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Athletic Spotlight: Coach Palmisano

At the High School we are lucky enough to have an exceptional group of coaches; Coach Palmisano is no exception. Many of you would probably know him best from his month as an EHS chaplain intern, which sadly came to an end within the past few weeks, as a part of his time as a student at the Virginia Theological Seminary next door. Nevertheless, distance track athletes continue to look forward to seeing him at afternoon practice. The Episcopal High School cross country and track programs are beyond fortunate to have this former D1 athlete on the coaching staff.

Palmisano first joined The High School in the fall of 2016 and within this short period of time has coached 6 seasons of track and cross country. Whether he is in “Nam” timing splits for 1000m repeats, or calling out tips as athletes come around the track for their final lap of the 800m, Coach Palmisano’s running experience from Princeton and Villanova, paired with his positive cheerfulness, proves to be a consistent aspect of the team’s success. As track and cross country runner Rohan Candadai stated, “Coach P always sees the ‘fast’ in people;” he works his hardest to make each and every team member the best athlete they can be.

So, Coach P, thank you for all that you do. Our athletes have been, and forever will be, grateful.