Celts Welcome Caruso as Hitting Coach!
Harry Caruso, Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Caruso was a two year captain and collegiate standout at Binghamton University (NY) as a left-handed pitcher and first baseman where he received First Team All-SUNYAC in both his junior and senior seasons. He is one of six Binghamton University pitchers to hurl a collegiate no-hitter and led Binghamton in doubles, home runs, and RBIs in his senior year. He was the Head Coach of Valley Stream North HS (NY) guiding the Spartans to their first Long Island Championship in 1987. In 1988, he was named to help organize collegiate baseball at Columbus State Community College.
His initial nine years at Columbus State helped develop CSCC’s baseball program into a recognized leader among NJCAA Division III members. In 2004, he returned to Columbus State after scholastic coaching stops at St. Francis DeSales HS and Westland HS in Columbus OH, and two summer seasons with the U18 elite Ohio Thunder as their hitting and third base coach. His CSCC teams won the OCCAC in 1991, 1993, and 2005 and he was named OCCAC “Coach of the Year” in 1991 and 1993. In 1991, 1993, 2004, and 2005, Harry was named NJCAA Region XII “Coach of the Year.” In 1992 and 2005, Caruso was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association as District B “Coach of the Year”, guiding the Cougars to two NJCAA Division III World Series appearances. He was the Head Coach of Bishop Ready HS in Columbus OH (2006 – 2013). Most recently Harry was the assistant coach of Hilliard Bradley from 2014-2017.
Coach Caruso has earned the reputation as both an outstanding baseball teacher and mentor. He has coached 8 All-Americans at Columbus State and over 30 players that have signed professional contracts. He has worked at Mannino’s Grand Slam facility, coordinates one of the USBaseball Academy’s camps, and represents Central Ohio as a coach for the Crossroads Baseball Series and Showcase held at Wright State University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Binghamton University in 1983 and a Master’s degree from Adelphi University (NY) in 1985. Harry has done Post-Graduate Doctoral work at The Ohio State University in the area of Sport Psychology and is currently working on his second Master’s degree in Sport Psychology. He is also a long time Adjunct and currently an Annually Contracted Faculty Member at Columbus State in the Psychology Department. He resides in Galloway with his children Alison and Nicholas, as well as grandchildren Skylar and Gabriel.