Youngstown -- Dan Lipari, formerly a volunteer assistant coach on the Youngstown State baseball staff, has been promoted to assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, YSU head baseball coach Rich Pasquale announced.
Lipari takes over for his older brother, Tom, who is now the pitching coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Lipari will coach Youngstown State's pitching staff.
In his lone season at Youngstown State in 2009, Lipari worked primarily with the pitching staff and catchers as a volunteer assistant. He helped implement the pitching program that saw two Penguins hurlers sign professional contracts. Eric Marzec was selected in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, and Aaron Swenson signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
Lipari also assisted with coaching the outfielders, administrating the Youngstown State Baseball School, managing the fundraising efforts of the YSU Diamond Club and performing daily operations in the baseball office.
In the summer circuit, Lipari was the pitching coach for the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers of the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League the past two seasons. In 2010, the Lunkders' staff ranked sixth out of 16 teams in the league with a team ERA of 3.85. Starting pitchers Kyle Teague and Nick Anderson made the all-star team, and the catcher that Lipari worked, Chadd Krist, with also made the all-star team. Lipari also coached Brandon Baumgartner to eight wins, which ranked second in the league.
Lipari was a three-year letterwinner at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, from 2006-08. As a senior, he appeared in 22 games, which ranked second on the team, and helped lead Morningside to the GPAC Tournament Championship. His 22 outings in 2008 also ranks as the third most in school history for a single season.
After his playing days, Lipari was named the pitching coach for Omaha Creighton Prep Junior Varsity Legion Team in the summer of 2009. Along with becoming a college coach, he also assisted in youth baseball development in Sioux City.
Lipari earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Morningside.