Meet Coach Vince Granito

Women’s Varsity Basketball

Coach Vince Granito
Coach Vince Granito

Vince Granito, Ph.D. begins his first year as Head Women’s Basketball Coach at LCCC in 2015.

Dr. Granito joins LCCC after a 25 year coaching career at the high school level, including the last 14 seasons as the head varsity girls coach at Andrews-Osborne School in Willoughby and Wickliffe High School. At Andrews-Osborne, his teams won the only state playoff games for any sport in school history. He is 2nd 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. During his varsity coaching tenure: he has coached several players who have won all-league, all-district and all-state honors; coached the team that won the Academic All-Ohio Team award from the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association for having the highest GPA in the state of Ohio in 2008; 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.

Coach Granito graduated from John Carroll University, where he was a two-year letter winner for the varsity football team and winner of the Loyalty Award in 1986. He has been a psychology professor here at LCCC since 2004. He has a Masters degree from John F. Kennedy University and a Doctoral degree from Saybrook University in psychology with a specialty is sport and exercise psychology. He has won numerous teaching awards including the Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award from the American Psychological Association in 2013. He and his wife Laura live with their son Andrew and daughter Alyssa in Garfield Heights.