SJS Hires Vince Arduini as New Athletic Director

Matt Snively
Vince Arduini, currently Assistant Dean of Students at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will assume the position of Director of Athletics at St. John's School beginning July 1, 2011. Mr. Arduini began his teaching and coaching career at Davidson College and later spent eight years as an assistant football coach at Harvard University under legendary Ivy League head football coach Joe Restic. From 1995-2002, Arduini was the head football coach and Assistant Athletic Director at Kenyon College. For the past nine years Arduin has held several different administrative positions at the Pine Crest School, one of the most highly selective and academically rigorous independent schools in Florida. Pine Crest also has a strong athletic tradition and routinely sends graduates to a variety of Division 1 and Division 3 programs including two-time Gatorade high school basketball player of the year, Brandon Knight, who recently matriculated at the University of Kentucky. Arduini has also served in a coaching and advisory role to both the football program and athletic department.
Vince Arduini, currently Assistant Dean of Students at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will assume the position of Director of Athletics at St. John's School beginning July 1, 2011. Mr. Arduini began his teaching and coaching career at Davidson College and later spent eight years as an assistant football coach at Harvard University under legendary Ivy League head football coach Joe Restic. From 1995-2002, Arduini was the head football coach and Assistant Athletic Director at Kenyon College. For the past nine years Arduin has held several different administrative positions at the Pine Crest School, one of the most highly selective and academically rigorous independent schools in Florida. Pine Crest also has a strong athletic tradition and routinely sends graduates to a variety of Division 1 and Division 3 programs including two-time Gatorade high school basketball player of the year, Brandon Knight, who recently matriculated at the University of Kentucky. Arduini has also served in a coaching and advisory role to both the football program and athletic department.

"Mr Arduini brings to St. John's a combination of high energy and enthusiasm coupled with an outstanding background at institutions with demanding academic programs," said St. John's headmaster Mark Desjardins. "He was the unanimous selection of our internal Search Committee and throughout the interview process people found him very personable and committed to developing character through athletics."

Arduini received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Norwich University where he also earned All-American honors as a football player. Arduini and his wife, Margarita, have three children Nick, 26, Marcus, 23 and Joe, 19.
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