Paul Capobianco is in his 15th year with the University of Wisconsin. He currently serves in his ninth season as the contact for men's ice hockey, which includes the team's 2006 NCAA title run. Prior to his time with the men's hockey program, he served the women's hockey program, and spent three years assisting the WCHA with its communications He is also in his 12th year as the primary contact for men's and women's open and lightweight crew.
A three-year letterwinner and member of Notre Dame's 1994 NCAA championship fencing team, Capobianco graduated the Irish in 1996 with a B.S. in biology. The Selden, N.Y., native spent a year as a volunteer in the sports information office at then-NCAA Division II Stony Brook in Stony Brook, N.Y. He became a graduate assistant for two years at Minnesota State in Mankato, Minn., serving as the primary contact for football and men's and women's basketball, among other sports, prior to his arrival at Wisconsin.
Outside of his responsibilities at Wisconsin, Capobianco performed as the Peaks Ice Arena Mixed Zone Supervisor at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Peaks was one of the two facilities for ice hockey at the games. He also worked at the E Center for the men's ice hockey medal round and at the opening and closing ceremonies.
Capobianco resides in Madison with his wife, Laurie, and their three children, Rose, Colin and Lily.