Nick Giaquinto
Date of birth: (1955-04-04) April 4, 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Connecticut
 As player:
Miami Dolphins
Washington Redskins
Playing stats at

Nicholas Albert Giaquinto (born April 4, 1955 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins, where head coach Joe Gibbs nicknamed him "The Trashman" for his ability to fill many roles on the team.[1] During the 1983 season, Giaquinto played as the first H-Back in NFL history.[2] He played in the 1982 and 1983 Super Bowls with the Redskins and retired after the 1983 season, ending his four-year NFL career. He played college football at the University of Connecticut and the University of Bridgeport, after attending Stratford High School. He holds the single game rushing record at UConn of 277 yards in 1976 versus Holy Cross.

Currently, Giaquinto is the head baseball coach at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, a position he has held since prior to the 1989 season.[3]

Head coaching recordsEdit

The following is a list of Giaquinto's yearly records as an NCAA Division I head baseball coach. Although Giaquinto has coached Sacred Heart since the start of the 1989 season, Sacred Heart did not join Division I until the start of the 2000 season.

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Sacred Heart Pioneers (Northeast Conference) (2000–present)
2000 Sacred Heart 12-38 6-16 5th (North)
2001 Sacred Heart 22-23 12-10 4th (North)
2002 Sacred Heart 20-27 14-13 5th
2003 Sacred Heart 13-29 7-17 10th
2004 Sacred Heart 12-36 10-14 7th
2005 Sacred Heart 20-33 16-8 2nd NEC Tournament
2006 Sacred Heart 26-30 14-9 t-4th NCAA Regional
2007 Sacred Heart 22-31 12-15 5th
2008 Sacred Heart 12-41 10-18 6th
2009 Sacred Heart 29-27-1 16-10 2nd NEC Tournament
2010 Sacred Heart 31-27 20-12 2nd
2011 Sacred Heart 34-23 23-9 2nd NCAA Regional
2012 Sacred Heart 25-32 19-13 4th NCAA Regional
2013 Sacred Heart 34-24 23-9 2nd NEC Tournament
Sacred Heart: 312-421 202-173
Total: 312-421 (Div. I)

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

See alsoEdit


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