|Title:||Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator|
Mazzoni enters his 13th season as pitching coach for Sacred Heart, where he has helped the Pioneers to nine straight appearances to the Northeast Conference tournament, including the Northeast Conference Championship game eight out of the last nine seasons. SHU has won three Northeast Conference titles in that stretch. During his tenure, the pitching staff has had its best run in program history, setting several school records for wins and ERA.
In addition to his duties as pitching coach, Mazzoni works with many pitchers in private instruction, both online on his websites, and in person at his baseball facility, Shea 22, in North Haven, CT. He also runs a variety of baseball camps year round. He is highly regarded for his knowledge of the recruiting process and has lectured to athletes and parents at over 500 high schools. He is an author of several books on recruiting, baseball and the mental game, is a frequent guest on TV and radio stations, and also writes a monthly recruiting column for the New England Baseball Journal. He has been a presenter at the national baseball convention, ABCA, and also at the World Baseball Clinic at Mohegan Sun.
Prior to Sacred Heart, Mazzoni was a pitching coach for one year at the College of the Holy Cross. He has also served as the head coach at Post University from 1999-2005 and assistant coach at Fairfield from 1993-1996. His coaching career began as a graduate assistant at Nova Southeastern University in 1992.
Mazzoni is a 1991 graduate of Gettysburg College, where he played football his freshman year and baseball the remaining three. He was a left-handed pitcher and outfielder.
Coach and his wife, Keli, have three children. Colby, 16, an accomplished swimmer and actor, Brayden, 14, who loves every sport with a ball, and is often the team bat boy, and a black lab Moxie, who will chase any ball or stick, but mostly loves food. He loves the Mets, Jets, being with his family and friends, taking walks with his dog, and the Dave Matthews Band.