Hitting/Catching Instruction with Coach Emily Marino
Coach Marino has been giving softball lessons for over a decade. She is currently the Head Softball Coach at Joliet Junior College.
Over the past seven seasons, Marino has accumulated 153 victories while coaching 27 N4C all-conference players, 22 all-region players, and four NJCAA Division III All-Americans. She has had three catchers receive the NFCA Diamond Catcher of the Year award.
Marino is a graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy. At JCA, she was a standout volleyball, basketball, and softball player earning 10 varsity letters. In 2008, she was inducted into the East Suburban Catholic Conference Hall of Fame for her accomplishments throughout her high school career.
Marino went on to play softball at the University of Florida where she was a four-year starting catcher/ first baseman. It was been over a decade since she played at Florida, but Emily still is tied for first in intentional walks (9), second in walks (138) and is third in games started (267). She ranks fifth in games played (269) and putouts (1169). She is sixth in RBI's (150) and ranked seventh for fielding percentage (.988) and doubles (41). She is listed as ninth in home runs (28) and is tenth in hits (217).
After graduation, she spent a summer in Italy playing professional softball. She then moved to Nashville, Tenn., where she was employed at Worth Club K as a softball instructor for three years. At the time Club K was the only facility in the country dedicated solely to training fast pitch players. At Club K, she trained numerous players and helped them get recruited to play at the collegiate level.