Women’s Varsity Basketball
Vince Granito, Ph.D. has been the coach of LCCC Women’s Basketball Coach since 2015. Since taking over, the program has excelled at the offensive end of the floor. His teams have been ranked in the top third of the country in scoring, free throws, and three-point efficiency. He has coached six of the top ten scorers on the LCCC career scoring list, and several players who have won OCCAC Player of the Week and All-Conference awards. The 2017 team was an Honorable Mention NJCAA All-Academic Team and the 2018 team was runner-up in the Region 12 Division III Championship.
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 high school 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 in sport and exercise psychology. He is past president of the Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology through the American Psychological Association. He has won numerous teaching awards including the Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award from the American Psychological Association in 2013. In 2014, Dr. Granito was inducted into the Wickliffe High School Achievement Hall of Fame for his work as an educator and coach. He also works as a coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers Academy Youth Development Program, where he coaches summer camps and clinics. He and his wife, Laura, live with their son, Andrew, and daughter, Alyssa, in Garfield Heights.