Mazzone, Pete

Head Coach

Personal Overview

Mazzone was born and raised in Warwick, Rhode Island. He received his bachelor's degree in Physical Education at Frostburg State (Maryland) in 1978. He received his master's degree in Exercise Science at the University of Central Florida.

He lives with his wife Barbara, and daughter Cristina in West Melbourne, Florida.

Educational Background

BA in Physical Education Frostberg State 1978
Master's in Exercise Science University of Central Florida

Professional Experience

Mazzone has been an active member of the Florida Tech athletic program as the school's cross country head coach and assistant athletic director since 1985.

Current Research

Coach Mazzone was always interested in athletics and had a deep desire to coach. He became the Assistant Athletic Director here at Florida Tech soon after moving to Florida. He was offered the head coaching job for men's and women's cross country seven years later in 1992. The rest is history!

In 2000, his men's program had their best finish during Mazzone's tenure. The men's team finished second in the Sunshine State Conference and 12th overall in the NCAA Division II Regionals.

In 1998, the men's team finished second and women's team finished fourth in the SSC. For this he was named the Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year for the second time in three years.

The motivation for coaching came from his desire to teach. Mazzone went to school for exercise science because he wanted the opportunity to mentor and support young people.

Selected Publications

Best Thing About Being a Coach at Florida Tech:
Small school enviornment that allows coaches to get to know student-athletes better.

Biggest Rival:
Florida Southern and Tampa

Favorite Sports Team:
Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots

Top Reason Student-Athletes should chose Florida Tech:
Student-Athletes are well taken care of from the playing fields to the classrooms.