Gerry Mauro enters into his second year with the Villanova University softball program as Associate Head Coach in the 2012-13 season.
Mauro has over 30 years of experience coaching and training professional athletes. Most recently, in 2009, Mauro severed as head coach of the Philadelphia Force Women's Professional Softball Team. He was also co-head coach at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where he helped the Hawks become a dominant force in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Saint Joseph's improved by over 100 points in RPI during his tenure, with players leading the nation in batting average and earning many accolades as well as player of the year honors.
"I am very excited to have Gerry join our program at Villanova. Gerry is a nationally known clinician and speaker and has trained athletes all over the world," said DiBernardi. "He is very well respected throughout the softball world. We are fortunate to have someone with his expertise in our area. The energy and experience he brings to the field will have a definite impact on our program and propel us on to greater success in the years ahead."
Mauro is a sought after professional speaker and clinician. He previously coached at Mt. San Antonio College, in Walnut, California and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Prior to coaching at the collegiate level, he coached at Mater Dei High School and Mission Viejo High School in Orange County, California. In addition to the many teams he has worked with in the USA, Mauro has lent his coaching and training expertise to advance international teams in Europe and South America. Mauro has also coached several successful junior Olympic teams, and in 1999 won the National Championship at the ASA 18 Gold level with the Southern California Athletics.
He is a former board member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association where he received honors for his contributions to the sport. He earned a B.A. from Grove City College in 1976.