Meet Mike Armitage (Head Softball Coach, left) and Jesse Delorit (Assistant Softball Coach, right), who are working together to help Dragon softball players sharpen their skills.
Q: What drew you to MSUM?
Mike: I’m really into college softball so I was excited for my first head coaching gig. I always wanted to run my own program so is a great opportunity for me to take advantage of.
Jesse: I’ve been coaching in St. Paul for the several years. Mike is a good friend of mine and we’ve always wanted to coach together so we were both excited to make that happen.
Q: What is your favorite part about MSUM?
Mike: The people here are great and it’s a fun atmosphere to be in.
Jesse: I’d agree with what Mike said. I’ve also heard nothing but good things about the community around here. My family will be coming up here soon so it’s great to know that the area’s value of education spreads beyond MSUM.
Q: What energizes you at work?
Mike: Going to practice. I get to go to work every day with my best friend and go hang out with athletes that all have a common goal of improvement and success.
Jesse: I like helping other people realize the goals that they have and sharing my knowledge to help everyone do their best.
Q: What is something you are learning right now and why is it important?
Jesse: Compliance stuff.
Mike: Yeah, I got a small piece of it before, but each institution is a little bit different. So learning the system up here is the most important thing we’re in the midst of right now.
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
Jesse: I’m a third-generation fast pitch softball player; my grandfather, father, and brother and I all played it.
Mike: Jesse also got to play on a world championship team. My fun fact is that the year he won it I was supposed to be on the team, but I wasn’t. Another fun fact is that we’ve known each other for about 25 years.
Welcome to the #DragonFamily, Mike and Jesse!
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