LATROBE, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Vincent College announced today that Ron Dolciato, associate head coach and offensive coordinator at John Carroll University, whose 24-year career includes 19 winning seasons, has been named SVC's head football coach.
In 2013, John Carroll went 9-1, went to the NCAA Division III playoffs and ranked 13th in the country in DIII. As offensive coordinator since 2001, Dolciato (DOL-see-ah-toe) led a unit that set two national offensive records and 59 team and individual school records, produced six Conference Players of the Year and eight NCAA DIII All-Americans, and won an Eastern Regional Championship, followed by a Final Four appearance.
Dolciato has built a reputation as a coach who is committed to his students-athletes and sets high standards for academics, behavior and participation in the community.
"We are gratified by Ron Dolciato's commitment to helping student-athletes succeed in all aspects of life," said Br. Norman Hipps, O.S.B., president of Saint Vincent College. "We look forward to his establishing a winning tradition in the football program, and beyond."
The Bearcat program, which has a long and proud history, began in 1923 and has had seven head coaches who compiled an all-time record of 165-179-26, including a 7-6 victory over Emory and Henry in the Tangerine Bowl on New Year's Day in 1950 and an appearance in the ECAC Southwest Bowl in 2011.
The Bearcats play in NCAA Division III's Presidents' Athletic Conference. Their home is Chuck Noll Field on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, summer home of the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers for the past 48 years.
SOURCE St. Vincent College