Vince Granito, Ph.D., has been named head coach of the LCCC Women’s basketball team.
Granito has 25 years of coaching experience at the high school level, including the last nine seasons as the head varsity girls coach at Wickliffe High School. Prior to that, he served as head coach of varsity girls
basketball at Andrews School in Willoughby.
Granito is a professor of psychology at LCCC, where he has taught since 2004. He has a master’s degree from John F. Kennedy University and a doctoral degree from Saybrook University in psychology with a specialty in sport and exercise psychology. He is also president of the Sports and Exercise Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.
“Coach Granito brings a lot of experience to the team. I look forward to the positive impact he’ll have on our players and our women’s basketball program,” LCCC Athletic Director Katie Marquard said.
Granito said he is excited about the new coaching opportunity.
“I’m really looking forward to starting the next chapter in my coaching career. Since I teach psychology at LCCC, I feel I can be a valuable resource for the players in terms of services at the school, scheduling classes and general advice on what it takes to be successful as a student and athlete,” Granito said.
Granito has collected several achievements in his coaching career. At Andrews, his team won the only state playoff games for any sport in school history. He is second all-time in coaching wins at Wickliffe High School; including a school-record 17-6 season in 2007 when he was named District Coach
of the Year. He was named the National Federation of State High School’s Coaching Association’s Ohio Girls Basketball Coach of the Year in 2009; and selected to coach the Lake County All-Star team in 2015.
Granito has also won numerous teaching awards, including the Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award from the American Psychological Association in 2013. Learn more about varsity sports at LCCC at