Baseball Playing Days
Coach Eric Buckland played four years at the University of Delaware as both a starter and closer. Coach Buckland finished his career at UD having the second most appearances in the history of UD baseball with 72. He also finished with the 5th most career saves in UD history.
Coach Buckland’s 50 appearances over the 2012-2013 seasons set a school record. Eric pitched over 200 innings while allowing a career batting average against of only .243 with 155 strikeouts and ERA of 3.06.
In high school, he was a three year first team All-State performer at Caravel Academy in Bear, Delaware. There he played as both a pitcher and outfielder. He posted a 26-4 record and a sub-1.00 ERA during his career, led the team to two state championships and earned first team Louisville Slugger All-American honors.
In 2009, Eric was named to the Rawlings All-American team and was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year. Eric was invited by USA Baseball to compete in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in 2008 and 2009 and was a member of the 2007 USA Baseball National Youth Team.
Baseball Coaching Experience
Eric just finished up a degree at University of Delaware. He loves working with kids and plans on a career in Education. Eric has coached and mentored young players at Caravel baseball camps since his high school days. Also working University of Delaware baseball camps during his time there.
Coaching Baseball Philosophy
As a Pitcher, Eric believes in fundamental mechanics. You must have great mechanics to be able to execute pitches. Once a player stops worry about mechanics and it’s a habit, then they can focus entirely on the execution of their pitches.