|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
Todd Wolin enters his seventh year at UAlbany, while beginning his first season as the program’s Associate Head Coach for Track and Field/Cross Country. His coaching duties include the combined events, high jump, and high hurdles, while also overseeing the pole vault. In addition, Wolin is the Meet Director for all Great Dane invitationals, as well as the program’s historian and record keeper.
This past summer, Wolin coached Alex Bowen in the high jump, as he became the University at Albany’s first USA Track & Field Junior National Champion. Bowen also broke the indoor high jump school record with a leap of 7’ 0.25", while capturing America East crowns in the high jump at both the indoor and outdoor championships during the 2011-2012 school year. A year prior, Matthew Catera placed seventh at the Junior National Championships in the decathlon with 6,399 points. Under Wolin’s direction, Catera set the school standard for the decathlon earlier in the 2011 season by scoring 6.637 points.
Since his arrival at UAlbany, Wolin coached javelin thrower Marc Pallozzi, an All-American, IC4A and America East champion, and has worked with NCAA All-Americans Joe Greene and Alie Beauvais in the 400m intermediate hurdles, as well as Luke Schoen in pole vault. He has seen school records broken in the men’s decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, men's and women's javelin, men's and women's weight throw, women's indoor and outdoor high jump, men’s and women’s 400m intermediate hurdles, men’s and women’s shuttle hurdle relays, as well as, men's and women's indoor and outdoor pole vault. Wolin's athletes -- David Parker, Alfonso Scannapieco and Freddie Wills III -- have posted three of the top five scores all-time in the heptathlon at the America East Championships and all have won numerous individual conference titles. In addition, Wolin’s athletes are responsible for America East Championship records in the following events: David Parker - indoor heptathlon, Jean Juste - 55m high hurdles, 110m high hurdles, Kamilah McShine - 55m high hurdles, Luke Schoen - outdoor pole vault, Joe Greene - 400m intermediate hurdles.
Wolin has also had a hand in the success of NCAA East Regional hurdler qualifiers Jean Juste and Kamilah McShine, high jump qualifiers Freddie Wills III, Brenna Militello and Alexander Bowen, and pole vault qualifier Alfonso Scannapieco. His athletes are listed on UAlbany's top-ten lists over 100 times. Wolin has coached UAlbany’s all-time top point scorers in America East history for both men and women in Wills (138 points) and McShine (123 points). Wills won three individual titles under Wolin in the high jump (indoor and outdoor) and the decathlon. McShine won three indoor and two outdoor high hurdle championships and two pentathlon crowns. With the help of Coach Wolin, Scannapieco has won two pole vault and one heptathlon title, while being named the Indoor America East Field Event Athlete of the Year.
In addition to his responsibilities at UAlbany, Wolin is beginning his fourth year as the America East Conference representative on the Division I Track & Field Executive Committee for the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). He is the only non-head coach in the nation on the committee. He will also serve as the liaison to the Track & Field community in the Capital Region.
Wolin came to UAlbany after coaching track & field and cross country at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, N.Y. from 1991-2001 and 2001-2006. The four-time Nassau County indoor and outdoor track Coach of the Year headed five county championship teams. Wolin took over the reins of the St. Anthony's High School boys' track & field program, leading the Friars to a Catholic League outdoor title in 2001 before returning to JFK in August of the same year. He coached five high school All-Americans and over 30 nationally-ranked athletes in 19 different events.
He was also the head track & field coach of the U.S. junior track & field team at the 2005 World Maccabiah Games as well as the assistant track and field coach for the United States Para-Olympic Track Team from 1992 to 2000. Wolin coached the Long Island Region women's track and field team at the Empire State Games from 2004 to 2006, and was the team's high jump/pole vault coach from 1989 to 2003.
Wolin received his associate's degree in culinary arts from Washtenau Community College in 1985 and a bachelor's degree in food systems management from Eastern Michigan University in 1988, where his marks in the high jump, javelin, weight throw and pentathlon are on the school's all-time lists. In 1995 he earned his Master’s in Special Education at C.W. Post University. Last year, Wolin earned his USA Track & Field Level 1 Certification. He currently resides in Ballston Lake with his wife, Stefanie.