|Title:||Associate Head Coach|
|Hometown:||Oyster Bay, NY|
|Previous College:||Miami '09 / C.W. Post '11|
|Major:||B.S. - Sport Administration / M.S. - School Counseling|
Vince Giambanco joined the Unites States Merchant Marine Academyas an assistant coach for the Cross Country and Track & Fieldin the January of 2012, bringing strong experience as acoach and counselor.
In 2012 he helped guide both the men’s and women’steams to Academy Records in the 4x1500m relay. He also guidedTomas Sanchez who lowered his personal best 800m time from 1:59 toan ECAC qualifying time of 1:54.2. Further, Sanchez was LandmarkConference Champion in the 400m both indoors and outdoors. Giambanco also directed FR Ellie Coulter to an Academy Record inthe 10,000m.
In addition to his coaching duties at USMMA, Giambanco is alsofounder and Head Coach of Citius New York, an Elite DevelopmentRacing Team based out of Long Island New York. Citius hasestablished itself as the best racing team on Long Island havingfour male runners with 5k personal bests between 13:42 and 14:23,as well as a strong middle distance contingent including DustinEmrani who qualified for the 2012 IAAF Indoor World Championshipand has run a personal best of 1:46 in the 800m and 4:03 in theMile. The Citius women are equally as strong, with its lead runnersJodie Robertson who has ran a 2:43 at the United States OlympicMarathon Trials and also boasts a 16:36 5k personal best and Karen Roa who has run personal bests of 4:55 Mile, 9:40 3k, 10:263000m Steeplechase, and 16:50 5k
Giambanco first gained experience coaching thecollegiate ranks as a Cross Country assistantfor C.W. PostUniversity. In just one year on staff, four athletes under hisdirection earned All-East Coast Conference 1st Teamhonors and three other were named All-East Coast Conference2nd Team. On the men’s side, his1st Team All-ECC runners achieved notable marks(Mathew O’Keefe – 25:16, Christian Altamura –25:39 and Raymond Coyle – 26:10). He also guided female1st-teamer Jennifer Mclaughlin to a personal best of19:21 in the 5K and 2nd-teamer Caitlin Smith to a markof 19:09. Both the men’s and women’s team ended theseason as champions of the East Coast Conference in 2011.
Giambanco began his own collegiate running career competing atthe University of Miami from 2006-2009 where he received the NCAAAll-Academic Award and graduated with a B.S. in SportsAdministration, minoring in Exercise Physiology. He used hisremaining eligibility for C.W. Post while working on a M.S. inSchool Counseling. He captained the Pioneers while earningthe distinction of First-Team All-ECC Conference and led themen’s team to back to back ECC Championships in 2009 &2010.
Originally from Oyster Bay, New York, Giambanco is a CertifiedPersonal Trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine and aUSATF Level 1 Certified Coach.