Mass. College Football: WPI’s Fucillo Promoted To Offensive Coordinator
Courtesy of the WPI sports information department, here’s yesterday afternoon’s release about Anthony Fucillo, who was recently promoted to offensive coordinator for the Engineers:
Worcester, MA — WPI head football Chris Robertson announced recently the promotion of Anthony Fucillo to offensive coordinator. Fucillo, who served as quarterbacks coach in 2013, replaces Dave Kaizer, who left after the season to accept a similar spot on the Nichols staff.
In 2013, the quarterbacks flourished under Fucillo’s guidance, tossing 50% more touchdown passes then the previous season. The offense also posted modest gains in completion percentage, yards per attempt and threw three less interceptions. The quarterback position successfully moved to more of a dual threat with Fucillo at the helm, as WPI signal callers ran for 338 more yards last fall while tripling their total rushing touchdowns.
“This was a very easy decision to promote Anthony to offensive coordinator,” stated Robertson. “He exemplifies what we want the coordinator to be, and in his short time here he has already been a significant contributor to the offense, to the development of our players and to the recruitment of student-athletes.
A former standout quarterback at Tufts, he was a two-year captain for the Jumbos and in 2010 received the W. Murray Kenney Award for positive attitude and persistence and won a prestigious Gold Helmet award after throwing for over 500 yards and accounting for five touchdowns against Amherst. He began his collegiate career at Division I Colgate.
“I am ecstatic about the opportunity Coach Robertson has presented me,” commented Fucillo. “I am thrilled to be working with such a talented and driven group of student-athletes. I enjoyed my role with quarterbacks and the passing game and can’t wait to take on the added responsibilities of offensive coordinator.
Fucillo came to WPI after serving as the running backs coach at Amherst College in 2012 and coaching the tight ends and fullbacks at Division II Stonehill in 2011.
Fucillo also teaches physical education classes at the university and oversees the intramural program.