Brian Lombardo joined the University at Buffalo track & field coaching staff in January of 2019 as an Assistant Coach in charge of overseeing the jumps and combined events for the Bulls teams.
Lombardo comes to Buffalo after a 10-year coaching stint at nearby Sweet Home High School, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and almost 20 years of coaching experience, along with a storied coaching resume.
Lombardo, a graduate of Canisius College with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Master's Degree in Education, has been teaching and coaching for nearly 20 years in the Western New York Area. Most recently, Lombardo spent the last 10 years at Sweet Home High School where he developed NYS Champions in the high jump, triple Jump, pentathlon, 55HH, 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay. He has been named the ECIC and Amherst Bee Coach of the year.
During his time at Sweet Home, Lombardo developed over 82 Section VI Champions, 45 NY State Medalists, 10 NY State Champions, and 10 All-Americans. His teams at Sweet Home enjoyed a six-year undefeated streak in dual meet competitions that also included ECIC Championship Titles.
Prior to Sweet Home, Lombardo spent six years at Canisius High school, where he saw his student-athletes earn state and national rankings. Lombardo also had an impressive record coaching boys Volleyball at Canisius High School, as he led his Crusaders teams to four consecutive league titles.
As a runner, Lombardo was a standout student-athlete at Canisius College. While at Canisius, Lombardo set school records in the 800m, mile, and was part of several record setting relay teams. Post-collegiately, he competed with the Syracuse Chargers, and was part of the 4 x 800m relay team that won the Milrose Games and The Penn Relays.
A Western New York Native and graduate of Sweet Home High School, Brian currently resides in Amherst with his wife, Sarah, and their three children; Landon, Clara, and Micah.