|Position:||Passing Game Coordinator/Running Backs Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Notre Dame|
Recruiting Areas – New York (Sullivan, Ulster, Columbia Counties and North), Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland
John Audino joined the Columbia football staff as the tight ends coach/passing game coordinator in March of 2016. He enters the 2017 season as the program's Passing Game Coordinator/Running Backs coach.
Audino spent the past 24 seasons as the head coach at Union, replacing the current Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Football, Al Bagnoli, in the 1992 season after Bagnoli left the Dutchmen to take over at Penn. The former running back at Notre Dame took the Dutchmen to the D-III playoffs five times, and led the team to four Liberty League titles during his tenure.
Altogether, Audino posted the most wins in school history with a record of 152-89, winning eight or more games on nine different occasions. Throughout his time at Union, Audino coached 16 All-Americans, including Gagliardi Trophy finalists Noah Joseph (2012, linebacker), John Peters (2009, linebacker), Tom Arcidiacono (2005, running back), and Marco Lainez (1993, linebacker). He coached a total of 145 Liberty League all-academic student athletes, and 146 all-conference players.
Prior to his time at Union, Audino spent two seasons as the head coach at Kean from 1990-91, after five different stints as an assistant coach.
Audino got his start in coaching at Albany in 1975, where he served as the special teams coach for two seasons, alongside Bagnoli, who was a graduate assistant at the time. From 1977-81, he coached at Columbia as an assistant, before taking over as the tight ends coach at Kentucky during the 1982 season.
In 1983, Audino linked back up with Bagnoli at Union, serving as the offensive coordinator on the D-III national championship runner-up team. He helped the Dutchmen to three-straight seasons with nine or more wins before coaching at Penn as the wide receivers and quarterback coach from 1986-89, before taking over at Kean.
Audino is a 1975 graduate of Notre Dame.