Program Director | Fury '05 Premier
Mike Marszalec knows how to motivate fastpitch softball players to succeed and provides them with the tools to do so.
Mike’s affiliation with the Fury program began as pitching/catching coach for the original Fury team in 2006. His daughter played on that team and by the time that group finished their 18U season, they had fashioned a 517-278 record including 31 first-place finishes, a USSSA National Championship runner-up, and an Illinois State Championship.
Helping coach his daughter’s teams ignited Mike’s passion for the sport. While she aged out of the program, Mike returned as a non-parent head coach of a Fury 10U team. Since his return, Mike's teams have compiled a 518-172-19 record, including 2 National Championships, a PGF Regional Championship runner-up, 3 Illinois State Championships, a state runner-up finish, 32 tournament victories, and 17 second-place finishes. In 2017, his 11U Fury team finished with a USSSA ranking of No. 6 nationally, the 12U team No. 51 in ASA rankings, and the 13U team a No. 8 USSSA and 22 ASA national rankings. His 14U team ended the season with a runner-up finish at the PGF Midwest Championships.
Mike also coached at Hononegah High School for two seasons with his teams combining to go 47-11 and a Nic-10 Title.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering degree, Mike is well known for his ability to teach fundamentals and the mechanics of the game. The owner/operator of Stateline Fastpitch Academy, he works year-round helping to develop some of the best pitchers, catchers, and hitters in the area.
Mike challenges his players and can communicate using a positive yet firm style which holds them accountable in a manner they embrace. He has a proven record of developing both high school and collegiate players.