Tony Volpone named Castleton football coach
CASTLETON — Tony Volpone will be introduced Thursday as the third head football coach in the history of Castleton State College. Castleton Dean of Administration Scott Dikeman made the announcement Monday, with Thursday's press conference slated to begin at 12:30 p.m.
“To stand out among nearly 200 candidates really speaks to the kind of person coach Volpone is,” said Dikeman, who chaired the search committee.
“There were a lot of candidates who could coach football, but coach Volpone hits the mark in every area we were looking. He's a great fit and we are excited to get him on campus in time for spring football and hit the ground running.”
Volpone has spent the past seven seasons at Endicott College as associate head coach and offensive coordinator, and was instrumental in transitioning the program from a three-win team in his first season to a perennial power in the New England region.
In his time at Endicott the offense broke many program records. His squad broke or tied 11 NEFC records while producing six All-America nominations, three ECAC All-Star selections, 31 All-Conference selections, four Academic All-Americans, two NEFC Rookie of the Year award-winners and a NEFC and ECAC Player of the Year award-winner.
Volpone brings 15 years of coaching experience along with his wife Aida and young son Charlie to the Castleton community.