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Frostburg State Names Silecchia Offensive Coordinator
08/10/2004

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State University head football coach Rubin Stevenson recently announced the hiring of Mike Silecchia as the team’s offensive coordinator.

"It’s great to have a coach of Mike’s experience and wealth of knowledge join our staff," said Stevenson, who has guided the Bobcats to Atlantic Central Football Conference titles each of the last two seasons. "Mike’s been a head coach, and he’s experienced the NCAA playoffs, including the national championship game. I’m excited about getting the season going."

Silecchia, who owns 23 years of college coaching experience, comes to Frostburg after serving as the head coach at Lebanon Valley College the past six years.

He coached 31 All-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) selections as well as numerous MAC All-Academic Team honorees during his tenure.

In 2003, tight end Scott Marek became the first Dutchman to earn first-team All-America honors in the program's history.

Prior to becoming the head coach at Lebanon Valley, Silecchia served as the offensive line coach at MAC powerhouse Lycoming College from 1995 to 1998.

He helped the Warriors advance to the NCAA Division III national quarterfinals in 1995, the national semifinals in 1996 and the national championship game in 1997.

Lycoming also won two MAC Championships and registered two undefeated seasons in the MAC during Silecchia's stay.

Silecchia began his collegiate coaching career at Mansfield University, where he served as an assistant from 1978-1982.

He then moved to the high school ranks as head coach at Athens (1982) and North Penn (1983-1985) High Schools before returning to Mansfield as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 1985 to 1995.

"I appreciate the opportunity Coach Stevenson has given me here at Frostburg State University," said Silecchia. "To come to a quality program that is successful not only on the field but in the classroom is very exciting."

Silecchia graduated from Mansfield with a bachelor's degree in general studies in 1978 and also earned his master's degree in special education from Mansfield in 1984.

He and his wife, Sherry, have three sons, Nick (32), Donald (24) and Ben (23).

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu