|Title:||Head Cross Country Coach|
Stephen LoBianco was named the York College head cross country and track & field coach on August 19, 2013. He replaced Erick Camodeca who took a job at Division I Loyola University. LoBianco served three years on Coach Camodeca's staff before stepping into the head role of the Spartan program.
LoBianco's 2010 inaugural season with the Spartan cross country squad proved a tremendous one as he saw Mandy Parshall capture York's first-ever individual conference championship in women's cross country. Additionally, he helped the Green and White to a pair of quality third-place team finishes at the annual Capital Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.
During year two, LoBianco helped mentor Tim Hartung and Steven Childres, as they went 1-2 at the CAC Championships as the Spartans earned their first ever Cross Country championship. Hartung continued his great season with a ninth place finish at NCAA regionals. LoBianco also helped guide Hartung to York’s first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Championships.
As year three progressed, LoBianco saw the Men’s Cross Country team win its second straight CAC Championships, with Hartung repeating as CAC individual champion. Hartung continued his success at NCAA Regionals where he placed fifth while helping the Men’s team to a program history high finish of 7th. LoBianco then helped coach Hartung to York’s first ever NCAA Cross Country All-American, as Hartung finished 7th at NCAA Cross Country Nationals.
In his first year as head coach, LoBianco has continued the success of the Cross Country program with many program firsts. For the third straight year, the Men’s Cross Country team were CAC Champions and Hartung captured his third straight individual title. The team went on to tie the program’s highest NCAA Regional finish with a 7th place finish, while for the first time in program history two athletes earned All-Region accolades. LoBianco was able to once again coach Hartung at nationals, where for the second year in a row he was able to become an NCAA Cross Country All-American with a 24th place finish. On the women’s side there were many firsts as well. LoBianco coached Caroline DeLany and Jess Miller, as they went 1-2 at the CAC championships for the first 1-2 finish in program history. The success continued after the Women’s team placed 8th at NCAA Regionals as a team, the first top ten finish in program history. LoBianco was able to see Miller receive All-Region accolades and be York’s first female cross country runner to compete at NCAA Cross Country Nationals.
As an undergrad at Shippensburg University, he was a four-year varsity athlete in cross country and track & field. LoBianco is a 2007 graduate of Shippensburg University with a BS in Business Administration.
After college he continues to run and train for local road races and track meets. He recently completed his first marathon in 2:35.05.
|Title:||Asst. Cross Country Coach|
Bryan Beegle joins the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country team as an assistant coach for the 2013 season. Bryan comes to the Spartans after a wildly successful athletic career at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a graduate degree in May 2012.
Beegle will be an asset for the team with his experience as a two-time NCAA Division II All-American. Beegle competed in the 1500 (3:49), 3k (8:26), 5k (14:22), and the DMR (9:47) in his time at Shippensburg. He has a national championship under his belt with the 2011 indoor DMR team and he was a Division II Indoor All-American in 2011 in the 5k. Beegle will be able to coach his athletes from his experience as a hard-worker. He finished his career with eight NCAA Division II Provisional qualifying times.
Beegle will also be a great role model for the Spartans with his strong academic background. He earned a 2012 Capital One All Academic Team nod, along with being an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship recipient. Look for Coach Beegle to push the Spartan runners to the next level in the classroom and on the course for the 2013 season.
|Title:||Asst. Cross Country Coach|
Rich Achtzehn has been involved in Spartan athletics for nearly
40 years. He has served as an assistant professor in education, the
Spartan wrestling coach, and the Spartan track & field coach in
addition to his duties with the cross country squads.
York's former cross country head coach, Achtzehn now serves the program as an assistant and mentor to new head coach Stephen LoBianco. Achtzehn's years of experience will prove a valuable asset to the Spartan squad.
Achtzehn’s teams at York College have never been strangers to success as he led the wrestling team to a fourth place finish at the NAIA team championships and four other top 20 finishes. He also led the Spartan track and field team to two CAC titles and twice earned CAC Coach-of-the-Year honors.
Achtzehn resides in Dallastown, PA, with his wife, Terry.