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Courtland High School Cougar Baseball 2018

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Player Bio

Shawn Szakelyhidi

Hitting Instructor/Special Advisor



We are extremely fortunate to welcome Shawn Szakelyhidi back to Courtland for his second season.  

Before coming to Courtland, Szak served as the head baseball coach at Colonial Forge High School for 16 years. Prior to starting the Eagles program from the ground up, Coach Szakelyhidi was the head baseball coach at Spotyslvania HighSchool for two seasons.  In addition to his head coaching experience, he served as an assistant in baseball, football, and softball at Spotsylvania High School, Chancellor High School, and Western Alamance High School in Burlington, North Carolina.

In addition to his 21 years experience coaching baseball, Coach Szakelyhidi has taught Social Studies the High School level.

Szak received his B.S. in Social Sciences/Secondary Education from Elon University in 1995 where he was a member of the baseball team for four seasons as an outfielder.

In the fall of 2017, he was inducted into the Colonial Forge High School Baseball Hall of Fame.

Coach Szakelyhidi lives in Spotsylvania with his wife of 21 years, Tonya and their children, Hailey and Christian.

Coach Acors on Coach Szakelhyidi: "What an amazing opportunity for me as a coach to have not only a close friend but a mentor on my staff!  Coach Szakelyhidi has know me since I was a student-athlete at Spotsylvania, more than 20 years ago.  As a young head coach, I often looked to him for suggestions and guidance.  After the program he built and the success he experienced as a head coach, I would have been a fool to pass up the opportunity to work alongside him.  Your sons are getting the best baseball education they could by a man who has proven to be a great example in the community.  We are blessed and I am humbled to have Szak on our team."