13  Mike Marron
Mike Marron

Last College:
College of Holy Cross '05

Position:
Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach

Experience:
5th Year at SBU


04/23/2013

Baseball faces CCSU and NYIT this week

Seawolves tackle a pair of non-conference games this week, including a home game Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

04/21/2013

Excellent pitching fuels baseball's win at Maine

Zamora and Lee combine to blank Maine with nine strikeouts; Parenty drives in winning run.

04/20/2013

Vanderka tosses complete game but baseball swept at Maine

Seawolves drop a pair of one-run games despite Vanderka's fifth complete game of the year.

04/19/2013

Baseball journeys to Maine this weekend

Seawolves looking to climb up the America East standings this weekend.

04/17/2013

Baseball blanks NYIT behind strong pitching

Three Seawolves pitchers combine for 15 strikeouts.

Mike Marron is in his fifth season as pitching coach for the Seawolves. He has been a part of Northeast Region dominance as Stony Brook has captured two America East regular season and two America East tournament championships during his tenure, and he was an integral coach in leading Stony Brook to the 2012 College World Series.

Since Marron's arrival in September 2009, Stony Brook's pitching has been the class of America East. The pitching staff led the conference in ERA in 2011 and 2012, including a sparkling 3.15 ERA in 2012 that also ranked 23rd in the nation. The team's 3.36 ERA in 2011 was 39th in the country.

Stony Brook's magical run to the College World Series was much a thanks to a dominant pitching staff that Marron mentored. Leading the way was All-American Tyler Johnson, who accumulated the second-most wins in the nation that season (2) and pitched a complete game in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regionals at LSU. Brandon McNitt was also dominant during the season with eight victories and a 2.76 ERA, and Frankie Vanderka helped Stony Brook shock the world when he threw a three-hitter in the deciding game of the LSU series, sending the Seawolves to Omaha.

Under Marron's tutelage, Vanderka has thrown three no-hitters (March 18, 2011 vs. NJIT, March 10, 2013 vs. Fordham and March 22, 2014 vs. Albany), making him the only active pitcher in NCAA Div. I to throw multiple no-hitters in his career.

Former Seawolves who worked under Marron have moved on to professional baseball. Nick Tropeano, a second-team All-American and two-time America East Pitcher of the Year, was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros. James Campbell, the 2012 America East Championship Most Outstanding Player, was taken in the 12th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jasvir Rakaar was taken by the Chicago Cubs in the 26th round in 2012. Johnson, the program's all-time leader in wins, was picked by the Oakland Athletics in the 33rd round in 2012.

Over the first four years that Marron has overseen the pitching, Stony Brook has placed nine players in the top five of America East in ERA, including the top three players in 2011 in Tropeano (1.84), McNitt (2.03) and Johnson (2.30). Tropeano and Johnson earned America East Pitcher of the Year and All-American honors, and in total, Stony Brook has had 11 All-America East selections from pitchers coached by Marron.

Prior to coming to Stony Brook, Marron served as an assistant coach at UMass Lowell and for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball Leauge. He guided the UMass Lowell hurlers to the fifth best ERA (3.14) in Division II in 2008. The previous year he led the UMass Lowell pitching staff to the eighth best ERA in the nation (3.37). Marron helped the Riverhawks to 121 victories in his four years including two appearances in the NCAA Regionals.

In summer of 2008, Marron served as the head coach of the Pittsfield Dukes of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The NECBL Coach of the Year, Marron guided the Dukes to a 28-20 record, up from a 13-28 clip in 2007. The most improved team in the NECBL, Pittsfield advanced to the Southern Division Championship Series.

A four-year player and three-year starter with the College of Holy Cross Crusaders, Marron arrived on the Worcester campus as a pitcher but converted to catcher his sophomore year and immediately earned All-Patriot League second team honors. He also earned the Riopel Award as the team's most valuable player and the Ray Dobens Award for most improved player honors that year.

The following summer, Marron joined the Mill City All-Americans of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) and batted .280 for the season. Marron also enjoyed a solid season as a junior at Holy Cross, batting a team-high .346 and fielding a perfect 1.000 percent. He was named captain as a senior and completed his degree in English with a concentration in Africana studies.

Prior to Holy Cross, Marron was a two-year all-league standout at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa. Following graduation in 2000, he attended Mercersburg Academy for a postgraduate year where he helped lead the Blue Storm to the Pennsylvania private school state championship.