Tony Calcagni confirmed Wednesday that he resigned as softball coach at Mercy, citing the need to focus on family obligations.
Calcagni took over for Jason Thody last season and led the Tigers to a 23-5 record, the SCC tournament championship and an appearance in the Class LL state championship game before losing to Southington 1-0. Calcagni previously coached at Sheehan, Bristol Eastern, Coginchaug and Farmington.
“I miss the kids already, but family comes first,” Calcagni said.
Calcagni will remain as an assistant coach for the Mercy basketball team. Calcagni noted that Mercy athletic director Tim Kohs wanted Calcagni to take a leave of absence as softball coach but Calcagni made the decision to resign.
“I didn’t think it would be fair to the kids, so I decided to move in a different direction for the spring,” Calcagni said.
Calcagni was not on the sideline for Mercy’s 20-1 victory over Hand on Wednesday. Assistant coaches Ann Drewry and Marji Levine will serve as interim co-coaches. The Tigers, ranked second in the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Preseason Poll, are currently 2-2.