|Title:||Asst. TF - Throws|
Cappellano, in her sixth season, brings a very long and successful resume to the Whitworth Track and Field team. A graduate from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), Cappellano competed two seasons on the track and field team while completing her degree in Special Education. Cappellano has coached at the high school level in New Jersey and Deer Park, Washington and most recently at the very successful program at Mead High School. Throwers under Cappellano’s teaching have gone on to earn many state and national honors.
Under Cappellano’s guidance the Whitworth javelin throwers have developed into some of the top throwers in the country. In 2012 she guided five Pirates to All-NWC honors, including the top three placers at the NWC championships. Two of those throwers went on to the NCAA Div. III Championships with one earning All-America honors. In 2011 the Pirates had four Javelin throwers earn All-NWC honors while taking first, second, and third places on the men’s side and had four national qualifiers, a school and conference record holder. Cappellano was honored as the 2011 NCAA West Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year. Coach El has accumulated 13 national qualifiers and six All-Americans in her five seasons of coaching the Pirate Javelin throwers.
She is also very active in distance running and weight lifting and has USATF Level I and II certifications. Cappellano works as a Special Ed teacher at Mead High School and has two sons, Alexander and Sean.