Joseph Brancaccio

Joseph Brancaccio

Joseph Brancaccio first starred in the throwing circle on the Knights’ track and field team, winning 16 conference championships between the hammer, shot putt and discus events. In 1983, Brancaccio became an All-American in the hammer throw and ended his collegiate career with multiple school records and an invitation to compete in the Olympic Development Meet.

Brancaccio was and still remains a very strong part of the Queens College program. Currently, he serves as men’s and women’s assistant track and field coach, where he oversees the team’s throwers while serving as a Queens District Attorney Detective. During his coaching tenure, his throwers contributed to two men’s track and field East Coast Conference Championships and have accounted for more than fifteen selections on the ECC’s All-Conference teams.

For the fourth year, the Queens College Athletics Hall of Fame opens its doors to a celebrated class of athletes, coaches and administrators who have all had a major hand in shaping the proud history of the Knights, including Joseph Brancaccio. Between the nine inductees in the 2015 class, there are a number of conference champions, school record holders, All-Conference and All-American performers, and coaches of the year - all of whom have garnered Queens College regional and national acclaim for their outstanding accomplishments. 

All inductees will be honored at the fourth annual Hall of Fame Dinner/Golf Classic, which takes place on Friday, October 16, during the Queens College Athletics Alumni Weekend. The dinner that celebrates the 2015 class will begin at 6:00 p.m. More information on the inductees and the whole Queens College Athletics Hall of Fame can be found at http://www.queensknights.com/hof.