First published in the June 11 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
With the news that former head coach Marcus Whithorne stepped down at the end of this spring baseball season, the Glendale High School needed a new skipper to lead the Nitros in 2023.
It didn’t take long for Glendale to hire within ranks, as former assistant coach Frank Taormina will take the helm.
“We’re trending in the right direction,” Taormina said. “I am looking forward to the growth of the class that I have been working with now for four years. Before we got there with Marcus, Dave Addis, myself and Gabe Chavez, Glendale High averaged five wins and 17 losses. In the four years since we’ve been there … we’ve changed the culture and turned around the program.”
This will be Taormina’s first stint as a head coach at the high school level as he enters his fifth season as a coach. Taormina, a Glendale High class of 1992 alumnus, previously played at Glendale Community College before his fourth elbow surgery impacted his career.