Mike Morenzone has been inducted into the Hall of Fame mostly for his teaching and coaching skills. He also has participated in slo-pitch and fast-pitch softball. He coached the East Union High School volleyball and softball teams. He was the junior varsity volleyball coach from 1985-1993 where his teams won 6 league championships and had a combined record of 156-33. He took over the varsity program in 1994 through 2000 and his teams won three league championships and one section championship. His overall record was 105-44. Mike was the varsity softball coach from 1988-2002 where his teams won eight league championships and one section championship. His record was 287-95.
Mike organized his softballs teams and coaches to run a weekend softball clinic for 6th-8th grade players. He oversaw the program while his athletes learned how to teach the younger athletes and it gave the athletes some valuable tips from the high school players. His combined coaching record was 538-172, which is a 75% win total and his teams’ amassed 17 league championships. He was named the league’s Coach of the Year ten times in softball and was also named the Stockton Record and Modesto Bee coach of the year. He left East Union in 2003 to serve as Weston Ranch’s first Athletic Director and helped get their athletic program started in the right direction.
Mike played softball in the city programs both in slo-pitch and fast-pitch. On numerous occasions he was selected all tournament on teams that participated on a national level.
Mike Morenzone is not only an outstanding coach and athlete but is a person of integrity and sincerity. He continues the tradition of people being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.