July 28, 2010


Marconi promoted to head coach at Ball State


Alex Marconi (left) has been promoted to head coach at Ball State after serving as an assistant coach for the past five seasons.


Marconi replaces Greg Beals, who left Ball State to become head coach at Ohio State.


While an assistant with the Cardinals, Marconi worked primarily with the catchers and outfielders. He was the first base coach and helped with the team’s base running and bunting.


Before his arrival at Ball State, Marconi spent the 2005 season as the volunteer assistant at North Carolina, working with the hitters and catchers and directing the summer camps.


Marconi played four years at Kent State and was the First Team All-MAC catcher in 1999 and 2000. Beals was an assistant coach for the Golden Flashes during that time. Marconi earned his bachelor’s degree in general studies in 2000.


After being taken in the 27th round of the 2000 draft by the Colorado Rockies, Marconi spent four years in professional baseball. He got as high as Triple-A with the Durham Bulls in 2001.


Marconi is married to the former Amanda Lescher, who played women’s soccer at Kent State, They have two children, a son and a daughter.


(photos courtesy of Ball State Media Relations Office)