Assistant Coach, Throwing Events
Tony Naclerio is one of America’s foremost authorities on the throwing events. He has over 30 years of experience in coaching the throwing events, and he served as the U.S. Throwing Coach at the 1996 Olympics.
He has developed this reputation because of his ability to take a novice and develop him into a championship athlete. His most notable protégé, Mark Murro, was a 1968 Olympian and the first American to throw a javelin over 300 feet.
An extremely dedicated coach, Naclerio has given clinics worldwide and has coached several US teams. Prior to his appointment to the Olympic coaching staff, he coached the USA throwers in the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan and was also on the staff at the 1995 World University Games in Japan. He serves as the national coordinator for throws for USA Track & Field, and has written a book entitled, “Teaching Progressions of the Shot Put, Discus, and Javelin.”
Tony lives in Rockaway with his wife, Louise and their daughter, Gemma (17)