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Oppenheim steps down as CCBC head coach, stays in classroom

Elliott Oppenheim

Elliott Oppenheim has retired as baseball head coach after 24 years at Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk, and 49 total years with Maryland college teams.

He plans to continue working as an adjunct assistant professor at CCBC Dundalk and will assist new head coach Jonathan Karsos as pitching coach and third-base coach.

Oppenheim was a two-time All-American player at Baltimore Junior College (now Baltimore City Community College). In coaching at the Community College of Baltimore, the University of Baltimore and CCBC Dundalk he compiled a record of 744-485 (.652). About 200 of his players went on to play at other colleges or professionally.

Oppenheim is a member of the Hall of Fames of Forest Park High School, Baltimore Junior College, NJCAA Baseball, CCBC Dundalk, Region XX and the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches.

In 1977 he was chosen Regional and Maryland JUCO Coach of the Year in baseball and football. Oppenheim has been on the NJCAA Baseball Executive Committee since 1999, and is on the NJCAA National Baseball Hall of Fame Committee.

Oppenheim is one of only two NJCAA coaches to take two community colleges in two divisions to the NJCAA Baseball World Series.

Elliott Oppenheim

Education: Baltimore Junior College (now Baltimore City Community College); B.A., University of Baltimore; M.Ed., Loyola College of Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland).

Resides in: College Park

Daily commute: 40 minutes each way.

Vacation: Hawaii

Interests: ’50s and ’60s music, and golf.

Favorite book: “The Winner Within: A Life Plan for Team Players” by Pat Riley.

Recently read: “George W. Bush”

Favorite song: “My Way”

Favorite food: barbecued ribs

Favorite quotation: “It is not where you begin but where you finish.”