2016.