|Title:||Head Cross Country Coach|
Stephen LoBianco enters his second season at the helm of the Spartans after taking the reigns of the program in August of 2013. LoBianco had served as a Spartan assistant three years prior to him taking over the cross country and track & field programs.
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|
Andrew Friesema began his coaching career with the Spartans in the fall of 2011 as a volunteer assistant for the men and women’s cross country program and since 2012, been an assistant coach for both the cross country and track & field programs, focusing mostly on the middle distance and distance events.
He has shared responsibility with recruiting, meet management, running practices and attending meets. Since 2013, he has assisted head coach Stephen LoBianco with the cross country and track & field programs. Friesema contributed to the success of the men’s three consecutive cross country CAC Conferences Championships from 2011 through 2013 and saw strong finishes by individuals in the mid and long distance track events.
Prior to his coaching career, Friesema graduated from York College as a four-year varsity athlete in cross country and track & field. He captained the 2011 men’s track and field team to their first CAC Championship in 19 years. Friesema is a 2011 graduate of York College with a batchelors in finance.
Friesema balances his coaching duties at YCP with his head coach position of the middle school cross country program at York Country Day.
Most recently Friesema completed his MBA in spring of 2014 from the Graham School of Business at YCP. He continues to train and run competitively in local races and network with York Community to expand the footprint of York College as a former alumnus
|Title:||Asst. Cross Country Coach|
Rich Achtzehn has been involved in Spartan athletics for over 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 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.