|Title:||Football Offensive Line Coach|
Mike DiCenso enters his fifth season at Merrimack and will serve as the offensive line coach.
Under DiCenso's guidance, Merrimack's o-line helped lead senior Joe Clancy to one of the most prolific single-season passing campaigns in school, conference and Division II history in the fall of 2012. The offensive line paved the way for 323 completions, 3,945 passing yards and 31 passing touchdowns last fall, as Merrimack torched opponents in the air and racked up 525.8 yards per game and 41.0 points per game.
Led by DiCenso, defensive lineman Tony Johnson was the Northeast-10 Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2010 and an All-American selection. Johnson, a three-time first-team all-conference selection already has the school record for sacks in a season and a career.
DiCenso brings eight years of coaching experience, including four years at Arlington Catholic High School as the offensive line coach and special teams coordinator. He spent 2008 as the co-offensive coordinator at Framingham State, where he coached the first 1,000 yard rusher in program history. DiCenso also coached at Curry College in 2007, serving as the defensive backs coach for the NEFC champions.
A 2002 graduate from Bridgewater State where he played offensive line, DiCenso teaches adapted physical education for the LABBB Collaborative Program in Lexington and currently resides in Lowell with his wife Angela.