SLCC softball coach a clutch player on, off diamond

by | Apr. 20, 2010

Saints & Sports

If life were a softball game, Mary Kay Amicone would be a clutch utility player.

The energetic, all-smiles Amicone can play various positions: successful head softball coach, wife, mother, neighbor and friend. She can also play the roles of caring Relief Society president and vigilant visiting teacher at the same time.

How she finds time for it all is a mystery to those who know her, but the always-upbeat Amicone finds a way.

"She helps anyone in her path," said Stacie Graham, an infielder on Amicone's 44-3 Salt Lake Community College softball team.

Most of Amicone's life has occurred on or revolved around a diamond. Before her six seasons as head coach at SLCC, Amicone was the first varsity softball coach at BYU, earning Mountain West Conference coaching honors in 2001. She worked at Jordan High School and was the first female to coach a Utah high school boys baseball team. She also played college softball at Weber State and the University of Utah.

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