Erick Camodeca, the leader of York's men's and women's cross
country and indoor and outdoor track & field programs, brings
an energy and competitive fire to the six Spartan programs which he
oversees. Camodeca, who has been at the helm of the men’s
track & field squad for the previous five campaigns, became the
school’s seventh full-time head coach during the summer of
2010. He is entering his sixth season at the helm of the track
& field programs and third as the head coach of the cross
During his five seasons leading the men’s side, Camodeca has guided the Green and White to 25 All-Capital Athletic Conference performances including eight titles – four of which were captured during the 2011 spring campaign.
The Spartans capture three individual championships in 2010 as they earned their third Capital Athletic Conference team championship. Camodeca was chosen by his peers as the league's Coach-of-the-Year, the Spartans' first such selection since former head coach Rich Achtzehn garnered the accolade in both the 1991 and 1992 seasons.
With his three previous seasons of experience, in which he not only served as the men's track head coach but also an assistant with the cross country program, Camodeca's transition into his newly expanded role as head coach of the cross country program in 2010 proved a smooth one. In 2011, he guided the Spartans to their first-ever Capital Athletic Conference men's cross country championship. He also oversaw the Spartans' first conference champion in women's cross country as Mandy Parshall nabbed the accolade in the fall of 2010.
Camodeca helped Tim Hartung win the Capital Athletic Conference championship in 2011 while Hartung also advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championship race, a first in the men's cross country program. Steven Childress was named the CAC Runner of the Year while Aaron Robertson was named the CAC Rookie of the Year.
A 2006 graduate of Goucher College, Camodeca later served his alma mater as an assistant to both the cross-country and track teams. Additionally, Camodeca has also received Level 1 Certification as appropriated by the United States Track and Field Association.
Camodeca's collegiate career was littered with success. He was part of the recording-setting 400m relay team, until a new school-best was established by the 400m relay team under his tutelage in 2007. Camodeca earned first-team All-CAC honors in 2004 for his efforts in the 400m Relay. He also scored in eight of 13 total events at the Capital Athletic Conference championship during his career.
Camodeca and his fiance, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, reside in Baltimore, Md.