Albany Resident Named Assistant AD
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Hudson Valley Community College Athletics Director
Drew Marrochello announced today the hiring of Steve Hladio as the college's new
assistant to the director of athletics. Hladio served as an assistant football
coach at the University at Albany from 1996 to 2001.
"When he was at UAlbany, Steve Hladio was selected
to serve as camp coordinator for the NFL's New York Giants," Marrochello said.
"He filled that role successfully for three years, so obviously Steve has a
proven ability to work effectively in demanding, fast-paced, highly charged
During Hladio's time as an offensive line coach at
UAlbany, the Great Danes compiled a 40-13 record. He attended Shippensburg
University on a football scholarship – he was a three-year starter – and he
received a bachelor's degree in education in 1991.
Hladio lives in Albany with his wife, Michele, and
their daughter, Emily.
In the 2001-02 academic year, Hudson Valley's
athletic teams combined to win 65 percent of their contests. The college's
softball team traveled to Illinois for the national championship tournament and
finished second in the country, and the women's basketball team placed seventh
in the nation. Hudson Valley's football team won the Northeast Football
Conference, and the baseball and bowling squads each added a Mountain Valley
Conference title. Additionally, three Vikings earned Region III
Player-of-the-Year status and eight were honored with All-American status.