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KSU baseball chooses not to retain Marconi

Former SVSM, Kent State star has left the Golden Flashes coaching staff

By ALLEN MOFF Staff Writer Published: July 12, 2017 4:00 AM
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Alex Marconi is no longer a member of the Kent State baseball coaching staff.

Marconi, a former star catcher for the Golden Flashes who had coached at his alma mater since 2013, was not retained by head coach Jeff Duncan after his contract expired following the 2017 campaign.

Duncan was reached on Tuesday, but chose not to comment on his decision to not retain Marconi.

Marconi was the head coach at Ball State for two years, then resigned and eventually joined the Kent State staff as a volunteer assistant under then-head coach Scott Stricklin in 2013. Marconi was promoted to assistant coach when Duncan took over the Flashes program in 2014, after Stricklin accepted the head coaching position at Georgia.

A Cuyahoga Falls native and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School graduate, Marconi lettered four years for the Flashes and earned First Team All-Mid-American Conference honors twice. He was taken in the 27th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft by Tampa Bay, and reached the AAA level from 2001-02 before his playing career ended in 2004.

Marconi entered the coaching ranks as an assistant at North Carolina, then spent five years as an assistant for the Cardinals before taking over the program in 2011.


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