Larry Arico

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Larry Arico
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1969-12-21) December 21, 1969 (age 46)
Playing career
1988–1991 Lehigh
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997–1999 Fairleigh Dickinson–Madison
2000–2004 William Paterson
2005–2011 Bayonne (NJ) Marist HS
Head coaching record
Overall 16–65 (college)

Laurence "Larry" Arico (born December 21, 1969) is a former head college football coach for the Fairleigh Dickinson University–Florham (FDU) Devils and William Paterson University (WPU) Pioneers football programs. He coached the two NCAA Division III colleges, both located in New Jersey, from 1997 to 2004 and compiled an overall record of 16–65. Arico was the athletic director and football coach at Marist High School in Bayonne, New Jersey.[1][2]

Arico is the husband of Kim Barnes Arico, the head women's basketball coach at the University of Michigan.[1]

Arico attended Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, New Jersey, where he played football, basketball and ran track. He attended Lehigh University and was a four-year varsity letter winner in football at Lehigh University as a running back.[3]

Arico has been a resident of Glen Rock, New Jersey.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Fairleigh Dickinson–Madison Devils (Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation) (1997–1999)
1997 Fairleigh Dickinson–Madison 0–10
1998 Fairleigh Dickinson–Madison 2–8
1999 Fairleigh Dickinson–Madison 5–6
William Paterson Pioneers (New Jersey Athletic Conference) (2000–2004)
2000 William Paterson 2–8 1–5
2001 William Paterson 3–7 2–4
2002 William Paterson 1–9 0–6
2003 William Paterson 1–9 0–5
2004 William Paterson 2–8 1–5
Total: 16–65
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.


  1. ^ a b "Coach’s Career Risk Keeps Paying Off at St. John's", Kevin Armstrong, The New York Times, January 26, 2010
  2. ^ "Marist fielding young football team after miserable season Arico likes the youth and exuberance of the Royal Knights", Hudson Reporter, September 30, 2008
  3. ^ "Arico advances to State Hoop Shoot", Brian Farrell, Glen Rock Gazette, January 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Wayne, Stephanie. "Formal committee will study artificial turf field proposal", Glen Rock Gazette, October 16, 2009. Accessed October 8, 2015. "Glen Rock resident Larry Arico, who is the athletic director and head football coach at Marist High School in Bayonne, said he has been on committees that have studied the safety of turf fields in-depth and nothing has shown that they are more dangerous than a grass field."

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