Jake Marinelli, who hails from Cleveland, OH was a 2015 graduate of Mercyhurst University and a 4 year standout player for the Lakers baseball team.
During his playing career, the Lakers compiled a record of 139-63. During his senior season Marinelli helped lead the Lakers to the programs first ever college World Series appearance in 2015. That year the Lakers ended their season ranked 4th in the country and finished with a 40-11 record.
Immediately following graduation, Marinelli made his coaching debut in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) for the Hornell Dodgers where he served as the teams pitching coach in the summer of 2015.
In the fall of 2015, Marinelli joined the coaching staff at Mercyhurst University where he worked with catchers and the pitching staff and helped guide the Lakers to a 43-14 record and another top 10 finish during the 2016 campaign.
During the 2017 season, the Lakers finished 38-8 as Marinelli helped coach them to their third consecutive top 10 finish.
Throughout Marinelli’s 2 year coaching stint with the Lakers, they had three players selected in the MLB draft, Atlantic regional player of the year, and Atlantic regional pitcher of the year
The 2019 season was Marinelli’s second one at the helm of the Saints. They finished with a 23-20 record including seven straight victories to start the season.
During the 2019 season the Saints finished top 10 nationally with 10.57 K’s per nine innings, and top 40 nationally with 244 strikeouts in 43 games.
Offensively the Saints were top 50 in the nation with a .452 slugging percentage, homeruns and doubles.
The 2019 team was loaded with sophomores graduating 20 total. These sophomores moved on to play at many different levels including USCAA, NCAA DIII, NCAA DII and NCAA DI.
“We graduated a lot of really good baseball players but we also graduated a lot of really good kids and families, it’s never easy especially at this level with the turnover rate.”
When asked about the team heading into the 2020 season Marinelli stated;
“As a staff we are extremely excited to get to work with this group, this will be the first team in which every player on the roster was recruited by the current caching staff at MNE in a long time. I think we are just as excited as the guys are.”
In 2018, Jake Marinelli’s first season managing the Saints, the team finished with a 22-22 record including a season high 11 straight wins from April 8 through April 21. The Saints compiled an 11-8 record in conference play finishing in third place. Under Marinelli’s direction, the 2018 Saints had four players named to the all OCCAC team, including the conference player of the year and an NJCAA All- American.
Through two full season the Saints are 45-42
David Marcus is entering his 1st year as the Graduate Assistant Coach. He will be serving as the hitting coach, and also will be helping with recruiting duties.
Marcus is from Whitby, Ontario Canada. He was a four-year starter at California University of Pennsylvania during 2013-2017. He was a captain for the Vulcans baseball team during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Marcus had a successful career at California University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, he was a part of the PSAC West regular season championship team. He was a four-time all-conference team selection. He was also a two-time all-region team selection. He finished his career as career .356 hitter with 200 hits, 22 home runs and 167 RBIs, and a career OPS of 1.024. He is currently California University of Pennsylvania’s all-time doubles record holder (56) and also has the single-season record holder in home runs (15) and RBIs (62).
Following his playing career, Marcus began coaching for the Toronto Mets elite travel baseball club as a hitting coach and infield instructor. He coached the 18u team in 2017-2018 and coached the 17u team 2018-2019.
Marcus earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at California University of Pennsylvania and is currently doing his graduate studies in organizational leadership at Mercyhurst University.