LANCASTER, Pa. - Marissa Giovannini was named the interim head coach of the Franklin & Marshall softball team, announced by Director of Athletics and Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps.
"It's exciting to have Coach Giovannini join our program given her experience as a Division III student-athlete, coach and administrator," said Epps. "I am confident she possesses the qualities that will lead to the continuing development of the program."
Giovannini, who took the helm on Monday, Feb. 11, joins the program after spending the 2018 season as the head softball coach and Associate A.D., as well as serving additional roles in the athletic department, at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga. She also had stints as the head softball coach at Northampton Community College and Cedar Crest College.
"I would like to thank Franklin & Marshall College, Patricia Epps, and the entire Athletic Department for this incredible opportunity," said Giovannini. "It is an honor and privilege to be at an institution with such a strong reputation academically, as well as athletically.
This is a talented team, and I am looking forward to working toward a successful season."
Giovannini has led successful teams throughout her coaching career. At Wesleyan College, she guided the program to the USA South Playoffs for the first time in school history, and while at Cedar Crest, she led the Falcons to the winningest season in their history at that time with 21 victories and the program's first playoff win.
A 2010 graduate of Buffalo State College, Giovannini earned her Bachelor's degree in Individualized Studies after majoring in Leadership and minoring in Coaching, as well as Political Science. She went on to earn a Master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine in 2016.