Mary Jo Fazio, Head Coach 12U  Lightning

Coach Fazio is the director of training and 12U Coach for the Long Island Hurricanes.  She has been with the organization since 2006.  Her primary function, in addition to coaching the 12U Lightning 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 has been the head coach of SUNY Old Westbury Softball program for the past 10 years.  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 Sklyline 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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The Long Island Hurricanes are looking for experienced coaches to help at every level in the organization.  Please contact Marc Fazio at for more information!!

College Commitments 2017

18U Elite

Nicole Graber

Elon University

Erin Heslin

Misericordia University

Sam Ferreri

University of Bridgeport

Kylie Fried

SUNY Oneonta

Bella Garone

Niagara University

Maura Zaccaria

Endicott College

Heather Cicinnati

Springfield College


18U Showcase

Alyssa Adams

St. Peters College

Caitlyn Gosline

Hood College

Amber Holmes

US Army 

Courtney Kane

SUNY Cortland

Alisa Oppenheimer

SUNY Fredonia

Christina Politano

SUNY Oswego

Gianna Raimondi

Hunetr College

Olivia Verderosa

Lynchburgh College

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