Dan DiCenzo, is now in his seventh year at Wesleyan and second as the head football coach for the 2016 campaign. Prior to 2015, DiCenzo served the previous five years as the associate head football coach and defensive coordinator. He was formerly the head wrestling coach and assistant football coach at Williams College.
As head wrestling coach at Williams, DiCenzo led the Ephs to national prominence, culminating in both the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals team championship and a NEWA tournament title in 2009-10. The NEWA tournament title was his second in a row. His team was ranked 15th nationally heading into the NCAA Division III Championships in 2010 at which his squad finished in a tie for 23rd nationally. Over his three seasons in charge of the Eph matmen, DiCenzo amassed a cumulative dual-match record of 50-16-1.
DiCenzo, a 2001 graduate of Williams College where he excelled in football and wrestling, coached at Williams for six seasons including three as head wrestling coach. Earning All-NESCAC football honors as well as All-New England honors on the mats as an undergraduate, DiCenzo served as a team captain of both sports and received the Purple Key Award for 2000-01 as the top male athlete at the college. Before returning to Williams for the 2004 football campaign, DiCenzo held coaching stints at both Trinity College, where he is working on his Master's degree, and Brown University.
A part of the Williams football staff throughout the head coaching career of Mike Whalen, DiCenzo was on the defensive side of the ball, handling defensive backs. Nine of the players under his tutelage earned All-NESCAC recognition.
In addition to his football coaching assignment, Dan assists Wesleyan head wrestling coach Drew Black in his duties as the athletic department's strength and conditioning coach and in the overall operation of the wrestling program. DiCenzo was the meet director for the 2011 NEWA Championships hosted by Trinity, the 2012 NEWA Championships hosted by Wesleyan and the 2014 Northeast Regional Championships, also hosted by Wesleyan.