Football coaching candidates on campus Feb. 19, 22

For Release Feb. 15, 2013

 

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS FEB. 19, 22 FOR SUL ROSS FOOTBALL COACHING CANDIDATES

On-campus interviews have been scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Friday, Feb. 22 for Sul Ross State University football coach/athletic director finalists Larry Hill and Ronald Dolciato .

Hill, a Sul Ross graduate now serving as head football coach and athletic director at Smithson Valley High School, Spring Branch, will visit Sul Ross Feb. 19. Dolciato, associate head coach at John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio, will be here Feb. 22.

Hill’s interview itinerary is as follows:

* 8-8:45 a.m.: meet with President Ricardo Maestas and Dr. Quint Thurman, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, President’s Office.

* 9-9:45 a.m.: meet with available football coaches, Green Room, Gallego Center.

* 10-10:45 a.m.: meet with all available athletics coaches, Green Room, Gallego Center.

* 11-11:50 a.m.: open forum with alumni and community, Espino Conference Rooms, Morgan University Center.

* Noon: lunch with search committee.

* 1-1:50 p.m.: session with search committee, Room 202, University Center.

* 2-2:50 p.m.: open forum with student athletes, Espino Conference Rooms, University Center.

* 3-3:50 p.m.: open forum with faculty, staff and students, Espino Conference Rooms, University Center.

* 4 p.m.: meet with Maestas and Thurman, President’s Office.

 

Dolciato’s interview itinerary is as follows:

* 8-8:45 a.m.: meet with President Ricardo Maestas and Dr. Quint Thurman, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, President’s Office.

* 9-9:45 a.m.: meet with available football coaches, Green Room, Gallego Center.

* 10-10:45 a.m.: meet with all available athletics coaches, Green Room, Gallego Center.

* 11-11:50 a.m.: open forum with alumni and community, Gallego Center, Room 129.

* Noon: lunch with search committee.

* 1-1:50 p.m.: session with search committee, Green Room, Gallego Center.

* 2-2:50 p.m.: open forum with student athletes, Gallego Center, Room 129.

* 3-3:50 p.m.: open forum with faculty, staff and students, Gallego Center, Room 129.

* 4 p.m.: meet with Maestas and Thurman, President’s Office.

Hill, who received a B.S. (1983); Master of Education (1986) and mid-management certification (1993) from Sul Ross, has coached in the Texas high school ranks for 30 years, and at Smithson Valley since 1993, also serving as athletic director. His overall career record is 213-65, 181-33 during the last 16 seasons at Smithson Valley, a Class 5A high school. His teams have reached the playoffs 16 times in the past 17 seasons, including the state finals in 2001, 2002 and 2004, and the semi-finals on three other occasions.

A former president of the Texas High School Coaches Association, Hill also served on the THSCA board of directors for four years. Twenty-seven of his former players are currently competing at the collegiate level. Prior to coming to Smithson Valley, he coached at Texas City, Jourdanton and Clark High School in San Antonio.

Hill was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Lobos as a collegian. As a senior, he led Sul Ross to an unbeaten regular season and the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association title. The Lobos advanced to the NAIA playoffs, where they lost a memorable triple-overtime contest to William Jewell (Mo.) College.

Dolciato has been a member of the John Carroll coaching staff for 23 years, and is presently associate head coach and senior offensive coordinator. John Carroll competes in the Ohio Athletic Conference, which includes Mount Union University, 11-time NCAA Division III champion. During Dolciato’s tenure, John Carroll has had 17 winning seasons and four .500 campaigns.

Dolciato was named the 2011 OAC Assistant Coach of the Year for overseeing an offense that averaged

406.5 yards and more than 30 points per game. Additionally, the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation named him the 2002 Assistant Football Coach of the Year. As offensive coordinator, his teams have set 59 team and individual school records and two national offensive standards.

In addition to his coaching duties, Dolciato serves as director of the Physical Education and Exercise Science Department at John Carroll. He received a B.A. (1990) in Physical Education from John Carroll; M.A. (1996) in Exercise Science from Cleveland State University; and Ph.D. (2010) in Higher Education from Capella University. He was a four-year letterman as a defensive tackle at John Carroll.

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