2015 Baseball Coaches
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Brian Blondell
Head Coach - 3rd Season
Blondell has strong roots in the baseball community, coming to Holy Cross from Elkhart Memorial High School, where he was lead assistant coach, charged with the development of the team's pitching staff.  Brian is also director of the north-central area's College Prospects of America, where he works to prepare high school student-athletes for collegiate level academics and athletics. Brian currently serves as Director of Player Operations for the Michiana Scrappers Travel Baseball Program.  

Blondell began his coaching career at South Bend Washington High School where he was lead assistant for four years.  He was then named pitching coach at Bethel College where he groomed two All-American pitchers, one of whom currently plays in the major leagues.  In 2005, Brian took the head coaching position at South Bend Riley High School where he led the Wildcats until 2007.  From 2007 to 2011, Coach Blondell served as lead assistant of St. Joseph's High School's baseball program.  

 

Blondell graduated from Bethel College in 1998 with a degree in business administration and marketing.  As a pitcher for the Bethel Pilots, Blondell was a three-year letter-winner and an NCCAA All-American.  

His extensive experience in baseball also includes working at the University of Notre Dame's baseball camps, serving as the site director for the Midwest Baseball Winter Camps, coaching the Crossroads Classic for top juniors in the State of Indiana, serving as committee director for the selection of the IHSBCA 2007 North All-Stars, and directing the 2008 North South All-Star Series held at the University of Notre Dame.  Brian is also an active member of the IHSBCA and ABCA.

Brian is married to the former Christi Whitfield, a standout volleyball player at Mishawaka High School and Bethel College, where she was competed on the 1998 NCCAA National Championship team.  Brian and Christi have three children: Alexis (10), Bryce (9), and Brenden (5).
 
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Todd Marazita
Head Assistant Coach - 3rd Season

Coach Todd Marazita is heading into his first season as the Head Assistant Coach for the Holy Cross baseball program.  Coach Marazita’s duties will include being the Saints hitting and infield coach while also assisting in the programs recruiting efforts.

Coach Marazita joins the Saints program with an extensive baseball background.  As founder of the Michiana Clippers travel baseball program, the Clippers have amassed a four year record of 294-57-2 in six seasons, including a national ranking of #21 in the country by Perfect Game.

Coach Marazita also served as Volunteer Assistant Coach at the University of Notre Dame, Varsity Coach at Buchanan High School, and a grad assistant at the College of the Ozarks. He has been actively involved in coaching many college camps such as Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Tulane and Georgia Tech.

Coach Marazita played baseball at the College of the Ozarks, an NAIA school in Branson, MO. In addition to being Co-Captain his senior year, he also received All Academic Team honors.  Coach Marazita, his wife Amy, sons Maris, Rocky, Mason, and Dominic, and daughter Isabella, reside in Niles, MI and are parishioners at St. Pius Catholic Church.

 
Fred Bournay
Assistant Coach - 4th Season
Fred Bournay has been involved in coaching baseball for over 20 years, the last 11 as a high school coach in Michigan. Bournay graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BSME degree and has also earned an MBA from Bowling Green State University.

Coach Bournay played his high school baseball under legendary and hall of fame coach Dean Hagen in Michigan. He started his high school coaching career as an assistant coach and was named two years later as the varsity head coach for Lake Michigan Catholic High School. In his ten year coaching career at LMC, he coached six all state players, received district coach of the year six times and regional coach of the year three times. His teams won seven conference championships, six district championships, three regional championships, and made two appearances in the state semifinals with a trip to the state championship game in 2010.

Coach Bournay has helped prepare nine players for college careers and currently has five players in college baseball. His overall high school record over 11 years was 209-86.

Coach Bournay is married and the father of three children. His son, Ben, is a senior on the baseball team.