Mike Marsili returns to the diamond at his alma mater for his tenth season as head coach of the softball team at Penn State New Kensington. Coach Marsili looks to the 2019 season with the goal of another playoff run.
Marsili's 2017 squad finished the year at 13-14 overall and a 13-7 mark in Penn State University Athletic Conference play to finish third in the PSUAC West. Centerfielder Allison Nicklas shined under Coach Marsili's guidance, earning USCAA First Team All-America and PSUAC First-Team honors.
Having grown up in the Alle-Kiski valley, Coach Marsili is familiar with the New Kensington area and the neighboring communities. He grew up in the area, attending nearby Kiski Area High School, where he played baseball for three years and graduated in 1976. After graduating high school, he attended Penn State New Kensington where he continued his baseball career, as he played two seasons for head coach Bob Darby. Coach Marsili has coached numerous baseball and softball teams around the area, making a number of playoffs as well as winning championships. He was an assistant varsity baseball coach at Leechburg high school from 1988-1993 where he won five section titles.
He took his love for baseball and turned it into more success on the diamond once again, but this time in the sport of softball. As a coach of a travel softball team from 2000-2007, Coach Marsili had outstanding success winning five league championships, and accumulated an astonishing record of 75-4. As the assistant varsity softball coach at Kiski Area from 2002-2006, Coach Marsili contributed to the team’s three section titles.