Dan DiCenzo, formerly the head wrestling coach and assistant football coach at Williams College, joined the Wesleyan University coaching staff as associate head football coach and defensive coordinator for the 2010 season, a position he held for five seasons.
The 2014 Wesleyan squad led NCAA Division III in fewest yards allowed, allowing its opponents just 220.8 yards a game during a 7-1 season. The 124 yards a game the Cardinals permitted through the air was tops in the NESCAC while the 96.8 rushing yards yielded per outing was second in the conference. On the other side of the ball, Wesleyan led the NESCAC with 224 points scored, an average of 28.0 per game.
Dan, 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, Dan 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, Dan had coaching stints at both Trinity College, where he is working on his master's degree, and Brown University.