Paul Longano is in his second year as the assistant coach of the Xavier University men's and women's cross country and track and field programs.
"I am very excited to add someone with Paul's experience to our third year track program. He has great rapport with his student-athletes and will work tirelessly to move our program forward. Paul will work a newest facet of our program, sprinters and hurdlers."
Longano started his coaching career at Mariemont City Schools where he was the assistant varsity track coach. He was later promoted to head coach of the junior high school program and then moved on to lead the high school team. During his time at Mariemont, Longano also served at an assistant junior high and varsity football coach. While at Mariemont, Longano helped lead his girl's track and field team to the 1998 League Championship, 1998 District Championship and the men to a 1996 District and Regional Championship.
After Mariemont, Longano coached at the Three Rivers School District where he was the head varsity cross country coach and strength coordinator as well as the assistant varsity track coach. While working at Three Rivers, Longano saw his track and field team win four league championships and two district championships. Also under Longano's lead both the men's and women's cross country teams won three consecutive league championships, while the women moved on to win two district championships. The women's team went on to win the State DII Cross Country Championships in 2004.
Longano, a 1998 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and then went on to graduate in 2006 from Xavier with a master's degree in sports administration. He is USA Track and Field Level I certified. Longano currently resides in Cincinnati with his wife Bernadette, and children Thomas (4), Tony (2), and Teresa (4 mo.).