Volunteer Assistant Coach
Marissa Leslie joins the Buccaneer coaching staff this year after a stellar playing career at Indiana Univeristy in Pennsylvania. She works primarily with the infield defense and offensively with the slappers. She also helps coordinate the conditioning program.
Leslie started all four years at shortstop for the Division II Crimson Hawks of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After making the team as a walk on, she converted from a right-handed hitter to a lefty slapper to take ful advantage of her speed and athleticism. She earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Central Division Freshman of the Year in 2009 after hitting .352 with 22 runs and 10 RBI.
Her only homerun came from the first at-bat during the 2012 PSAC Tournament, in a 4-1 win over West Chester. She went on to claim the Tournament MVP honors after hitting .733 (11-for-15) as the Crimson Hawks swept to the title.
During her career, IUP won two PSAC Championships and made one appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series in 2011 after winning the Atlantic Regional Championship.
She received her B.S. in exercise science in 2012, graduating with magna cum laude honors. Prior to working with the Bucs, she spent one year as an assistant coach at Central High School in Martinsburg, Pa., and was head coach of Flood City Elite’s 14U traveling team out of Johnstown, Pa. A native of Claysburg, Pa., she now lives in Fort Lauderdale.