Alessandrini takes over as the third coach in UM-Dearbonr softball program history starting in 2017, looking to guide a team returning a strong core group from a squad that tied the school record with 31 wins last season.
The Macomb Township, Mich., native most recently helmed the softball program at Macomb Community College. He guided the Monarchs to league and district titles in 2015, while being named District Coach of the Year. The 2015 MCC team also competed at the NJCAA National Championship.
Prior to taking over at MCC, Alessandrini coached the varsity program at Eisenhower High School. For nearly the last decade, Alessandrini has been an instructor with Extra Innings and a coach with the Michigan Batbusters travel team, which won the 12U World Series Championship and the 2014 16U National Championship.
Alessandrini has additional coaching experience in football and baseball, including an assistant position with MCC baseball in 1992.
The Wolverines are set up for a strong year in 2017 led by an experienced core group, including All-WHAC First Team honorees Taylor Moceri and Ellie Kauten.