Eric Kuczma enters the 2016-17 season as the Head Coach for the Greater Allegheny baseball team.
Kuczma spent the past the 2012 and 2013 seasons as GA’s third base coach. During his time on the staff, Greater Allegheny Baseball has won consecutive PSUAC Regular Season Championships, consecutive PSUAC Tournament Championships, and made consecutive USCAA Small College World Series appearances, finishing runner up in 2013 and 2014.
Kuczma served as the Assistant Head Coach at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School from 2009 through 2012. During his time there, the Vikings won two WPIAL Section IV Championships, made the WPIAL playoffs three consecutive seasons, earned their first ever AAAA playoff victories, and played in the WPIAL semifinal game in 2012. Kuczma worked with the team’s infielders and was the staff’s lead defensive instructor.
Prior to joining the Vikings staff, Kuczma spent the 2008 season at Woodland Hills High School as the team’s top assistant, responsible for infield instruction.
Kuczma began his coaching career in 2003 at Brashear High School. From 2003-2007, he served several roles on Brashear’s staff, starting as the Head J.V. Coach before joining the Varsity staff as the team’s hitting coach and bench coach. In 2006, he became the team’s top Assistant Coach. During his tenure on the staff, the Bulls made four City Championship game appearances. In 2004, Brashear won its first City Championship in a decade and participated in the PIAA playoffs.
In 2010, Kuczma co-founded Five Tool Baseball, a baseball training company located in Pittsburgh, and has coached the Pittsburgh Crusaders 18U AAU team. He also coached at the American Legion level, and has served as an assistant on the Keystone Games Junior Division Team from 2011-2014, winning the tournament twice.
Kuczma graduated from Brashear High School in 1998. He earned his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in Political Science in 2003. In 2005, Kuczma earned his M.S. in Education from Duquesne University.