Tara Macciocco enters her fourth year as Head Women's Basketball Coach at Marywood. In June of 2004, Macciocco was named Marywood University's first full-time coach and also serves as Assistant Volleyball Coach. Macciocco came to Marywood University after a decorated playing career and after serving as Assistant Coach at nearby Wilkes University for three seasons.
Macciocco, a native of Dunmore, has plenty of experience to lead the Pacers in their quest for a PAC Championship. Prior to her stint at Wilkes University, Macciocco served as a graduate assistant at Lock Haven University (Division II) while earning her Master's of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Media Studies. While at Lock Haven, Macciocco assisted with day-to-day operations of the women's basketball program and on-court instruction. Macciocco also established the Kids Fan Club while at Lock Haven. Coach Macciocco was also the first-ever Head Coach of the Women's Professional Basketball team in Northeast PA, the Scranton Scream.
As a player, Macciocco earned full basketball scholarships to Penn State University (Division I) and Lock Haven. While at Penn State from 1994-1997, Macciocco was a member of the Lady Lions' 1994 Big Ten Championship Team and made an appearance in the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" in 1995.
No stranger to the local hoops scene, Macciocco was a standout player at Dunmore High School. As a player at Dunmore, Macciocco scored 2,211 career points and led Dunmore to the 1994 state Class AA title game. Macciocco was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in October of 2004 and was ranked by the Scranton Times-Tribune as one of the area's top 100 athletes of all-time.
Hey Coach. I am currently a student assistant at LHU for the women's basketball team. I see that you studied at Lok Haven. Quite a place huh? ANy advice for a fellow PSAC member? I live near Marywood, how do you like it?
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Hello Coach Macciocco, I would like your professional opinion, I have been coaching high school girl’s varsity the pass 3yrs and I have 3 underclassmen that are being highly recruited. But recently, I was offered a volunteer position at a D3 school to be assistant women’s coach. My goal is to become a college coach, would it be a better move to college now or stay in high school until these players finish up?