|Hometown:||Huntingdon Valley, Pa.|
|Alma Mater:||Holy Cross, 2005|
Mike Marron is in his third season as the pitching coach for Old Dominion after joining the staff in July of 2015.
This past season, Marron helped guide the Monarchs to a 37-21 overall record, the most single-season wins for the program since 2006. ODU also compiled a 19-11 Conference USA record en route to finishing second in the league during the regular season, the best finish ever for ODU in C-USA. On the mound, ODU posted a team ERA of 4.66, down 0.24 points from 2016. Of the 11 pitchers who pitched in 10 or games, six were newcomers, including three true freshmen. Individually, senior Saturday starter Adam Bainbridge earned All-C-USA honors after going 7-4 with a 3.35 ERA and two complete games and John Wilson, who went 6-1 with a 3.41 ERA, was named a Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-American.
In his first season with the Monarchs in 2016, Old Dominion posted a 4.90 team ERA and ranked third in the league with 12 pickoffs. Marron saw Sam Sinnen earn the first C-USA Pitcher of the Week honor of the season after throwing five shutout innings against No. 10 NC State. He also mentored Sinnen to Second Team All-Conference USA, VaSID All-State honors and Conference USA All-Tournament Team accolades at the end of the season. Marron also guided the pitching staff to rank fourth in the league with 17 saves, seven of which came from ninth round draft pick Nick Hartman.
Prior to ODU, Marron joined the Stony Brook baseball staff as an assistant coach in 2009, where he was directly responsible for the preparation of the pitching staff routine, drills and philosophies. He was also heavily involved with the recruiting process and assisted in developing three top 75 national recruiting classes and five top 5 regional recruiting classes.
During his time at Stony Brook, the Seawolves went 219-121 and claimed five America East championship titles. He also recruited, coached and developed four All-Americans, five Freshman All-Americans, three Conference Pitchers and Rookies of the Year, 10 Major League Baseball draft picks and 22 all-conference selections.
Marron highlighted his career by helping the program record a 52-15 overall record in 2012 en route to a College World Series appearance in Omaha, Neb. and a No. 7 national ranking. His pitching staff produced the 15th best ERA in the nation, while also ranking ninth in hits allowed and 23rd in walks allowed.
Marron arrived at Stony Brook after four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He helped lead the team to the Northeast 10 Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Regionals in 2006. During his last two seasons, Marron guided the program to top 10 ERA rankings in Division II, ranking eighth in 2008 (3.37) and fifth in the nation in 2009 (3.14). Overall, he mentored 23 all-conference players, including a Rookie of the Year, two First Team All-Region selections and a fifth round MLB draft pick.
While in Massachusetts, Marron was the head coach of the Pittsfield Dukes in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) for two summers, leading the program to its first playoff berth and a place in the Divisional Championship round. He was named the 2008 NECBL Coach of the Year and coached 13 MLB draft picks. Marron moved to the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL), the premier amateur baseball league, in the summer of 2009 as an assistant coach for the Orleans Firebirds. He assisted with all on-field phases of the organization and coached 21 draft picks, including five current MLB players.
Prior to his coaching days, Marron was a standout athlete at the College of the Holy Cross, where he was a four-year letter-winner. He was a right-handed pitcher and catcher from 2002-2005. He was named the Hop Riopel Team Most Valuable Player and Second Team All-Patriot League in 2003 and earned the title of team captain as a senior.