|College:||Concordia (N.Y.) '06|
Anthony Vaglica enters his third season with the Clippers' men’s and women’s cross country programs in 2012. A 2006 graduate of Concordia College, Anthony was a two sport athlete competing in both baseball and cross country. He was also a Resident Assistant for three out of his four years of college.
Anthony was a member of the first cross country class in 2004. He has high hopes to raise the cross country programs to elite status. A current member of the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, Coach Vaglicas’ primary responsibilities include overseeing all recruiting, running team practice sessions, meet preparation, player development, academic progress, and off-season skill development. Coach V is also in charge of athletic administration for the cross country programs which include: budgeting, travel planning, public relations, staffing/scheduling, monitoring athletes academic standards and recreational teams. Vaglica serves as the programs Director of Community outreach and relations. The cross country program has worked with Special Olympic programs and has helped chaperone various cross country meets. Coach Vaglica is also the Director of Athletics for the Westchester Rockies Sports Club, Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Bronxville High School, an Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at Bronxville High School, and a Special Olympic Coach at Bronxville High School.
Anthony Vaglica is the Director of Athletics for the Westchester Rockies Sports Club. After spending the 2011 year as the General Manager and Head Coach for the Rockies Showcase baseball team, Vaglica will oversee all aspects of and related to Athletics. Anthony is in charge of all athletic programs, personnel, budgeting, contest scheduling, transportation, facility management, fundraising, community engagement, recruitment, and evaluation of coaches and staff. He is the direct supervisor of the athletics office staff, head coaches, Director of Coaching, Pitching Coordinator, and assistant coaches.
Coach V has been the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Bronxville High School since 2008 and is a current member of the American Baseball Coaches Association. During his tenure he has led the Broncos to the post-season each year, including in 2010 when the Broncos made it the furthest they have ever been in program history. In 2010 Coach Vaglica was named the third base coach for the All-Section High School Baseball All-Star Game which was played at Hudson Valley Renegade Stadium. Coach Vaglica supervises all aspects of the baseball program including: scheduling, in-game management, individual player development, staffing, and off-season improvement.
Coach Vaglica has been an Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach since 2006. Vaglica assists in managing and instructing the Varsity Basketball Program. Coach V motivates and expands the knowledge of the intricacies of the game of basketball to his athletes. In addition, Coach V assists in developing games schedules, practice plans, and off-season workout programs.
Vaglica has worked with the Special Olympic program at Bronxville High School since 2005. Vaglica works with the students to develop appropriate social skills, for home, class, and community while supporting the emotional, physical, and educational growth for children with autism, Down’s syndrome, and severe communication disorders.
Vaglica earned his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College where he was a two sport athlete competing in Cross Country and as a member of the baseball team. He was also a Resident Assistant for three out of his four years. After graduating Concordia College Anthony went on to receive a Master of Arts in Teaching, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy from Manhattanville College. Vaglica is married and lives with his wife Maria in Mahopac, NY.
When asked about his coaching philosophy Vaglica stated: “Through coaching, my goals are for players to demonstrate teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility, time management, respect and dedication while developing the skills necessary to compete at a varsity level.”