OGDEN, Utah -- Weber State University has announced the hiring of Mary Kay Amicone as the new head coach of the Wildcat softball program. Amicone brings a wealth of coaching experience, including more than 500 collegiate victories, to WSU.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to coach at Weber State,” Amicone said. “There are so many great things in place here and I really appreciate this opportunity to continue my coaching career here at Weber State where I began my playing career. I’m looking forward to this exciting new chapter in my life.”
Amicone, a former Weber State softball player, joins the Wildcats after nine very successful seasons as head coach at Salt Lake Community College. She led the Bruins to seven Scenic West Athletic Conference titles in the last eight years. Under Amicone SLCC advanced to three consecutive NJCAA National Championship games in 2011, 2012 and 2013. This past season she led the Bruins posted a 53-11 record and were 38-6 in conference play. In nine years at SLCC she posted an overall record of 433-99-2 and was 330-57 in conference games. She was named Coach of the Year four times in her career at Salt Lake Community College.
Amicone has strong ties to the state of Utah. She began her coaching career spending seven seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Utah. Following that she spent three years as head softball coach at BYU, becoming the first varsity softball coach at the school. She led the Cougars to the 2001 Mountain West Championship and was named Coach of the Year. She was also the first female to coach a Utah high school boys baseball team when she coached at Jordan High School.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mary Kay as our new softball head coach,” said WSU Director of Athletics Jerry Bovee. “She brings a great deal of experience to our program and has had tremendous success everywhere she has been. She will bring a high level of experience to Weber State and will be a great fit for our athletic department.”
Amicone played two years of softball at Weber State as an outfielder. When Weber State dropped the program she transferred to Utah, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is married to Marc Amicone, the general manager of the Salt Lake Bees. She and Marc have two sons, Trevor, 26 and Derek, 23.