EDWARSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE Track and Field Interim Head Coach Scott Block announced the addition of Joey Pacione as an assistant for the 2015-16 season.
"We are excited to have Coach Pacione join the SIUE Track and Field coaching staff," said Block. "Coach Pacione has a deep understanding of the jumping events and is an excellent communicator. His moral compass aligns perfectly with the values and culture of the program."
Pacione will serve as the jumps coach. A native of Itasca, Illinois, he was a four-time conference champion in the triple jump at Illinois Wesleyan University. He also was a two-time All-Midwest Region performer.
Prior to joining SIUE, Pacione served as the sprints coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead for one year.
Pacione has USTFCCCA TFTC certification and USAW Level 1 Sports performance certification. He also is USATF Level 1 certified, and is certified as a Jumps Specialist by the USTFCCCA.
Pacione holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan.