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Reese Mariconda

Reese Mariconda - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Alma Mater Virginia Tech, 2010
Reese Mariconda - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Full name: Charisse Mariconda
Birthdate: December 10
Hometown: Hollywood, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Twitter: @reese_m3
Instagram: @reese_m3​
Bachelor’s: Virginia Tech 2010
Playing Experience (3B):
2006-09: Virginia Tech
2007: Puerto Rico National Team
Coaching Experience:
2017-Present: Georgia Tech Assistant Coach
2012-17 Fordham University First Assistant
2010-12 Radford University Volunteer Assistant
2009-10 Virginia Tech Undergraduate Assistant

Reese Mariconda joined the Georgia Tech softball staff as an assistant coach on June 22, 2017. Mariconda worked primarily with the outfielders and serves as Tech’s hitting coach.

Mariconda concluded her time on The Flats in 2023 as the Yellow Jacket bats most notably ranked third in the ACC in triples per game and fourth in the league in walks.

Mariconda guided the offense for Tech’s most successful squad in a decade in 2022. Reaching an NCAA Regional for the first time since 2012 and earning the most wins since 2011 for the highest final RPI (No. 23) in the same span, the bats took a surgical approach. The Jackets finished top five in the NCAA and second in the ACC in walks (236) for the fourth best mark in single season program history while placing fifth all-time in doubles through a season, third in program history in on-base percentage and third amongst the ACC along with top 20 in the NCAA in on-base percentage as well. Mariconda groomed Tricia Awald and Emma Kauf in particular, who were recognized as the No 79 and No. 104 players in the country in 2022 as well as First Team All-ACC and NFCA Southeast All-Region, respectively. Awald finished her decorated career with 11 program records, most notably second all time in career doubles (47) and walks (136), thanks in large part to Mariconda. Kauf, meanwhile, finished second in program history and in the country with 25 doubles while leading the ACC with 71 hits under Mariconda’s tutelage.

Following a shortened 2020 campaign due to Covid-19, Mariconda brought the bats back in 2021 with yet another strong season. Ranking top five in the ACC in batting average (.276), home runs per game (1.22), scoring (5.09), walks (176), slugging (.463) and on-base percentage (.381), Tech received five All-ACC honors thanks in large part to production at the plate. Those honors marked the most for Tech since 2011. Tech’s plate presence, a combination of patience and power, was on display as the Jackets led the ACC in on-base percentage and ranked second in the conference in walks while also finishing third in home runs per game.

In her first season with Tech, she helped three Jackets to slug .500 and above. As a team, the Jackets drew 30 more walks than the previous season. Tech ranked third in the conference in RBI during the 2018 season and second in home runs. In 2019, her offense set the single season program record for doubles with 104. The Jackets saw improvement in every offensive category with five Jackets slugging above .500 and two above .600.

Mariconda served as the assistant coach at Fordham from 2012-17, compiling a 195-101 record over five seasons. In her duration on the Fordham staff, Mariconda helped lead the team to five consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament Championships. She was a member of the coaching staff that was named the 2017 NFCA Mid-Atlantic Coaching Staff of the Year.

At Fordham, Mariconda worked with the hitters, leading to an increase in the team batting average by 50 points, ranking No. 24 in the nation in batting average and No. 10 in the nation in scoring. During her time with Fordham, the Rams led the Atlantic 10 in almost every offensive category.

“I am excited, humbled and honored to join the Georgia Tech softball family,” Mariconda said. “I am thankful to Aileen for this wonderful opportunity to come home to the ACC. Georgia Tech has a strong history of ACC prominence and I am eager to bring the program back to the top of the conference.

“Aileen and I were great competitors during our playing careers so it will be special to work together to rebuild a competitive Tech team. My experience at Fordham under Coach Orchard was invaluable in learning how to work hard to find and develop talent, and I am excited for this opportunity to help lead Georgia Tech into a new era of success.”

Prior to her stint at Fordham, Mariconda served as the volunteer assistant at Radford University from 2010-12. At Radford, she helped bring the Highlanders two regular season Big South Conference Championships in back-to-back seasons.

She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech where she played third base and shortstop for the Hokies from 2005-09, competing against Morales.

As a player, Mariconda was a two-time ACC Tournament Champion and three-time all-ACC selection. She was the only player in Virginia Tech history to start every game of her career. In 2008 she competed in the Women’s College World Series and was a member of the team that upset the USA women’s Olympic softball team, snapping its 187-game win streak.

She also competed alongside Morales as a member of the Puerto Rican National Team, participating in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Canada Cup in British Columbia, Canada.

The Mariconda File:
2012-17 Fordham University First Assistant
2010-12 Radford University Volunteer Assistant
2009-10 Virginia Tech Undergraduate Assistant

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