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Rowan hires veteran coach to lead new center

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John Giannini will lead Rowan University's new Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact.
John Giannini will lead Rowan University's new Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact. - ()

Rowan University has hired John Giannini to lead the new Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact.

The center will examine the role that sports communication and media play in relating the sports world to broader issues, promote positive cultural change and expand and enrich student experiences through internships, mentoring and guest speaking programs.

Giannini coached at La Salle University for 14 seasons and at the University of Maine for eight seasons. He holds a Ph.D. in kinesiology with a specialization in sports psychology.

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JJ Cherry Hill July 18, 2018 4:33 pm

Prior to the University of Maine job, he was the basketball coach at Rowan, during which time they won a D=III national Championship.

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