Wally Marciel (mar-SEE-ell) enters his fifth season at the University of Kansas, working under head coach Ritch Price as the Jayhawks’ Director of Baseball Operations. Marciel coordinates all baseball operations and provides logistical support at all games.
Marciel is also in charge of all Jayhawk Baseball Camps where he facilitates individual and group instruction to help enhance skills for children ages five to 18.
Marciel first came to Kansas in the fall of 2006 from the island of Kailua, Hawaii, as the first of a string of standout baseball players under Price from the state.
During his tenure as a left-handed pitcher for Price, Marciel appeared in 79 games from 2007-11, making 25 starts. He pitched 188 1/3 innings, striking out 140 batters en route to holding opponents to a .273 batting average. He finished his career with a record of 15-11, including a win over top-25 opponent No. 19 Baylor (April 2, 2011).
His best season with the Jayhawks came in 2007 when he compiled a career-best 3.94 ERA in 19 games, making 10 starts. He struck out 47 batters in 59 1/3 innings pitched, earning Second Team Freshman All-American honors from Ping! Baseball.
A native of Kailua, Hawaii, Marciel resides in Lawrence, with his wife, the former Molly Green. The couple has one daughter, Ruby.
|The Marciel File|
|Alma Mater||Kansas, 2011|
|By the Numbers|
|Career ERA as a Jayhawk||4.78|
|Strikeouts in 188 and 1/3 innings pitched||140|
|Wins on the bump at Kansas||15|