|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
Todd Wolin enters his 11th year at UAlbany, while beginning his second season as the program’s Associate Director for Track and Field/Cross Country. His coaching duties include the combined events, and high jump, while also overseeing the pole vault. In addition, Wolin is the Meet Director for all UAlbany Invitationals, as well as the program’s historian and record keeper.
This past summer, Wolin coached high jumpers Alex Bowen, Matthew Campbell and Anika Hibbard in the high jump, as each continued competing. Hibbard placed ninth at the USATF Junior National Championships jumping 5-07.00. Hibbard had previously broken the UAlbany school record 3 times during the outdoor season, culminating with a jump of 5-09.25 at the UAlbany Spring Classic. Campbell placed second at the Jamaican Olympic Trials and fourth at the North American and Caribbean Championships in San Salvador. Campbell previously placed seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Division I Championships earning First Team All-American honors with a personal best leap of 7-02.25. Bowen placed eighth at the Ibero-American Championships in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and sixth at the Sao Bernardo do Campo Grand Prix in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. Bowen holds UAlbany’s school record for both the Indoor and Outdoor high jump at 7-03.25. Last year Bowen set the Panamanian National records for both the indoor (7-01.75) and outdoor (7-03.00) high jump.
During the 2015-2016 school year, Wolin’s athletes earned a number of honors: One NCAA First Team All-American with Campbell’s seventh place finish, one IC4A Championship as Campbell led a 1-2 finish with teammate Kingsley Ogbonna and four America East Championships – Ogbonna winning both indoor and outdoor High Jump Championships, Hibbard capturing the outdoor High Jump title and Senior Paige Vadanis winning the Indoor Pentathlon. Mary Adeyeye, Vadnais and Letti Hibbard became the first three women to place in a single event when they placed third, fourth and sixth at the Outdoor ECAC Championships. Vadnais would go on to be the first woman from UAlbany to compete in the Decathlon, setting a School record scoring 6,084 points in winning the Jerry Jasinski Vermont State Championships.
Since his arrival at UAlbany, Wolin coached seven student-athletes to 12 All-American honors: Marc Pallozzi (Javelin), Joe Greene (400 Hurdles-2x), Alie Beauvais (400 Hurdles), Luke Schoen (Pole Vault – 4x), Alfonso Scannapieco (Pole Vault), Alexander Bowen Jr. (High Jump-2x) and Matthew Campbell (High Jump). Wolin’s student-athletes have set 25 school records, 16 Freshmen records, captured 10 IC4A and 73 America East Championships. He has seen his athletes set school records broken in the men’s decathlon, heptathlon, women’s pentathlon, men's and women's javelin, men's and women's weight throw, men’s and women's indoor and outdoor high jump, women’s discus, men’s and women’s hammer throw, men’s and women’s 400m hurdles, both men’s and women’s indoor 60m 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, Luke Schoen - outdoor pole vault, Joe Greene - 400m hurdles and Alexander Bowen Jr. – Indoor and outdoor high jump.
Wolin has also had a hand in the success of NCAA East Regional hurdler qualifiers Jean Juste, Joe Greene, Alie Beauvais and Kamilah McShine, javelin qualifier Marc Pallozzi, high jump qualifiers Freddie Wills III, Brenna Militello Alexander Bowen, Matthew Campbell, Kingsley Ogbonna and Anika Hibbard and pole vault qualifiers Luke Schoen and Alfonso Scannapieco. His athletes have re-written UAlbany's top-ten lists with over 150 appearances. 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). Of the 73 America East Champions Wolin has worked with a few have captured mutliple titles: 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. Scannapieco has four pole vault and two heptathlon titles. Schoen won four Pole Vault titles. Bowen won the high jump title seven times in a row between indoor and outdoor, followed by Campbell (1) and Ogbonna (2) for 10 consecutive men’s high Jump championships. Michelle Anthony captured five high hurdle titles and partnered with Tynelle Taylor-Chase (one high hurdle and three 400 Hurdle titles) to have a steak of six straight for UAlbany over three years. Wilfredo de Jesus Elias has three weight throw and two hammer throw titles, David Parker – two heptathlon championships.
In total Wolin’s student-athletes have won 73 America-East Championships - High Jump - 18 (Men 12, Women – 6), High Hurdles – 14 (Men 3, Women – 11), Pole Vault – 12 (Men 11, Women 1), Combined Events – 9 (Men – 6, Women 3), 400 Hurdles – 8 (Men 2, Women 5), Weight Throw (4 (Men 3, Women 1), Discus – 3 (Women 3), Hammer – 3 (men 2, Women 1), and Javelin – 2 (Men 1, Women 1)
In addition to his responsibilities at UAlbany, Wolin is beginning his eighth 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 one of two 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 is the past president of the IC4A Conference, the oldest Track & Field conference in the country at 140 years. He was the only 1st person other than an athletic director or head coach to hold this position since the conference’s 1st championship in 1876.
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. Wolin is USA Track & Field Level 1 certified. He currently resides in Ballston Lake with his wife, Stefanie.