Wayne Mazzoni is in his eighth year as pitching coach for the Pioneers. Mazzoni comes to the Pioneers after working as pitching coach at the College of Holy Cross.
A 1991 graduate of Gettysburg College, Mazzoni spent the six seasons prior to Holy Cross as the head baseball coach and assistant athletic director at Post University in Waterbury. Prior to that Mazzoni was the pitching coach at Fairfield University and also served as an assistant at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Mazzoni, who earned a master's degree in Sports Marketing from St. Thomas University, is also an established author and speaker. He has published articles in the ABCA Coaching Digest, NCAA News, Scholastic Coach, Baseball Digest, and Junior Baseball. He is the author of The Athletic Recruiting and Scholarship Guide, which helps high school athletes and parents with the recruiting process and is a frequent speaker at high schools regarding that topic. In addition, he was a recruiting speaker at the 2005 World Baseball Coaches Convention. He has appeared on ABC, Fox, and most sports radio stations around the country. He has a pitching video titled The Left-Handed Pick Off Move, which he presented at the national ABCA Convention in 2004. He also is part-owner of Shea 22 with Tim Shea, Head Baseball Coach at Southern Connecticut State University.
A native of Northport, Long Island, Mazzoni and his wife Keli, have three children, Colby(11), Brayden (9), and a black Lab puppy named Moxie (4).