Jason Eller enters his fourth season as the volunteer assistant coach with the Georgia Bulldogs. His duties include working with the outfielders and hitters plus assisting during on-campus recruiting visits.
Eller's work with the outfielders and hitters helped Georgia to a third place finish at the 2004 College World Series, a share of the Southeastern Conference title, a record of 45-23 and final national ranking of fourth in the country. Also, the Bulldog defense posted a .971 fielding percentage which ranked the second best in school history. The 2003 squad set the school record with a .972 fielding percentage. One of Eller's top newcomers in 2004 was Joey Side who earned Freshman All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. In 2005, Georgia's top three hitters were outfielders, including Kyle Keen, the 37th-round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs.
A native of Marietta, Eller came to the Diamond Dogs from Georgia State where he spent the 2002 season as an assistant on Mike Hurst's staff. Eller served as hitting instructor, worked with the outfielders and was the team's strength training coordinator.
Also, Eller has been a part of the East Cobb baseball program. He was the manager of the 2003 Perfect Game Junior Division champion East Cobb Braves. He served as manager of the 18 and under CABA World Series championship East Cobb Tigers squad in 2001 and assistant coach of the 2000 team that won the CABA World Series. He has worked as an instructor at various summer baseball camps including at Georgia, Florida State, Griffey International and the Bucky Dent Baseball School.
He is a 1998 graduate of Georgia State with a degree in sociology. He was a four-year letterman for the Panther baseball team from 1992-95 and served as a student assistant in 1996. A former first baseman/outfielder, he was named GSU's most improved player in 1995. He still holds the school record with 17 putouts in a game. He spent a couple of years in Africa and Ecuador playing for Athletes-in-Action as well one year in the Big South Independent League for the Tennessee Walkers before beginning his coaching career full-time.
In 1998, he was as an assistant manager for the New Jersey Diamonds of the Ladies Professional Baseball League before heading to Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn., where he was an assistant on Jeff Dodson's staff. The 2000 squad posted a school record 42-16 mark including 20-7 in the TranSouth Athletic Conference. They finished the year ranked 19th in the final NAIA ratings.
Eller spent the 2001 season as an assistant at Wofford College under Steve Traylor where the Terriers posted their highest victory total in seven years of Division 1 play and tied the mark for most wins since 1992. His primary responsibilities included working with the hitters, assistant pitching coach, first base coach and recruiting in the state of Georgia.