Knights News · John Whitaker hired as new Marian Softball Coach


The Marian Athletic Department is pleased to announce that John Whitaker will be its next Softball coach.  John takes over for George Grenert who retired after 30 years last season, leaving Marian with the most wins in school history.  John not only served on Grenert’s staff last season, but brings twelve years of experience coaching at different levels of softball, the last six with various travel organizations.

Coach Whitaker is no stranger to Marian as he will enter his fourth year as the Head Freshmen Boys Basketball coach and currently serves on the School Board.  John and his wife Maria, have three kids, a recent graduate of Marian, a current Sophomore and a 7th grader at Mishawaka Catholic.

“I’d to thank the Marian Administration for giving me this opportunity” says Whitaker. “Marian Softball has a rich tradition of being a very competitive program in the area and I hope to continue that into the future. I’m excited to get going!”