Marissa McDaniel is set to begin her first season as the assistant softball coach at W&J in 2013-14.
McDaniel comes to W&J from Marietta College. As a four-year member of the Marietta softball program, McDaniel helped the Pioneers to their first OAC Tournament appearance her senior year. She earned three all-conference selections, one all-region honor and was a member of the All-OAC Tournament team in 2013.
In addition to her playing experience, McDaniel has provided hitting and fielding instructions to youth softball players in the Marietta, Ohio area. In 2012, she completed two internships, one of which included game day operations at Marietta for football and volleyball contests. Her second internship with Grand Slam, a baseball and softball instruction organization, allowed her to assist in the day-to-day operations.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marietta in sport management this past May and is a native of Pickerington, Ohio.