Vinny Turco begins his 21st year as Assistant Director of Operations at the University of Rhode Island in 2016-17. Turco oversees all game operations for men's and women's home athletic contests, coordinates the athletic master schedule and manages the administrative purchasing process of athletic material and equipment for all 18 varsity sports.
Turco is also responsible for the management and planning of daily practice and team travel equipment requirements, facility set-up and breakdown for football, men's and women's basketball, and volleyball home events, and administration of athletic material sports budgets. He is the department's liaison to the Thomas M. Ryan Convocation Center.
A former defensive back on the URI football team, Turco returned to Kingston following a two-year stint as Asst. Director for Athletic Equipment at Ohio University. While at Ohio, he helped coordinate game day operations and event management for athletic contests and also controlled the purchasing and inventory of team athletic equipment and budgets.
He graduated from URI in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and earned his master's degree in athletic administration from Ohio University in 1994. In addition to his duties at URI, Turco also works as a field producer and does specialty statistics for Fox Sports and works in conjunction with Dorna USA, with his primary responsibility being the operation and maintenance of rotating marketing signs at men's and women's basketball games.
He also served as the public relations/statistical distribution crew supervisor at Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII, and XXVIV.
Turco and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Kingston with their two children, Rae and Joseph.