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Former professional athlete and Burlington County native named RCBC’s new baseball coach

Michael Scanzano, originally of Marlton and two-time All-Star with the Southern Illinois Miners, has been named the Rowan College at Burlington County Barons head baseball coach.
 
“Michael Scanzano brings an exciting new energy to our baseball team,” said RCBC President Paul Drayton. “Our student athletes will greatly benefit from his impressive professional baseball record and coaching experience.”
 
Scanzano played six years of professional baseball with the Brockton Rox, Southern Illinois Miners, New Jersey Jackals, and the Camden Riversharks. He retired with a career .280 batting average and .957 fielding percentage while playing middle infield and third base.
 
Scanzano started his college baseball career at Louisburg College, a two-year institution in North Carolina, before transferring to the University of Pittsburgh where he was a two-time All-Big East third baseman. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 2004 with a degree in administrative justice and a minor in legal studies.
 
“For me, it is like a homecoming,” said Scanzano of his new role with Barons Baseball. “I’m looking forward to returning to Burlington County and coaching these young college athletes to reach new goals and play their best baseball.”
 
As a three-sport athlete growing up in Burlington County, Scanzano earned 11 varsity letters at Cherokee High School. He was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2011. He earned All-South Jersey, All-Group 4 and All-State honors as a wide receiver on the football team, All-Conference selection as a guard on the basketball team, and First Team All-State and All- South Jersey honors during his time with the Chiefs on the diamond. Scanzano was also named an Honorable Mention High School All-American in his senior year.
 
Most recently, Scanzano served as assistant baseball coach for Carin University, located in Langhorne, Penn. Since 2010, he has owned Scanzano Sports, a baseball academy and sports facility in Cherry Hill.
 
Scanzano lives in Mickleton, New Jersey with his wife Stephanie and daughters Adilyn and Brielle. They are expecting their third child in September.