Marilyn began her 4-year volleyball coaching career at the US Coast Guard Academy in 1993. During that time, her teams compiled a 119-23 match record. They were league champions and undefeated in their three-year membership in the Northeast Women’s Athletic Conference. In 1995 and ’96, her teams were ranked second in New England and in the top 15 nationally. They were selected for the NCAA tournament those seasons, and were the first women’s sport team from the Coast Guard to achieve that honor. Marilyn’s players garnered numerous awards while in competition for the Coast Guard.
In 1994, the American Volleyball Coaches Assoc. selected Marilyn as the Regional Coach of the Year. That same year she was named the New England Women’s Volleyball Assoc.’s Coach of the Year. In 1995 she was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
After leaving the Coast Guard, Marilyn coached at Albertus Magnus College for four more years and she continues to be involved in volleyball as a high school official.
Marilyn has recently completed work on her Doctoral degree and has accepted a position at Dowling College on Long Island.