Tony Vittorio

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Tony Vittorio
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamWilmington
ConferenceOhio Athletic
Record8–29
Biographical details
BornIndianapolis, Indiana
Alma materHanover College
University of Kentucky
Playing career
1985–1988Hanover
Position(s)Infielder
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990Indiana (asst.)
1991–1994Lincoln Trail CC
1995–1996Kentucky (asst.)
1997–1999IPFW
2000–2017Dayton
2019–presentWilmington
Head coaching record
Overall695–761
TournamentsA-10: 9–14
NCAA: 0–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
A-10: 2009
A-10 Tournament: 2012

Tony Vittorio is a college baseball player and coach. He is currently the head coach of the Wilmington Quakers baseball team. He was the head baseball coach of the Dayton Flyers baseball program. Vittorio has been the head coach at Dayton since the 2000 season, accumulating over 350 wins and overseeing the construction of the Flyers' Woerner Field.[1]

Early years[edit]

Vittorio grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from Southport High School in 1984. He then attended and graduated from nearby Hanover College in 1988 with a double major in business administration and physical education. Vittorio played four years of college baseball at Hanover. Vittorio then attended the University of Kentucky, where he graduated in 1997 with a master's degree in sports management.[1]

Career[edit]

After spending one season as a volunteer assistant at Indiana University, Vittorio landed his first head coaching job at age 24 for the Lincoln Trail Community College Statesmen. In the season prior to his arrival, Lincoln Trail had a 2–48 record, but Vittorio rebuilt the program over four seasons, winning 144 games and sending over twenty players to four-year college programs.[1]

Vittorio then moved to the University of Kentucky, where he spent two years as an assistant coach while working on his master's degree. Vittorio was hired in 1996 by then-Division II school Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), where he spent three seasons coaching the Mastodons, winning a total of 80 games during his tenure.[1]

In the fall of 1999, Vittorio was hired by the University of Dayton, where he has coached since. Prior to Vittorio's arrival, Dayton had had one winning season (1998). In 2001, Vittorio guided the Flyers to a 32–26 record and a second-place finish in the Atlantic 10 West Division, marking Dayton's second winning season and first appearance in the Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament. In 2009, Vittorio was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year after leading the Flyers to a 38–19 record, a program-best 21–6 conference record, and the program's first conference regular season championship. In 2012, Vittorio led the Flyers to their first appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[1][2][3]

Head coaching records[edit]

The following is a table of Vittorio's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[1][4]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Lincoln Trail CC Statesmen (Community College) (1991–1994)
1991 Lincoln Trail CC 20–41
1992 Lincoln Trail CC 39–32
1993 Lincoln Trail CC 40–30
1994 Lincoln Trail CC 45–28
Lincoln Trail CC: 144–131
IPFW Mastodons (Great Lakes Valley Conference) (1997–1999)
1997 IPFW 24–23 8–16 5th (North)
1998 IPFW 30–17 9–9 3rd (North)
1999 IPFW 26–27 7–17 5th (North)
IPFW: 80–67 24–42
Dayton Flyers (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2000–2017)
2000 Dayton 23–32 10–11 4th
2001 Dayton 32–26 15–7 2nd Atlantic 10 Tournament
2002 Dayton 32–21 14–10 4th (West) Atlantic 10 Tournament
2003 Dayton 16–36 4–20 6th (West)
2004 Dayton 25–28 11–13 4th (West)
2005 Dayton 36–23 16–8 2nd (West) Atlantic 10 Tournament
2006 Dayton 33–24 18–9 3rd Atlantic 10 Tournament
2007 Dayton 21–33 9–18 11th
2008 Dayton 31–25 13–14 7th
2009 Dayton 38–19 21–6 1st Atlantic 10 Tournament
2010 Dayton 23–32 12–15 10th
2011 Dayton 32–27 15–9 3rd Atlantic 10 Tournament
2012 Dayton 31–30 17–7 2nd NCAA Regional
2013 Dayton 11–39 3–21 15th
2014 Dayton 24–30 14–13 6th Atlantic 10 Tournament
2015 Dayton 16–38 5–19 12th
2016 Dayton 19–36 8–16 11th
2017 Dayton 20–35 9–15 10th
Dayton: 463–534 214–231
Wilmington Quakers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (2019–present)
2019 Wilmington 8–29 4–14 10th
2020 Wilmington 0–0 0–0
Wilmington: 8–29 4–14
Total: 695–761

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Tony Vittorio bio". Dayton University. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  2. ^ "2012 College Station Regional". CollegeBaseballInsider.com. Sean Ryan and Phil Stanton. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  3. ^ Fulks, Sonny. "Catching Up with Tony Vittorio? Not Likely!". PressProsMagazine.com. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference Standings