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Joe Morabito
Joe  Morabito

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Thomas University, 1999

07/17/2013

Joe Morabito Named Assistant Softball Coach

Decorated Navy veteran will work with Cavalier hitters

Joe Morabito completed his second season as assistant coach for the UVa softball program in 2015. Morabito works primarily with the hitters and outfielders.

Morabito worked with the North Florida Community College softball team from 2000-07, serving as an assistant from 2000-03 and as head coach from 2004-07. He helped turned the Sentinel program around from a 13-37 season in 2001 to a 37-13 record the next year. The Sentinels went on to win the Panhandle Conference, Gulf District and state championships and finished eighth in the NJCAA World Series in 2003.

During his tenure at NFCC, Morabito led nationally-ranked Sentinel squads to single-season school records in wins (47 in 2004), along with guiding the team to new offensive records, including home runs and runs scored.

After his time in Madison, Fla., Morabito served in the United States Navy from 2007-11, earning an U.S. Army Commendation Medal. Qualified in expeditionary warfare, Morabito is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran and served on task unit support for Seal Team 7.

The past two years, Morabito has served as the head baseball coach at Orange County High School.

Morabito graduated from Thomas University (Thomasville, Ga.) in 1999 with a degree in criminal justice. Morabito played for the Nighthawks as a pitcher and helped lead the team to its first national ranking and first regional appearance. Morabito earned his master's degree in education from Trident University International in 2012.

Morabito is married to the former Kelley Jenkins. The couple has one son, Nico, and welcomed a daughter, Mila, to the family in December 2014.

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