In this week's segment of "Meet Our Coaches", we are featuring Head Baseball Coach Nick Wajnowski.
Wajnowski guided the Falcons to a bounce-back 2019 season, leading Albertus to an 8-8-1 overall record and an appearance in the Great Northeast Atheltic Conference (GNAC) Tournament Quarterfinals. The women's soccer team made their first post-season appearance since 2017. The duo of Haley Andrews and Katherine Raposo represented the Falcons on the All-GNAC Team, with the former being named to the Second Team and the latter being named to the Third Team.
How many years have you been coaching?
13 Years at Albertus
What sport(s) have you coached?
At Albertus I have been a coach for
- Softball - Asst. Coach
- Men's Basketball - Asst. Coach
- Women's Basketball - Asst. Coach
- Men's Soccer - Asst. Coach
- Women's Soccer - Head Coach
What is your favorite thing about being a coach?
The relationships we build that carry on beyond graduation.
What sport do you coach at Albertus?
What attracted you to Albertus Magnus College?
I was offered a job as the Sports Information Director the summer after I graduated, after an internship in the athletic department. As a 22 year old wanting to pursue a career in college athletics and to have an opportunity to get a start at my Alma mater was an opportunity I could not turn down. There are many classic stories of what the department was like to work at with only 3 Full Time people. You can do a month's worth of content on those stories.
What is your favorite coaching memory at Albertus Magnus?
I am going to give you two -
- Beating Nationally ranked Roger Williams in the ECAC tournament
- Getting to the GNAC Finals in 2016
Favorite Sports Team: I grew up a huge Green Bay Packers fan. Big Brett Favre fan.
Favorite TV Show: Love Seinfeld, Cheers, and The Office
Favorite Pre-Game Song: As a player in college it was a lot of Eminem.
Do you have any special talents, or a surprising thing that someone might not know about you?
My wife and I had our first child in May.
What is one of your hobbies?
Growing a beard
How are you staying active at home?
Going for walks with my wife.