Peter Zinno enters his third season as an assistant coach for the Red Storm track and field team, where he serves as the sprint coach.
Zinno came to St. John's after 30 years as the men's track and field coach at the New York Institute of Technology, where he was inducted into NYIT's Hall of Fame this past June. In addition to his duties with the men's team, he coached the women's teams from 1979-2002. While at NYIT, 27 of Zinno's athletes earned individual Division II National Collegiate Athletic Association championships, while over 300 were selected as Division II NCAA All-Americans. His men's teams finished in the top three at the NCAA Championships three times, while the women's squad accomplished that feat twice.
Internationally, Zinno's athletes have medals in every major competition, inclucing the Olympics, the Goodwill Games, the World Championships, Pan American Games and the Commonwealth Games.
Zinno served as the head manager for the USA Track and Field men's team at the 2004 Indoor World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. He assisted in coaching and served as chief administrator of the athletics delegation. Over his international coaching career, Zinno has also been the Head Coach and two-time assistant for the U.S. National Team at the Olympic Festival, in addition to the Head Coach for the Jamaican and U.S. teams at the World University Games.
Along with being added to the St. John's staff, Zinno was recently named as the head manager for Team USA at the 2004 Indoor World Championships being held in Budapest, Hungary. As head manager, he will assist in coaching, along with acting as the chief administrator of the athletics delegation. Over his international coaching career, Zinno has also been a two-time assistant for the U.S. National Team and the Jamaican Team at the World University Games.