Joey Pacione joined the SIUE track and field staff in September 2015.
Pacione serves as the sprints, hurdles and jumps coach.
In his first year, SIUE jumpers broke six school recorded and recorded 16 All-Time Top 5 performances. SIUE jumpers accounted for 14 All-Conference accolades and three individual conference title.
Julian Harvey qualified for the NCAA National Championships both indoors and outdoors while earning second team All-American honors each time. Harvey also competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the long jump. Brittney Gibbs also competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in the triple jump.
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. At Moorhead, he coached three conference champions and a national-qualifying 1,600-meter relay team.
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.