Bob Luciano begins his first year as a throws coach for The University of Scranton men’s and women’s track and field teams in the 2018-19 season. Luciano spent the last 10 years coaching javelin throwers at Moravian, where he coached eight NCAA Division III national qualifiers.
“I have known Coach Luciano for years and with his passion, high energy, and thorough knowledge of the sport I know he will be a great addition to The University of Scranton track and field program,” stated head coach Ozzie Brown about the addition of Luciano to his coaching staff.
Highlighting his tenure at Moravian was leading two Greyhounds to individual national championships in the javelin competition at the NCAA Division III national championship meet. Luciano coached Gary Zack to the 2011 national title before matching the feat with Mary Kate Duncan in 2017.
In addition to coaching two national champions, Luciano mentored numerous other Moravian javelin throwers to top-five finishes at the Division III Track and Field National Championships.
Luciano earned the 2012 USTFCCCA Mideast Assistant Male Coach of the Year for coaching three javelin throwers ranked in the top 20 in the Division III national rankings. In 2017, he coached three javelin throwers ranked in the top 10 in the country.
Prior to his time at Moravian, Luciano was the throws coach at Division I Lafayette in the mid-1990’s. During his four years with the Leopards, he coached six different athletes to set six of the eight outdoor school throwing records. Highlighting his tenue at Lafayette was coaching Harrison Bailey, who set the Patriot League record in the discus, won two Patriot League discus titles, and earned a second place finish at the prestigious Penn Relays.
Luciano has coached numerous post collegiate throwers. Most recently, he coached Andy Fahringer who earned a seventh place finish in the javelin at the 2017 U.S. National Championships.