Director of Athletics
John began his coaching career at the age of seventeen in the local sandlot leagues of his hometown, Youngstown, Ohio. His 16 year run finished with a NABF National Championship with his Miller Brewing summer collegiate team in 1986.
John started his college coaching career as an assistant at Youngstown State University in 1980 under Coach Dom Roselli. He went on to assistant coaching positions at Miami Dade North C.C., Palm Beach C.C., and Indiana University. He was hired in the fall of 1987 as the third head coach in YSU history where he served from 1988 to 1991. His YSU Penguins set the school record for wins in the 1991 season.
In 1992 Coach Zizzo left YSU for the expansion Colorado Rockies as a scout and minor league hitting coach. He was also a minor league field manager in professional baseball for the Sioux Falls, SD Canaries and Canton, OH Crocodiles. He most recently managed the North Shore Navigators in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League for three seasons 2015 to 2017.
John has three children Jonathan, Stefanie and Jack.