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Rocco Constantino
Rocco Constantino
Title: Athletic Director
Phone: 805-730-4192
Email: rfconstantino@pipeline.sbcc.edu

Rocco began his tenure as the Director of Athletics at Santa Barbara City College in July of 2017. He came to SBCC after previously working at Bloomfield College, an NCAA Division II school in New Jersey as the Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Softball Coach for nine years. 

During Constantino's first year at SBCC, the Vaqueros finished 10th in the CCCAA in the NATYCAA Cup supremacy standings which measures the overall success of athletic programs in the postseason.  The Vaqueros were also the top ranked Western State Conference team in the standings.  These represented the best finishes for SBCC in the cup's history.  The Vaqueros won six WSC titles and had three top three finishes in the CCCAA, including the Women's Water Polo team which won a state championship.  

Constantino currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Athletics Roundtable and is the President of the Southern California Football Association American Pacific Division.  

During Constantino's nine years as the Head Softball Coach at Bloomfield, the program averaged 23 wins a season after averaging just nine wins per season prior to 2007 in the Division II era. Constantino accumulated 209 wins in his nine seasons as Bloomfield's head coach. With a win over Mercy on April 1, 2015, Constantino became just the third Central Athletic Collegiate Conference (CACC) coach to reach 200 wins in the Division II era.

BC's best season under Constantino came in 2009 when the Lady Deacons finished 33-15 and set the mark for wins in a single season during the Division II era. The club finished third in the CACC regular season standings and placed third in the CACC Tournament, winning three postseason games. The Deacons' banner season earned Constantino CACC and ECAC Coach of the Year honors. 

During his tenure at Bloomfield, Constantino coached players who have made All-CACC teams 24 times, and coached eight All-East Region players. He has also coached two CACC Rookies of the Year and one CACC Player of the Year.  Constantino served as the NCAA Representative at the 2010 NCAA East Regional Softball Tournament and served on the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee from 2008-2010.

Serving many roles at Bloomfield, Constantino was also an Assistant Director of Athletics, ran the school's division of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was the CACC representative for SAAC. He helped Bloomfield College student-athletes volunteer for organizations like the Embrace Kids Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Team IMPACT.  He also served as the school’s Head Women’s Soccer Coach from 2006-09 and still holds the most wins for a head coach in women’s soccer during the Division II era

Constantino served as the Director of Athletics at New Providence High, a Blue Ribbon School District, in New Jersey from 2015-2017. During his two years at New Providence, the athletics teams won nine sectional championships and two overall New Jersey Group 2 State Championships. Thirty-three student-athletes moved on to play college sports, including seven on the NCAA Division I level. He also served on the Mid-State 38 Football Executive Committee from 2015-17.

A coach at the high school level for 10 years prior to taking over the program at Bloomfield, Constantino served as an assistant softball coach under John Galante at North Arlington High and Carl Corino at Belleville High, two of the most respected coaches in New Jersey high school softball history who combined for more than 1,000 career wins and multiple sectional championships.

A graduate of Belleville High, Constantino graduated from New Jersey City University and graduated with a degree in English/Journalism with a concentration in Writing in 1998. His undergraduate degree completed, he then traveled to Kean University (NJ), where he completed his teaching certification and accumulated 30 graduate credits. He earned his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University in 2014.

A baseball and football enthusiast, Constantino also worked as a Feature Columnist, covering the New York Jets for Bleacher Report. He published his first book, 50 Moments that Defined Major League Baseball, through Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in 2016.

Born in Belleville, New Jersey, Constantino currently resides in Santa Barbara.