Mohawk High’s new baseball coach will be a familiar face for players.
The Warriors announced the hiring of Nick Maiorano to fill the vacancy left by Kevin Sapp. Maiorano was an assistant on the staff for the last five seasons.
“Nick’s been with the program for five years and is a really good baseball mind,” Mohawk athletic director Jared Stratton said. “We look forward to moving forward with him and the kids are excited to work with him.”
Maiorano is a 2005 graduate of New Castle High and played four years for Westminster College.
Following graduation, he took a job as a volunteer assistant at Union High before he accepted the junior varsity coaching job at Neshannock High.
“When the job came open, it was a no-brainer,” Maiorano said of the Mohawk job. “I wanted to stay with those kids and we had already built relationships. So it really wasn’t a difficult decision.”
Maiorano said he’s looking forward to starting his first head coaching job.
“I’m excited and I think it’s a good opportunity for me to take over a program that I’ve been a part of,” he said. “Our program has been trending upward the last couple years. It’s exciting to step into a program that’s already been progressing for these last few years. The kids are excited about and they’ve been sharing their thoughts and expectations with me.”
Mohawk went 2-15 in 2017.