Jeana Fuccillo enters her third season as the assistant swimming and diving coach after serving as a volunteer coach and team manager during the 2009-10 season. Fuccillo has experience as a collegiate student-athlete and a familiarity with the NAU athletic department.
Fuccillo was a four-year letterwinner at UCLA helping the Bruins to a pair of second place finishes in the Pac-10 Conference during her career. She was a three-time top-eight finisher at the Pac-10 Championships and served as team captain her senior season.
As an upperclassman, Fuccillo worked as a recruiting coordinator and organized recruiting trips for potential student-athletes. She also gained experience as a student-athlete academic mentor advising freshmen student-athletes.
Following her collegiate swimming career, Fuccillo worked as an academic graduate assistant in the NAU athletic department while pursing her graduate studies in the college of education. As a graduate assistant, she helped the academic coordinators in eligibility and performance of student-athletes.
While in Flagstaff, Fuccillo gained coaching experience working with the Flagstaff Peaks Aquatic Club. She remains active at the club level coaching 8-13 age group swimmers.
Prior to swimming at UCLA, Fuccillo was the Illinois High School Swimmer of the Year, a Junior National Champion, Olympic Trials qualifier (2000 and 2004), National Junior Team member and US National Finalist.
Fuccillo, a native of St. Louis, Mo., was an Athletic Director’s Honor Roll selection at UCLA and earned her undergraduate degree in sociology in 2007. She completed her master’s degree in educational psychology and human relations at NAU in December 2009.