TC134: Marc Marizzaldi, Seton Hill


Here’s a great example of actually starting a program from scratch. When Seton Hill University decided to start a baseball program in 2004, Marc Marizzaldi was the guy tabbed to get things rolling. The SHU website describes it accurately when it says that he, “built the foundation for Seton Hill Baseball from the ground up.” That’s no exaggeration, as Coach Marizzaldi came home every night with the dirt of the new baseball field under his fingernails.

Not satisfied with just having a program, Coach Marizzaldi has built SHU Baseball into one of the perennial powers in NCAA D2 baseball, culminating with five straight trips to the D2 tournament and a run that took them all the way to the D2 World Series in 2014.

In this episode we talk about building a program, the hotbed that Pennsylvania is for college baseball, and overcoming rejection.

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photo credit: Seton Hill University Athletics

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