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Matt Cersosimo

Wide Receivers, Recruiting Coordinator

Matt Cersosimo returned to the UConn coaching staff in 2006 as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Cersosimo previously worked as a graduate assistant coach with the team and spent the 2004-05 seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard, helping the Crimson to a 17-3 record over the combined 2004-05 seasons.

UConn’s recruiting classes have continued to grow deeper under Cersosimo’s coordination while the Huskies also saw a significant increase in their production at wide receiver in 2007 when four UConn wide receivers caught at least 20 passes on the year.

Cersosimo joined the Crimson staff in 2004 as the wide receivers coach and saw Harvard post an unblemished 10-0 record, 7-0 in Ivy League action. It was Harvard’s best season since the Crimson went 12-0 in 1901. Wide receivers Brian Edwards and Cory Mazza were each named All-Ivy. In 2005, his role switched to running backs coach and junior varsity head coach. The varsity Crimson finished 7-3, including a monumental 30-24 win over ancient rival Yale in triple overtime in New Haven. Junior running back Clifton Dawson was a unanimous All-Ivy pick after the season.

Cersosimo spent the 2002-03 seasons as a graduate assistant coach at UConn, organizing the defensive scout team and mainly helping with the Husky tackles and tight ends. The Huskies recorded a 15-9 record during this period, the program’s first two as a member of the Division I-A classification. Amongst the neophyte independent I-A program’s highlights over that span were wins over schools from four different BCS Conferences (ACC – Wake Forest, BIG EAST – Rutgers, Big Ten – Indiana, Big 12 – Iowa State). In 2003, UConn ranked eighth in the nation in total offense (477.5- ypg), 10th in passing offense (297.92 ypg) and 17th in scoring offense (34.0 ppg).

Cersosimo was a two-year starter at defensive back on the Springfield College football team, receiving the Unsung Hero Award in 2000 and the Coaches Award in 1999. He also received Springfield’s Dual Sport Athlete of the Year Award in 1998. Cersosimo was a two-year lacrosse captain at Springfield College, earning All-New England honors as a senior. He also served as an assistant lacrosse coach at Longmeadow High School in Longmeadow, Mass., in 2001 and 2002, in addition to coaching Springfield’s wide receivers and special teams.

Cersosimo boasts a deep coaching pedigree as his family is well established in the Connecticut high school ranks. His father, Rob, has served as head coach at Conard High School since 1984 while his grandfather, Bob McKee, was the head coach at West Hartford’s Hall High School from 1951 to 1956 before moving to Conard where he was head coach from 1957-1984.

Cersosimo is a native of West Hartford, Conn. and received a pair of degrees from Springfield College, an undergraduate degree in 2000 in physical education and a master’s degree in health education in 2002. He is married the former Megan Campbell, an All-BIG EAST women’s lacrosse player at UConn who recently served as the team’s head coach. The couple welcomed the birth of their first son, Brady, inAugust of 2007.

 


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