D211 Post: Anzalone New Head of Hawks Boys Track
Vito Anzalone has been named head boys track and field coach at Hoffman Estates High School. Anzalone takes over the program from Tyrone Jones, who stepped down earlier this year after 11 seasons as the Hawks head coach.
“While we are sad to see Coach Jones step down, we are proud to see Coach Anzalone move into a more prominent roll with the team,” said Hoffman Estates High School Principal Josh Schumacher. “Vito’s connection with our student-athletes will be beneficial in their continued growth and development, and we’re excited to hand him the reins of the program.”
Anzalone spent last year as the assistant varsity coach for boys track, as well as the assistant coach for boys cross country team. Prior to joining HEHS, Anzalone volunteered for various coaching duties at Wheeling High School. In his past two seasons with the Hawks, he assisted in leading the team to MSL indoor and outdoor championships, two sectional appearances, and two state championship appearances. As a student-athlete at Prospect High School, Anzalone made three state appearances and set two school records in the 4×100 and 4×200 relays.
“Vito was very involved in the success our Hawks runners have had the past couple of years,” said Hoffman Estates High School Athletic Director Steve Lacni. “We are looking forward to continued success with him taking over the head coaching job.”
Anzalone graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2016 with a bachelors of science degree in Mathematics with a teaching option. He joined the mathematics department at Hoffman Estates High School in August 2016.