Mary Jo Fazio, Head Coach 12U  Lightning

Coach Fazio is the director of training and 14U Coach for the Long Island Hurricanes.  She has been with the organization since 2006.  Her primary function, in addition to coaching the 14U Lightning team and assisting with the 14U Thunder team, will be to work with our teams on all age levels to teach fundamentals, advanced game strategies and aid our players and coaches to prepare their teams for the expectations and training that a collegiate level program expects.  She will also be on hand to work with coaches on game management, player placement and recruiting.

Coach Fazio was the head coach of SUNY Old Westbury Softball program 10 years—2007-2016.  In 2012, Coach Fazio guided her squad to a program best 26-19 record.  In 2009, she was named Skyline Conference Coach of the Year.  She captured her second Coach of the Year award in 2011 and claimed the program’s first Skyline Conference Sportsmanship Award.  In 2012, Fazio’s team once again earned Skyline Conference Sportsmanship Award.

Fazio has coached 2 NFCA All Region selection players, 1 ECAC Rookie of the Year, 1 ECAC Pitcher of the year, 1 Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year, 1 Skyline Conference Pitcher of the Year, 3 ECAC first team selections, 10 Skyline Conference first team selections and 15 Skyline second team selections.

Fazio’s coaching career started in 1991 at Southwoods Middle School in Syosset where she coached both the softball and volleyball teams.  Over the next 25 years she moved on to coach softball at all ages from Little League, Williamsport, high school and the collegiate levels.

Coach Fazio is a native Long Islander from Wantagh.  She played volleyball, basketball and softball as a Warrior.  Her senior year, she was voted MVP of the volleyball team and received All-County honors.  In addition, she received All-League honors in softball as well as being named Senior Athlete of the Year.  Her softball team was second in the state her senior year, tallying a record of 28-1.  Softball continued through college at Hofstra University where she was a four-year starter and three-year captain.

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COACHES WANTED!

The Long Island Hurricanes are looking for experienced coaches to help at every level in the organization.  Please contact Marc Fazio at coachfaz@lihurricanes.com for more information!!

College Commitments 2018

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Rhodes College

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