|Title:||Assistant Head Coach|
Machen brings a strong positive attitude and more than 25 years
of fast pitch coaching experience to Manatees Softball.
He comes to SCF after seven years at St. Petersburg College (SPC) as an assistant coach. At SPC, Machen coached all aspects of the softball program, spending six years as the pitching and hitting coach and the final year as the offensive and defensive coach. Prior to SPC, Dave spent four years coaching in the Clearwater Lady Bomber organization and won many state and national tournaments.
In 1994 his 14-and-under team became the first fast pitch team in Florida to win a game at the ASA national tournament. He was named the NSA Coach of the Year in 1996 when his 16-and-under team won the NSA national tournament in Columbus Ohio and was ranked number three in the Nation by Fastpitch World Magazine.
He is an outstanding recruiter and helps tremendously with the framework of future teams. Machen has two children, Bryan and Karrie.