Lady Warriors Win Pacific League Championship for Track and Field!

In their second season of track and field, the Rock Academy Warriors won their first Pacific League Championship coming by means of the spikes of the Women’s Track and Field Team. The Pacific League of the Coastal Conference is composed of six schools, Escondido Charter, Horizon, Maranatha Christian, Pacific Ridge, and Tri-City Christian. The competition during the season was very close between all the schools, and the final decision for the league championship came down to the final League Meet of the season on April 26th at Calvin Christian High...

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Track & Field

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Coach's Corner

Dr. Joseph Fucella

This month in Coaches’ Corner we are featuring our Head Varsity Men and Women’s Cross Country Coach, Joseph Fucella.

Coach Fucella founded the Rock Academy’s Cross Country program in 2011 because of the interest of two students. In its second season the Men’s team competed in the San Diego Section CIF Championship for Division 5 and our sole woman runner placed 4th in the Pacific League Championships and in the top 20 for the San Diego CIF Finals. The program has grown from 2 to 9 student/athletes in two seasons, and we look forward to fielding complete men and women’s teams for the 2013 Season.

Coach Fucella obtained a bachelor’s of science degree from the College of William and Mary where he ran varsity Cross Country and Track. Because of his love of the sport of running, at William and Mary he took classes in coaching track and field. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from ROTC and was commission as an US Army Second Lieutenant. Coach Fucella honed his leadership and master trainer skills in a long and decorated career as a United States Army Officer. He commanded at every level of leadership from Platoon Leader to Battalion Commander. His last command was of a 500-person combat battalion in Iraq during combat operations in 2003. He retired from the Army in 2004.

Coach Fucella’s military career was a mix of leadership and academics. In 1996 he earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. He used his degree to teach as an associate professor at the United States Military Academy (West Point). Dr. Fucella taught and mentored 100s of future army leaders both in and out of the classroom. In addition to his classroom duties teaching Environmental Engineering, he coached the Varsity Nordic Cross Country Ski team and felicitated small group Bible Studies for West Point Cadets.

As an athlete, while attending four different high schools Fucella earned varsity letters in 5 sports; football, soccer, wrestling, cross country and track and field. In his senior year he turned his attention to running. His focus resulted in placing first in the High School Cross Country Finals in Germany. In college, he was a walk-on to the cross country and track programs at William and Mary. His specialty was the 800 meter race for in-door and out-door track.  

Dr. Fucella currently resides in Coronado with his lovely wife Rita. They have been married for 30 years and have 6 children, two of whom currently attend the Rock. Fucella directs a large environmental program as a contractor for the United States Navy in San Diego.