Jeff Tam, pitched for six seasons in the major leagues after pitching at Florida State University (FSU) following a Hall of Fame baseball career at Eau Gallie High School. He became Head Coach of the Eastern Florida Titans baseball team when the college was named Brevard Community College following the March 2012 resignation of long-time Coach Ernie Rosseau.
Tam first came to the Titans at the team's pitching coach. He served as the interim coach after Rosseau's departure and become the new Head Coach in June 2012.
“I’m excited to come aboard and to help us get back to being an elite program whose goal each year is to go to Grand Junction, Colorado for the JUCO World Series and also to work with kids who share the dream that I was lucky enough to realize,” said Tam, a pitcher for the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, and Toronto Blue Jays from 1998 through 2003 who made it to the big leagues after being signed as an undrafted free agent following his FSU career.
Tam, a right-handed pitcher, holds a career 3.91 earned run average in the big leagues with outstanding years for the Athletics in 2000 and 2001 when he earned run averages of 2.63 and 3.01 as the A’s set-up man. He helped lead the A’s into the American League Divisional Series against the Yankees both years.
Tam also coaches the Titans’ pitching staff and serves as their chief recruiter.