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 CORY ELASIK - Assistant Baseball Coach
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Cory ElasikCory Elasik enters his second year as an assistant coach for the Vikings. Elasik serves as the hitting and third base coach, recruiting coordinator, and works with the catchers. In his first season as the Vikings’ hitting coach, the program batted .319 as a team, collected 419 runs while driving in 373 RBIs, and belted 58 home runs in 56 games played. Eight Viking hitters earned All-Conference honors, while two, Omar Villaman and Alec Dowell, were selected to First and Second All-State teams. Villaman was also selected as an Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American.

Elasik previously served one year as the head baseball coach at Trenton High School. During his season with the Tigers, Elasik’s team accumulated a 17-7 record and set school records for strikeouts per game (18) and season ERA (1.87). Two of his players signed on to play at the collegiate level. Prior to that, Elasik worked for the Gatorball Baseball Academy in Gainesville, where he served as the director of player development, recruiting coordinator and head catching instructor, assisting in the development of dozens of high school athletes who received NCAA baseball scholarships.

Elasik was an All-State catcher at Baker County High School and an All-Conference catcher for Santa Fe College. He continued his playing career at Lynn University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He played for two years under national championship coach Rudy Garbalosa and was a member of the team that finished two wins short of a World Series bid in 2012. He was selected to the Second Team, All-Sunshine State Conference, as a designated hitter in 2013.