Lauren Pallone enters her second season as the head coach for Falcon Swimming. Pallone comes to Albertus Magnus having previously been the assistant at her alma mater, Central Connecticut State University. During her time as an assistant at CCSU she helped coach two NCAA Championship Division I qualifiers, and numerous Northeast Conference champions.
The Falcons participated in 11 events in their first varsity season. Albertus picked up its first-ever victory on Jan. 18 with a 104-90 win over Rhode Island College to split a tri-match that day. The Falcons took eighth in their first appearance in the GNAC Tournament.
Prior to her time at CCSU, Lauren also served one year as an assistant coach at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where she helped coach a NCAA Championship Division III qualifier, and was the head coach of Camillus Swim Club in Syracuse, NY for two years.
Pallone has also been the head coach of the Blue Devil Swim Club, a USA Swimming program in New Britain, CT. She has been associated with the club for twelve years and has overseen the daily operation of the club; including writing workouts, meet management and scheduling. She has helped produce many state, regional, junior national, and national qualifiers during her years with the Club.
Prior to her coaching career, Pallone was an accomplished collegiate swimmer at CCSU. Primarily a sprinter for the Blue Devils, competing in both the freestyle and breaststroke Lauren set the school freshman record in the 100 breaststroke in her first season in New Britain. She was a member of the 2001 Northeast Conference Championship team, was a member of several school relay record-breaking teams, and was named as a captain for the Blue Devils in her senior season.
Lauren holds a Bachelors Degree from Central Connecticut State University in Sociology and recently received a Masters Degree from Quinnipiac University in Special Education. Lauren also has one daughter, Kendall.