Marissa Myers joined the Bucknell softball staff as an assistant coach during the fall of 2014. A standout catcher at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Myers spent the previous two years as an assistant at Tufts University, helping lead the Jumbos to the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship title.
In her first season as an assistant at Bucknell, Myers helped lead the Bison to their second straight third seed in the Patriot League Tournament. Once there, they won back-to-back elimination games to advance to the championship round, where they finished as the conference runner-up.
In Myers’ time with the Jumbos, the squad won back-to-back NESCAC championship titles and Regional championship titles. Tufts earned also earned a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament in both of her years with the team, finishing fifth in 2012 before winning the national championship the following year. Myers was part of a staff that was selected as the Regional Coaching Staff of the Year in 2012 and 2013, as well as the NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year in 2013.
Myers’ responsibilities while at Tufts were numerous, as she helped plan and execute practices, worked specifically with the infielders and pitchers, made travel arrangements, put on camps and actively recruited for the Jumbos. Off the diamond, she served as the Assistant Director of Intramurals at Tufts, running the program in the fall and spring, and also took post-baccalaureate classes in education at the university.
Prior to her time at Tufts, Myers spent one season as the assistant softball coach at Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pa. She served as the head coach of the junior varsity squad, and also assisted with all facets of the program at the varsity level.
Complimenting her varied experience in the softball community, Myers has also served as the co-head coach of the Pittsburgh Predator travel softball team for the past ten summers. She has coached all aspects of fast pitch softball at the 12U, 14U and 16U levels, and has been primarily in charge of the pitching staff, helping to develop young pitchers with her instruction of the fundamentals.
A strong athlete herself, Myers was a four-year letterwinner and starting catcher on the Clarion University softball team. The winner of the Outstanding Dedication to Softball Award in 2010, she ranked fourth on Clarion’s all-time walks list at the time of her graduation.
Myers graduated from Clarion with honors in 2010, receiving a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with concentrations in coaching and sports management.