Scott Marchand enters his sixth season as a Falcon baseball coach. Marchand will work primarily with the outfielders and assists with the nation-wide recruiting effort.
Marchand worked with the pitched staff the last three years and lowered the team ERA each year.
In his first year as pitching coach, Marchand lowered the staff earned-run average by over two runs, from 10.69-to-8.36. Air Force had three starting pitchers with ERA's below 7.20, the lowest combined ERA of a starting rotation since the 2001 team.
Under Marchand's guidance three-year starter Alex Truesdale developed into one of the top starting pitchers in the Mountain West Conference, highlighted by his 97.2 innings pitched in 2008, ranking second in the conference. Truesdale's 6.73 ERA that year was also the lowest by a Falcon starting pitcher since 2002. In his first two seasons at the Academy, Marchand worked with the postion players.
Marchand came to the Academy after a two-year stint as pitching coach at Regis Jesuit high school in Aurora, CO, where he also was the head coach of the summer American Legion program. In the fall of 2004, Marchand gained valuable experience as a head coach at the National Junior Baseball Showcase in Peoria, Ariz. During the summer of 2005, Marchand spent time assisting at the University of Florida Gators summer baseball clinics in Gainesville, Fla. He began his coaching career at St. Bernard's High School in Fitchburg, Mass., where he was an assistant coach from 1995-1998.
Marchand played collegiate ball for three seasons at St. Anselm College (1995-97, 99) in Manchester, N.H. and one year at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Mass., where he was an all-conference selection in 1998.
From 2001-03, Marchand was the Athletic Director and Language Arts teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Centennial, Colo. Marchand also taught English and social studies at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs from 2004-06.
Marchand and his wife, Kelly Janhunen, are both natives of Leominster, Mass., and currently reside in Centennial, Colo. They are proud parents of son, Cody, born Oct. 7, 2007, who is already a Boston Red Sox fanatic.