Head Softball Coach
Emily Marino begins her ninth season as the Head Softball Coach at Joliet Junior College.
Over the past eight seasons, Marino has accumulated 153 victories while coaching 29 N4C all-conference players, 23 all-region players, and five 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 fourth in games started (267). She ranks fifth in games played (269) and putouts (1169). She is sixth in RBI's (150) and doubles (41). Marino also is ninth for fielding percentage (.988) and tenth in hits (217).
Coach Marino is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in recreational science. After graduation, she spent a summer in Italy playing professional softball. She then moved to Nashville, Tenn., where she was employed at Worth Club as a softball instructor. Recently, Emily earned her Master's degree from Northwestern University in sports management.
Marino currently resides in Joliet, Ill.