Youngstown -- Bobby Pizzuto has joined the Youngstown State University baseball staff as an assistant coach, Penguins head coach Rich Pasquale announced on Sept. 15.
Pizzuto comes to YSU after a four-year playing career at the University at Buffalo and a year of coaching at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin east of Cleveland, Ohio.
"Coach Pizzuto had a fine career at the University at Buffalo as a hard-nosed player, and he coaches with that same demeanor," Pasquale said. "He was a great outfielder, and he will do an outstanding job of working primarily with our outfielders. He is a great addition to our staff."
Pizzuto was the head coach of the NDCL freshman team in 2011, and he worked baseball camps at Buffalo the four years he was on campus. He was also a camp instructor at NDCL from 2004 to 2007.
His other athletic-related experience includes serving as an assistant to the athletic director at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio; working as an athletic academic advisor at UB; and managing the desk and assisting coaches at the Full Count Baseball & Softball Training Center in Newbury, Ohio.
Pizzuto earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Buffalo in 2010.
As an outfielder for the Bulls, Pizzuto was named to the Ping! All-Freshman team in 2007 after hitting .314 with 12 steals in 44 games. He then hit .344 and stole 15 bases as a senior. For his career, Pizzuto stole 43 bases, which ranks as the third-most in school history. He also ranks in the top 10 in career games played (160) and RBIs (94).
Pizzuto joins Eddie Marko as first-year assistants on Pasquale's staff.