Photo By: Courtesy of Michael Pilawski
Phil Marrone is St. Francis High’s new boys golf coach. He will continue to coach the girls.
St. Francis High administrators didn’t have to look far to find their next boys varsity golf coach.
Last month they announced that Phil Marrone – a St. Francis graduate (Class of 1974) who has served as the school’s junior-varsity boys golf coach since 2003 and girls varsity golf coach since 2001 – has taken the position.
“We are extremely excited to have Phil step up to the head varsity position in our boys program,” said Michael Pilawski, director of athletics at St. Francis. “Phil has done outstanding work in our girls program and also leading our JV boys program. He understands and teaches the game at a high level yet also keeps high school athletics and the mission of our school in the forefront of all that he does.”
A PGA teaching professional at Stanford University, Marrone has also coached the golf team at Menlo College.
“I am looking forward to continuing my work with the kids of this program and building upon the legacy of success we have achieved over the years,” he said. “It is an honor and a privilege to coach at the high school I attended.”
Marrone’s hiring was announced May 16. He replaces Dave Ferriera, who is retiring and moving out of the area, according to Pilawski.
Marrone will coach the boys in the spring and girls in the fall.