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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2010 > January - April > Little League International Mourns the Passing of Kelly Kulina, Baseball Factory Senior Vice President

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Kelly Kulina, Baseball Factory Senior Vice President

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Kelly Kulina, Baseball Factory Senior Vice President

A native of Jessup, Ga., Mr. Kulina graduated from Jacksonville (Fla.) University where he played varsity baseball. His first professional experience came as Head Coach at Wayne County (Ga.) High School. He also was an Assistant Coach at West Palm Beach (Fla.) Community College, before returning as an Assistant Baseball Coach at Jacksonville University. Mr. Kulina later went to the University of Maryland, spending 10 years as Associate Head Baseball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.

From 1989 to 2000, Mr. Kulina coached 46 players who were drafted by Major League Baseball. As Vice President of the Baseball Factory’s Exclusive Program, Mr. Kulina coordinated with hundreds of colleges, helping to find the best fit for each Exclusive player in the Baseball Factory program.

Mr. Kulina is survived by his wife, Lee Ann; sons, Thomas Kelly Kulina, Jr., Lavin Lee Kulina and Joshua Aaron Kulina; father Edward J. Kulina, Sr.; sisters, Jane Fegley, Sally O'Rourke and Mary Jurcisin, brothers, Edward J. Kulina, Jr., James and Kenneth J. Kulina; and many nieces and nephews.