Dennis Riccio

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Dennis Riccio
Sport(s) Football, wrestling
Biographical details
Born c. 1946
Playing career
1964–1966 Illinois State
Position(s) Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–1982 Augustana (IL) (assistant)
1983–1986 Augustana (IL) (DC)
1987–1991 Frostburg State
1992–1997 St. Lawrence
1979–1987 Augustana (IL)
Head coaching record
Overall 42–62 (football)
63–56–3 (wrestling)

Dennis Riccio (born c. 1946) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland 1987 to 1991 and at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York from 1992 to 1997, compiling a career college football record of 42–62. Before his stint at Frostburg State, Riccio was the defensive coordinator at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois under head coach Bob Reade from 1983 to 1986, during which time the Augustana Vikings won four consecutive NCAA Division III National Football Championships.[1] Ricco played college football at Illinois State University as a linebacker from 1964 to 1966.[2] Riccio also wrestled at Illinois State. He moved to Augusta in 1979 to become head wrestling coach and assistant football coach.[3] He served as head wrestling coach there from 1979 to 1987, tallying a record of 63–56–3.[4]


  1. ^ "Riccio quits Frostburg for St. Lawrence post". The Baltimore Sun. March 24, 1992. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Illinois State 2012 Football Digital Guide". p. 116. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Young's yarns". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. April 8, 1979. p. 22. Retrieved December 5, 2016 – via open access publication – free to read. 
  4. ^ "Augustana Wrestling Record Book – 2006-17" (PDF). Augustana College Athletics. p. 3. Retrieved December 5, 2016.