Herkimer College names John Campagna head men's and women's golf coach
Herkimer County Community College has appointed John W. Campagna to the role of head men’s and women’s golf coach in the athletics department.
Campagna, a 1985 SUNY IT graduate and resident of Herkimer, New York, has been an employee of the College since 1991, where he started as a Learning Center Specialist working with student-athletes. Campagna developed the College’s current athletic Academic Code and helped develop Herkimer College’s early student-athlete academic tracking and communication strategies. He took on a more formal Student Athlete Specialist role in 2000, where he was directly responsible for reporting all NJCAA academic compliance information and worked closely with the Director of Athletics.
Campagna most recently worked in the College’s Academic Support Center, continuing his dedication to student-athlete academic success by coaching and tutoring at-risk athletes to help them improve in the classroom, and facilitating regular study group sessions on various courses.
Campagna has spent nearly eight years as the head coach of the boys’ JV basketball team and assistant coach of the varsity track team at Dolgeville High School. Before that, he coached at Herkimer College, overseeing the women’s basketball team from 1990 to 2012, the cross-country team from 1992 to 2001, and the softball team from 1999 to 2001.
In his new role at the helm of the Generals golf program, Campagna will be in charge of recruiting and scouting prospective student-athletes, as well as game and practice planning and player development. Golf is one of the newer collegiate sports on campus, debuting in Spring 2018. During the 2019 season, then-freshman Nicky Visconti, of Little Falls, New York, earned an invite to the 2019 NJCAA Division III Golf Championships. Visconti carded a four-day total of 329 to finish 47th among the 85 golfers who competed in the event.