Marco Sifoni joins the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development today as our new Coordinator of Institute Programming. Marco will bring his wealth of experience in coaching and education to the role, where he’ll be responsible for managing Neumann’s team chaplaincy program, seasonal student-athlete commissioning ceremonies, the Knights of Reflection program, and other leadership formation activities.
“I am excited to welcome Marco to the Institute family. Spend five minutes with him and you will know why,” said Institute director Lee DelleMonache. “Not only does he have solid experience with college and high school athletic programs but most importantly, his engaging personality and strong faith-filled values fit beautifully with Neumann’s Catholic Franciscan identity.”
Marco recently earned his M.Ed. in educational leadership from Temple University, where he also received his B.S. in sport and recreation management. He has worked with college and high school athletes and coaches for over six years, including his four years as the manager of Temple men’s basketball under Head Coach Fran Dunphy. Marco has also interned in Athletics at Father Judge High School, has worked with the Philadelphia Phillies, and is the head coach for St. Timothy’s high school CYO team and assistant coach for Neumann Goretti’s varsity girls soccer team.
“I’m excited to be at Neumann,” said Marco. “When I first arrived I felt it was a very family oriented environment. I’m excited to express my spirituality, personality, and values, and to bring those to student-athletes, coaches, and team chaplains.”
The Institute is excited to have Marco and his dedication to student-athletes at Neumann. Please join us in welcoming him to the Institute!