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Todd Eastin

Director of Athletics & Fitness, Head Baseball Coach



Current Classes

PED101BA - Baseball
PED102BA - Baseball - Intermediate
PED201BA - Baseball - Advanced
PED202BA - Baseball - Elite


Bio

In 2016-17, Todd Eastin begins his seventh year as the Director of Athletics and Fitness at South Mountain Community College. In the last six years, seven of SMCC's nine Athletic teams have qualified for post-season play. During this time period, SMCC has won regional championships in Men’s Basketball (2010-11, 2015-16), Softball (2011), Men’s Golf (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), and Baseball (2014). Since the 2010-11 academic year, four of the athletic programs have qualified for NJCAA National Tournaments, with the Men’s Golf program winning four National Championships (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016). In each of the last six years, the student-athlete cumulative GPA at SMCC has equaled or exceeded 3.20, while achieving a 33-year high at SMCC in 2012-13 with 3.35. As an Athletic Department, the Cougars' annual fundraising for 2011 to 2016 averaged $100,000, but this total was topped in 2014 with $130,040.

Todd Eastin is in his 14th season as the Head Baseball Coach at South Mountain Community College. He has compiled a 478-291 record in his 13 years leading the Cougars. Eastin has been named the ABCA Region 1 Coach of the Year (2005 and 2014) and the NJCAA Western District Coach of the Year (2005). In 13 years at the helm of the Baseball program, the team has been honored as an NJCAA All-Academic Team in 12 of those seasons, posting a cumulative GPA well over 3.0 in each academic year. Eastin was the pitching coach at SMCC from 1999 to 2003. During his 18 years at South Mountain, he has coached 57 professionally drafted players (49 in last 13 years) and 144 of his players (131 in last 13 years) have received scholarships to four-year colleges and universities.

In 11 of his 13 seasons, Coach Eastin’s teams have been nationally ranked by the NJCAA. The Cougars' highest national ranking was a fourth place finish in the 2005 JUCO World Series. In his first year at the helm, the Cougars finished with a 26-win improvement (37) over the previous season (11). A new school record for wins was set in 2005, with 48 wins eclipsing the previous mark of 43. In 11 years, Coach Eastin’s teams have averaged 37 wins per season, including two Region 1 Division 1 championships, two District Tournament appearances, and one NJCAA National Championship appearance.

Todd Eastin was born and raised in southern California, attending Walnut High School in Walnut, CA. He moved to Phoenix after graduating high school and became an All-Conference and All-Region catcher at South Mountain Community College in 1994 and 1995. Eastin was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 1994 draft. He then went on to play at Div. 1 McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. He graduated from McNeese with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He returned to Phoenix in 1997, and in the fall of 1998 began serving as an assistant coach at SMCC, under head coach George Lopez. In 2002, Eastin completed an MBA degree from Arizona State University, and in June 2003, Eastin became the head baseball coach at SMCC.

Activities

  • Athletic Director (SMCC), 2010-Present
  • Head Baseball Coach (SMCC), 2004-Present
  • Associate Scout (Cincinnati Reds), 2001-2006
  • Pitching Coach (SMCC), 1999-2003
  • Head Coach (AZ Summer Collegiate League), 2000-2002
  • Head Coach (Scottsdale Summer JC League), 1999


Strengths

Relator | Responsibility | Discipline | Self-Assurance | Command