Stephen LoBianco is entering his seventh season leading the Spartans' cross country and track & field programs. LoBianco was named head coach in August of 2013.
In his first year as head coach, LoBianco oversaw Tim Hartung's return to nationals as the senior earned his second consecutive All-American honors in cross country. He also mentored Jess Miller as she became the first women's cross country runner to earn an invitation to the Division III National Championships.
During the 2014 indoor season, Hartung returned to nationals where he earned All-American honors in both the 5K and the 3K. In the spring, Hartung picked up two more All-American finishes in the 10K and the 5K.
Hartung capped his career as a seven-time All-American while he was also a two-time Capital One Academic All-America. Hartung was also named the York College Daniel Klinedinst Award winner signifying the outstanding senior male athlete.
LoBianco's 2010 inaugural season with the Spartan track and field team, he predominantly worked with the distance squad, where success was had with Mandy Parshall’s individual title in the 5k, as well as Hartung’s individual title in the 10k. That year also marked the first time since 1992 that the Men’s Track & Field team earned a CAC Championship. This was also followed by an NCAA Track & Field All-American 8th place effort by Ben Edwards in the 400m hurdles.
In LoBianco's second year, the Capital Athletic Conference held an official indoor championship for the first time and the Spartans flourished. LoBianco helped mentor many of the mid-distance and distance athletes to points earning conference finishes and school records. Later in the spring, Jasmine Smith qualified for NCAA Track & Field Nationals in the long jump.
As year three progressed, LoBianco saw the mid-distance and distance squads become a strong force within the conference, with them once again securing multiple individual champions in events such as the Men’s and Women’s 5k and mile indoor and the Men’s and Women’s 5k and 10k outdoor. LoBianco also coached Hartung to his first NCAA Track & Field Nationals appearance as he qualified in the 5k and 10k. Hartung was able to secure NCAA All-American status in the 10k with a 7th place finish on his way to a school record. 2013 also saw Phil Cavaluchi qualify for NCAA Track & Field Nationals in the long jump, where he had a fantastic 9th place finish.
In 2014, LoBianco's Spartans had a banner indoor season as four Spartans earned first team All-CAC honors as Tim Hartung was named the CAC Indoor Co-Athlete of the Year. On the women's side, four Spartans earned first team finishes while three others had runner-up performances. On the outdoor side, Hartung and Robert Doster both earned All-CAC honors as they both earned invitations to the NCAA Division III championships. Jenna Roberts was the Spartans' lone outdoor track and field winner as she was victorious in the 3000 steeplechase.
The 2015 outdoor campaign saw the Spartans host the Capital Athletic Conference championships at Graham Field. Caroline DeLany and Jess Miller each earned first team honors at the championships while Miller also earned a second place finish. On the men's side, Doster and Michael Stetson each won events at the championships. Doster would go on to earn his second straight NCAA Championship appearance as he qualified for nationals in the javelin.
LoBianco was named the women's cross country coach of the year in 2017 en route to a second consecutive CAC championship. In 2017, LoBianco also coached the men's cross country squad to their first NCAA championship appearance in school history. LoBianco coached three members of the all-CAC team on the men's side and four members of the all-CAC team on the women's team.
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. Coach - Pole Vault|
Jacob Sanders is entering his third season as the pole vault coach at York College PA.
In his first season, the York men's pole vault squad scored an unprecedented 22 points in the indoor conference championship. This was due to Darris Rodrigues becoming the first pole vaulter in York history to achieve first place at the meet as well as teammates Kevin Landis, Brian Koonce and Brandon Tocket placing third, fourth and eighth respectively.
Prior to York, Sanders coached Westminster High School's Track and Field program for two years. Amongst the pole vaulters he oversaw, Alex Howell claimed the girl's county record and a second place state finish and Alex Hall finished his high school career with the boy's school record and a second place state finish while Mike Richardson secured eighth at the state meet as well.
Sanders began his coaching career as a personal trainer nearly six years ago where he learned the fundamental training principles that still guide him to this day.
|Title:||Asst. Coach - Distance|
|Title:||Asst. Coach - Throws|
Sarah Brotzman begins her second season as the Throws Coach at York College and her fifth year coaching at the collegiate level with the 2018-19 season.
Throughout Brotzman’s first year as the throws coach at YCP, she helped to lead several athletes to placing in the Top Eight at both the Indoor and Outdoor CAC Track and Field Championships as well as watch as several YCP school records were broken.
During the indoor season, Gabby Emeigh placed 8th in women’s shot and 6th in women’s weight throw, while Sydney Fitzwater broke the women’s shot record from 2013. Moving into outdoor, Emeigh was a standout again as she not only placed 8th in Hammer and 3rd in Javelin at the conference championship meet, but also broke the 11 year old women’s hammer record from 2007. Fitzwater also earned herself a spot on the podium at the outdoor championships where she placed third in Women’s Discus, and narrowly missed matching the school record in the same event by .01 meters.
Before coaching at YCP, Brotzman was the inaugural Throws Coach for the PSU-Harrisburg Track and Field team. Throughout her three years there, Brotzman coached over 10 CAC place winners, with standout representation coming from Joseph Rebarchak (2017 CAC Men's Javelin Champion) and Cameron Yon (2016 CAC Men's Discus Champion). In 2016, Brotzman coached Yon to becoming the first NCAA All-American (3rd in Men's Discus) in any sport in the history of the school. His 2016 performances also qualified him for the USTFCCCA Junior Olympics Championships in California. In 2017, Yon placed 10th at the NCAA DIII Championships, and 3rd at Penn Relays where he competed against throwers from across all NCAA division levels.
A throws standout herself and graduate of Shippensburg University, Brotzman earned two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference titles in the discus and nine All-PSAC titles that helped contribute to four indoor and four outdoor PSAC team titles. By maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5 and being nationally ranked in the discus and hammer, Brotzman also was awarded three NCAA Academic All-American honors throughout her collegiate career.
In 2017, Brotzman achieved Summa Cum Laude while earning a Master’s Degree from Messiah in Higher Education with a split concentration in Student Affairs and Collegiate Athletic Leadership. Brotzman currently works for the Residence Life and Housing Office at York College as the Area Coordinator for West Campus.