BANGOR, Maine – Husson University track & field head coach Kate Goupee has announced the addition of Frank Fazzino to her coaching staff. Fazzino will serve as the throws coach.
Head Coach Kate Goupee on Frank:
"We are excited with the hiring of Coach Fazzino. Having coached extensively at the high school and college levels, we feel he has a great background to lead our throws crew and assist other event areas for the track and field team. With experience at numerous NCAA national championships, we believe he will help our throwers specifically reach the next level."
Frank Fazzino comes to Husson after being the Assistant Coach for Throws and Strength & Conditioning at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania from 2015-2017. While at Mansfield, Frank had a great deal of success with the throws group. Frank coached several conference qualifiers, as well as All-Conference and All-Atlantic Region athletes in the Javelin and Shot Put. Most notably, Frank had two athletes (Kelsey Carlsen and Hunter Watkins) compete at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the Javelin in back to back years; 2016 and 2017.
Prior to arriving at Mansfield, Frank was the Head Track and Field Coach at Irvington High School from 2010-2014. While at Irvington, his teams had several notable achievements with the girls' team winning the League Championships 6 times, and the boys team winning 4 times between the Indoor and Outdoor seasons.
Frank earned his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Prior to that, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Rhetoric, with a minor in Business Administration from SUNY University at Albany in 2009. While at Division I Albany, Frank competed in the Shot Put, where he earned All-America East honors in the Shot Put where he ranks in the Top 10 in school history. While at Albany, his team won 8 America East Conference team titles, and also won an IC4A Championship title.
Frank currently holds a USTFCCCA Strength & Conditioning Coach Advanced Certification (2016), as well as a USTFCCCA Track & Field Technical Coaching Certification (2014.) Frank also obtained a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as becoming a Weight Room Safety Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach from Bigger, Faster, Stronger in 2013.
The Eagles will kick of their season in early winter of 2017.