Tony Mollica was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Mandarin High School in 2010. Coach Mollica was a varsity player for 4 years at Mandarin. His senior year, he led the Mustangs to the elite eight in the state playoffs. That year, he posted a 10-3 record with 1.90 ERA and had 134 strikeouts over 71 innings. Throughout high school, he played showcase baseball for Coach Corsi and helped him make national noise on a yearly basis. Coach Mollica was a key contributor in many of the Perfect Game Pool Championships from 2007-2009 and the multiple top 20 National Rankings. Coach Corsi often refers to Mollica as “Mr. Perfect Game” because of the dominating performances.
From 2011-2012, Coach Mollica played on scholarship for Terry Alexander at Jacksonville University. In 2011, his freshman year, Coach Mollica found himself in a starting role for the Dolphins. JU earned their way into the NCAA Regionals in Gainesville that year. Coach Mollica started in 14 games in 2011, posting a 3-4 record with a 3.96 ERA. Mollica was redshirted in 2012 at Jacksonville.
In 2013, he attended Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida where he played for Chris Hayes. While at Seminole State, he started in 6 games posting a 1-1 record with a 4.56 ERA. He threw a total of 47 1/3 innings, while only allowing 16 walks.
Coach Mollica is beginning his second season coaching with the Coastal Prospects.