Marisa DeStasio was named Assistant Softball Coach at Monmouth in August 2016 after six seasons as head coach at Muhlenberg College. In her six seasons at Muhlenberg, she posted 131-99-1 record (.569 winning percentage), including a 65-31 (.677) record in Centennial Conference play. She won 100 games in her first four years at Muhlenberg, becoming the first coach in the college’s athletic history to win 100 games over any four-year span, no less in her first four seasons.
DeStasio led the Mules, who were picked fifth in the preseason poll, to the CC Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament in her first year as Head Coach. The Mules won 25 games (one short of the school record at the time) and shattered school records for runs, doubles, home runs and extra-base hits in a season.
After a 19-19 season in 2012, Muhlenberg exploded with a 31-9-1 record in 2013, setting the College record for wins in a season by any sport. The Mules won the CC Regular Season title by a record-tying four games and received votes in the national poll for the first time in more than 20 years. Five of Muhlenberg's wins came against teams that went on to earn NCAA Tournament berths.
The Mules made it back-to-back regular-season titles in 2014, finishing 25-13 and climbing to No. 4 in the NCAA regional rankings. In her six seasons, DeStasio coached two CC Players of the Year and one CC Pitcher of the Year, four all-region selections and 22 All-CC picks.
Prior to coming to Muhlenberg, DeStasio spent the three years as an assistant at Lafayette, helping the Leopards to a school-record 27 wins in 2008 and their first two appearances in the Patriot League Championship game in 2008 and 2009. In 2006 DeStasio was an assistant at MacMurray College in Illinois, where she also served on the event management staff.
A four-year starter at multiple positions at Binghamton University, she was named All-America East Conference Second Team in 2003 as a utility player. She is the Bearcats' all-time leader with 34 sacrifice hits and also ranks in the top five in career stolen bases (tied for third, 19); runs (fourth, 60); hits (fifth, 114); games played (fifth, 160) and at-bats (second, 493).
DeStasio graduated from Binghamton in 2005 with a degree in human development and received her master's in athletic coaching education from West Virginia in 2008.