The 2013 season will mark the 12th year for Tim Touma as the head baseball coach for Daytona State College. Coach Touma spent 12 years as a D1 assistant coach making stops at the University of Florida and Oklahoma St. where he helped coach both teams to the college world series.
Tim Touma played and coached in the Montreal Expos organization along with college jobs at New Mexico State and Bethune Cookman College before being named head coach of the Falcons.
In the Tim Touma era:
- 2007-2011 National Academic Team of the Year
- 21 consecutive semesters of a 3.0 or higher team GPA
- Won the first conference championship in school history
- Won 4 conference championships
- Back-to-back-to-back conference championships
- 4 time Mid-Florida Conference coach of the year
- 2003 team held #1 ranking in the state
Coach Touma is a graduate of Lake Worth High School, Palm Beach Community College and the University of Florida where he was an Academic All-SEC performer.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting & Pitching Coordinator
Chris Reilly is entering his sixth season as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Daytona State College. In Reilly’s five seasons as pitching coach at Daytona State all 23 sophomore pitchers who graduated and moved on to four year schools, went on to play at the NCAA division 1 level.
The 2012 pitching staff had several successes. Sophomore Brad Gero was named a 1st team Mid-Florida Conference selection, with a 7-0 record that placed him tied for 7th in the state in wins, and 25th in state 3.39 ERA. Freshman right hander John Sebelle, Mid-Florida Conference “Fireman of the Year”, finished the year 2nd in the state and 10th in the NJCAA in saves (9), while sophomore starter Josh Ganus finished the season ranked 28th in the state with a 3.42 ERA.
The 2011 pitching staff featured two All –Mid Florida Conference pitchers in Jarron Cito (3rd in NJCAA in IP, and 13th in NJCAA in Strikeouts, 49th in Wins), and Brandon Lee (49th in NJCAA in ERA). All three sophomores on the 2011 staff earned themselves scholarships to four year institutions.
The 2010 season marked Reilly’s return to Daytona State after spending the 2008 and 2009 seasons as the pitching coach at the University of Cincinnati. Reilly’s 2010 pitching staff featured a group of three sophomore starters who signed division 1 scholarships in Florida (FAU, UCF, UF).
During the 2006 and 2007 seasons in Daytona, Coach Reilly helped guide the Falcons to back-to-back Mid-Florida Conference championships. The 2006 season saw starting pitcher, Alan Farina, earn Mid-Florida Conference Pitcher of the Year and Florida Community College Athletic Association (FCCAA) first-team all-state honors. Farina was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays organization in the third round of the 2007 first-year player draft.
While in Cincinnati, Reilly helped lead the Bearcats to a school record 39 wins during the 2008 season (39-20). Reilly made an immediate impact with the pitching staff in his first year with the program. The Bearcats posted a 4.37 team ERA, the teams lowest since 1979, which ranked No. 39 in the nation. Under Reilly's tutelage, his pitchers finished the 2008 season ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division I Baseball allowing a minuscule 2.48 walks per game. Under Reilly's instruction, left-hander, Dan Osterbrock, set a new school record for career wins (21), earned second-team all Big East honors and was drafted in the seventh round by the Minnesota Twins.
Reilly spent the summer of 2006 as the pitching coach for the St. Cloud Riverbats in the Northwoods collegiate summer league.
The New Jersey native began his collegiate playing career at Seton Hall University where he was named 2000 Honorable Mention Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. He pitched Seton Hall to the Big East championship and a win at the Clemson, SC regional in 2001.
Reilly finished his college career at Oklahoma State University, where he was named Phillips 66 Big XII Conference Pitcher of the Week, and Honorable Mention All-Big XII Conference in 2002. After completing his year at Oklahoma State, he signed professionally and played four years of professional baseball, two in the Baltimore Orioles organization and two in the Frontier League.
Reilly returned to Oklahoma State University to graduate with a degree in Business Administration in May of 2005. Reilly is married to his wife, Megan.
Assistant Coach/Local Recruiter/Head Developmental Coach
As Nick enters his fifth season as a member of the Falcon Coaching Staff he will continue to be responsible for working with the infielders and will assist with the hitting. In addition to his on-field duties, Nick will also head the local recruiting for Volusia and Flagler counties. For the 2012-2013 season, Nick will remain as Head Coach of the Developmental Team.
Coach Luppino joined the Falcons after spending one season as an assistant coach at Austin Peay State University, where he was responsible for working with the infielders, hitters and coaching third base. Prior to A.P.S.U., the Ft. Lauderdale native spent three years as an assistant at his Alma matter Palm Beach State.
Nick, 29, has also been the head coach of two summer ball clubs, the Nashville Stingers of the Sandlot League, Palm Beach Post 12. Nick also served as camp director for his father Richard, helping to run United Sports Academy.
Nick recently received his BAS degree from Daytona State in Management and Supervision with a GPA of 3.67.
Matt Wright is entering his first coaching season at Daytona State College. Matt played two years at Daytona in 2008 – 2009 and was a part of back to back national academic team of the year. His sophomore year he was selected as a Mid-Florida Conference all-star team member. After his two years at Daytona Matt moved on to play at Bethune Cookman University. At Bethune he was selected to the MEAC conference team two years in a row. After Bethune Cookman, Matt played professionally for the London Rippers of the Frontier League. This May he will be returning to the Frontier League to play his second season for the Lake Erie Crushers.