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Coach Steve Winterling Awarded Regional Coach of the Year


Steve Winterling, PHSC Athletic Director and Head Men’s Baseball Coach, was honored as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Diamond Sports Company, National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Regional Coach of the Year in January 2015. Now in his 24th year as the head coach at PHSC, Winterling led his team to its first-ever NJCAA Division II College World Series and fourth place finish in 2014 season.

Coach Winterling started PHSC’s first intercollegiate baseball team in 1991. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at Florida State University (FSU) for six years under Mike Martin—a tenure that included three College World Series and a national runner-up finish in 1986. He coached several professional athletes, including Deion Sanders, Paul Sorrento, Luis Alicea, Eduardo Perez and Orestes Destrade.

Winterling built the PHSC baseball program by grooming quality student athletes to compete against the best teams in the state. More than 30 players have signed professional contracts and many others have gone on to four-year institutions during his tenure.

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Winterling played two years of baseball at Florida College before transferring to the University of South Florida (USF), where he received his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1981. He completed his master’s degree from FSU in 1986. Winterling has been a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association for 35 years.

Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery Exhibit Opening


The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery will display the Heritage Vessel Collection in Keeping a Legacy Alive in Clay, an exhibit by artist David Mack from February 5 through March 5, 2015. An opening reception, sponsored by the PHSC Student Government Association, will be held on Thursday, February 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Heritage Vessel Collection combines wheel-thrown functional vessels with sculptural forms of historical people of color: inventors, engineers, scientists, educators, athletes,and civil rights activists. Visitors will view artistic depictions of Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix, Justice Thurgood Marshall, President Barack Obama and more.

Also, David Mack will speak in a special presentation to be held on Thursday, February 12 at 6 p.m. in R-151 on PHSC’s West Campus.

The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery is located in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library on the West Campus in New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Art exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information about exhibits at the gallery, call 727-816-3231.

Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery Announces 2014-15 Schedule


The 2014-15 Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery’s Elemental Grandeur exhibit line-up has been announced and opens with The Creative Works, presented by The Red Apple School, on August 21. This year’s fine art exhibits will provide gallery visitors the opportunity to experience art in its most simplistic form and art that influences the world and offers insight into human diversity. The exhibits will be displayed in PHSC's art gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library building on the College's West Campus in New Port Richey. All exhibits are offered at no charge and open to the public.

Refer to the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery page for hours of operation and an exhibit schedule. For additional information, please call 727-816-3231.