The Penn State Greater Allegheny athletic department introduces 2007 graduate Amanda Maksin as the new Head Softball Coach. Coach Maksin has an extensive athletic background working with Serra Catholic High School and White Oak Athletic Association.
Maksin played collegiately at Penn State Greater Allegheny, serving as captain in 2004 and 2005. She has coached various levels while serving as the youngest coach in the Mckeesport Girls Softball League. In impressive fashion, Maksin coached four teams in one summer, including two all-star teams.
Coach Maksin graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007 with a B.A. in Communications and minor in English. She also holds a M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Point Park University.
Assistant Softball Coach
Lacey-Smith has played softball for thirteen years, eleven of those being fast pitch. She was trained to pitch fast pitch by a local legend and grandfather, Bob Burgman starting at age 9. She played ten years of travel softball on multiple teams, including the Renegades and the Westmoreland Gems. During her career she won a National Championship and 3 State Championships. She was a 4 year varsity starter for McKeesport Area High School’s softball team and was the Daily News Co-Softball Player of the Year during her senior year in 2003. After graduating high school, I received both an academic and athletic scholarship to Point Park University where she was a 4 year starter and graduated in 2008 with a BA in Marketing and Advertising.