Union-Endicott Alum Tom Baleno ll Is The New Head Football Coach Of The Tigers
Tom Baleno ll is the new head football coach of the Union-Endicott Tigers. The move was approved at last night's U-E Board of Education meeting. Baleno ll takes over after Shane Hurd left the program to become the Assistant Head Coach-Quaterbacks Coach at Cornell University.
Baleno ll began coaching high school football in 1997. He currently is an art teacher in the U-E school district. He has been the defensive coordinator for the Tigers since 2006.
He is a former standout defensive back for the Tigers playing for one of New York State's all-time winningest coaches, Fran Angeline and was a member of the school's 1989 New York State Championship Team.
Following his high school career he played football at Buffalo State where he was a defensive back on their ECAC Championship Team and competed in the NCAA Division III playoffs from 1992-95. He continued his playing career with the BC Jets semi-professional team for four seasons and was a member of their 1997 Empire State Champions.