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Cersosimo coached Kashif Moore, who concluded his career in 2011 as the eighth-leading receiver in school history in receptions and ninth in yards.
In 2010, the UConn wide receivers accounted for 113 catches with 1369 yards and seven touchdowns while not having a single senior within the group. The group was highlighted by a pair of juniors -- Mike Smith and Moore.
Cersosimo's wide receivers developed in the 2009 season, highlighted by senior Marcus Easley, who was the fourth round pick of the Buffalo Bills. Easley caught 48 passes for 893 yards and eight touchdown passes. He eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark in every BIG EAST game. Easley participated in the Texas vs. Nation All-Star game and the 2010 NFL Combine.
Cersosimo spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard, helping the Crimson to a 10-0 record, 7-0 in Ivy League action in 2004 and a record of 17-3 over the combined 2004-05 seasons. 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 with junior running back Clifton Dawson as a unanimous All-Ivy pick after the season. Before starting his Husky career as a graduate assistant in 2002-2003, Cersosimo was a Springfield College coach for wide receivers and special teams in 2001 and 2002.
As a two-year starter at defensive back on the Springfield College football team, Cersosimo received 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.
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 to the former Megan Campbell, an All-BIG EAST women's lacrosse player at UConn who served as the team's head coach in 2007 and '08. The couple has a four-year-old son Brady, three-year-old daughter Caroline and a newborn daughter Maggie.