RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rob Albano of Pompton Plains has been named the assistant women's and men's cross-country coach at Felician College, first-year Golden Falcon head coach Rob DeCarlo Jr. announced today.
Albano is a 2014 graduate of Felician and is the most decorated cross-country runner in the history of its men's program. In his final year of athletic eligibility in 2012-13, he was named Felician's Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year and the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Albano was a two-time Academic All-American and a two-time all-East Region runner. He was the first male to win back-to-back CACC Runner of the Year awards.
Albano was named the CACC Runner of the Week 18 times during his four-year Golden Falcon career. He owns a BA in elementary education and natural science & mathematics from Felician, and New Jersey teaching certifications in elementary education (K-6) and middle school science (5-8).
Albano is the head boys' track & field coach at Pequannock Township High School of Pompton Plains, his alma mater. He teaches sixth-grade science at Valley Middle School in Oakland.
Felician is a member of NCAA Division II. Both Golden Falcon cross-country teams begin the 2015 campaign at the Monmouth University Kickoff on Saturday, September 5, at Thompson Park in Lincroft.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.