|Title:||Head Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Coach|
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.
|Title:||Asst. Cross Country / Track & Field Coach|
Stephen LoBianco starts his third season as assistant coach of the York College cross country team as well as the distance coach for the track program. LoBianco brings a wealth of experience to the Spartan squad.
LoBianco's 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, Steven Childress, and Aaron Robertson as they went 1-2-3 at the CAC Championships as the Spartans earned their first ever cross country championship. He also helped guide Hartung to an appearance in the NCAA Division III Championships.
As an undergrad at Shippensburg University, he was a four-year varsity athlete in cross country and track & field. He was captain of the Red Raider cross country team as well as the distance squad in track. During his time at Shippensburg, he also competed with his team at nationals.
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 competes for the Bauer Shoes running team and recently completed his first marathon in 2:35.05.
Prior to his coming to York, LoBianco served as an assistant coach with track & field at Northeastern High School, where he concentrated on pole-vault and distance running.
|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 Erick Camodeca. 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.
|Title:||Asst. Cross Country Coach|
Andrew Friesema returns to York as an assistant coach after a successful four-year varsity athlete for the Spartans in cross country and track & field. He was captain of the Spartans cross country and track & field programs both his junior and senior year. During his senior campaign, Friesema helped lead the men’s track & field squad to their first Capital Athletic Conference team title in 19 years.
Since wrapping up his collegiate career, Friesema has become the head coach at York Country Day School for the coed middle school cross country program. In addition, he has continued training to compete at local races and is in the process of starting an elite track club for local post-collegiate athletes.
Upon graduate in December 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in finance, he plans to begin attending graduate school in the spring and take on a graduate assistant/assistant coaching role.