Football Coach Bio
|Title:||Assistant Offensive Line Coach|
Vincent Giacalone begins his first season as the Mountain Hawks’ assistant offensive line coach. Giacalone comes to Lehigh from Carnegie Mellon where he was a three-year varsity letterwinner then Assistant Coach for the past two seasons. While there, he served as Wide Receivers coach in 2010 before working with the tackles and tight ends in 2011. Giacalone was the Offensive Video Coordinator, managing the capture and distribution of games and practices to coaches, players and opponents. He served as Co-Recruiting Coordinator as well.
“Vinny is a very bright and passionate young football coach whom I believe will be an outstanding fit to our staff and will also relate very well to our players,” said Lehigh head coach Andy Coen. “Vinny is very familiar dealing with student athletes who face the same challenges as our players at Lehigh, managing their time to be the best student and player they can be. I am very excited to welcome Vinny to our Lehigh family.”
Vincent’s brother Frank (Lehigh ’10) was a starting offensive lineman for the Mountain Hawks and a member of the 2010 National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society. The prestigious honor went to senior starters or significant substitutes achieving a 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout the entire course of undergraduate study, and meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.
“Frank was extremely excited when he came to Lehigh,” said Vincent. “My whole family was able to go through that whole experience again with me. It’s the second go-around for our family.”
Vincent played at Carnegie Mellon from 2005-08, serving as starting tight end during the 2006 season, while also impressing in the classroom. He graduated with a strong 3.3 GPA, earning a Bachelor of Arts in History and Policy. Giacalone went on to earn his Education Certification from Chatham College and is expected to finish his Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology (from California University of Pennsylvania) this coming December.
“I’ve always loved teaching and always loved football,” said Vincent. “Coaching is the best of both. Hopefully I’ll be able to help Lehigh football get that next win and take that next step.”