Joe Cardino didn’t decide he wanted to be a basketballcoach until his senior year of college. He will continue hiscoaching education this season under Steve Howes at CatholicUniversity. His duties include assisting with day-to-dayoperations, video exchange and recruiting.
Cardino was a student assistant coach at Union College inSchenectady, N.Y., in 2011-12. Led by Coach Bob Montana, theDutchmen finished 16-9 and qualified for the four-team LibertyConference Tournament.
Cardino worked under Steve Schulman last season at LehmanCollege in Bronx, N.Y. He contributed to shooting drills, workedwith the Lightning big men and was in charge of video exchange. Hiscoaching helped guard Kelvin Gil attain second-team All-CUNYACrecognition.
This past summer, Cardino worked as the Eric Harrison BasketballCamp in New York City and the Mark Turgeon Basketball Camp at theUniversity of Maryland.
Cardino earned bachelor of arts degrees in economics andclassics at Union College in 2012. Four years prior, he graduatedfrom St. Anthony’s High School in Huntington, N.Y. He was aMerit Scholar (3.95 GPA) and member of the National Honor Society.He was also in charge of retreats for the St. Anthony’sLeadership Team.
Joseph Cardino was born and raised on Long Island in Copiague,N.Y. He is the son of Joe and Denise Cardino. His father was arugby captain at Union.