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Pittston bred softball coach has a winning formula

Pittston Area sports Hall of Famer Lisa Gigliello wins her 500th gameat King’s college


April 02. 2013 3:01PM
By JACK SMILES



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Last season King’s had a player from Arizona, who Gigliello met through the player’s uncle who Gigliello played co-ed ASA ball with.


That’s a whole other story. Gigliello has played tons of ASA softball — fast pitch, slo-pitch, women’s and co-ed – and has been on 15 state championship teams. She’s still at it.


This season she’s playing for Bigsy’s and Flaherty’s.


The Monarchs won their 499th and 500th games Tuesday in LaPlume beating Keystone 15-4 and 8-0. The team was 12-2 going into another double header Thursday.


Gigliello’s top assistant coach at King’s, Joann Matt, also a Pittston Area product, has been with her 15 years and Ashley Kowlaski, pitching coach, and Tiffany Mulally, strength and conditioning, five plus.


When they bring new girls in, they don’t limit them to their high school positions. “We like to get the good athlete. We try to teach everything. We stick to the mechanics. We spend a lot of time teaching them how to do things right on and off field.


“We invest in them as players and students. If they have a problem they can get help. We want them to be successful on the field, in the classroom and in life when they leave.”




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