Corwin Stadium at Andrus Field
Formally dedicated in 1898 and named for John Emery Andrus, class of 1862, Andrus Field has been the site of Wesleyan football since its inception in the early 1880s...... read more
Dan DiCenzo, formerly the head wrestling coach and assistant football coach at Williams College, joined the Wesleyan University coaching staff as associate head football coach and defensive coordinator for the 2010 season, a position he held for five seasons, before taking over as head coach in 2015. In his first season at the helm, the Cardinals finished 5-3 behind a well-balanced attack that finished third in both total offense (384.0 yds/game) and total defense (302.9 yds/game).
The previous year, in 2014, Wesleyan led NCAA Division III in fewest yards allowed, allowing its opponents just 220.8 yards a game during a 7-1 season. The 124 yards a game the Cardinals permitted through the air was tops in the NESCAC while the 96.8 rushing yards yielded per outing was second in the conference. On the other side of the ball, Wesleyan led the NESCAC with 224 points scored, an average of 28.0 per game.
DiCenzo, a 2001 graduate of Williams College where he excelled in football and wrestling, coached at Williams for six seasons including three as head wrestling coach. Earning All-NESCAC football honors as well as All-New England honors on the mats as an undergraduate, he served as a team captain of both sports and received the Purple Key Award for 2000-01 as the top male athlete at the college. Before returning to Williams for the 2004 football campaign, he had coaching stints at both Trinity College and Brown University.
Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line
Eric Ludwig returns for his fifth season as the Offensive Line Coach and second as Offensive Coordinator at Wesleyan. The 2015 offense averaged 384.0 yards per game. The Cardinals finished second in the conference in rushing offense, time of possession, and turnover margin. Senior tackle Blake Cunningham collected First Team All-NESCAC honors, while freshman center Joe Wilson was named Second Team All-NESCAC in his rookie year. In his four seasons at Wesleyan, Ludwig has had at least one offensive lineman named First Team All-NESCAC every year.
Ludwig joined the Cardinal coaching staff in 2012 after serving as the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line coach at N.Y. Maritime College. In his two seasons as Offensive Coordinator, N.Y. Maritime went 18-3 and made an appearance in the Division III National Playoffs. For three seasons as the Offensive Line Coach, Ludwig coached nine All-Conference lineman. N.Y. Maritime led all of Division III in both 2009 and 2010 in sacks allowed, and finished the 2009 season ranked fourth in the nation in rushing offense. Ludwig also spent time as the Recruiting Coordinator and the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Maritime.
Prior to his stint at Maritime, Ludwig was the Offensive Line Graduate Assistant Coach at Springfield College for two seasons. In 2007, Springfield was second in the nation in sacks allowed and third in rushing offense. Before arriving at Springfield, Ludwig coached the tight ends for Williams College under current Wesleyan Director of Athletics, Mike Whalen. The 2006 team finished 8-0 in the NESCAC.
Passing Game Coord/Special Teams/QB Coach
Kyle Archer enters his second season at Wesleyan after coming from the University of Maine, where he spent the prior three campaigns as the Wide Receivers Coach and the Co-Special Teams Coordinator. At Maine, Archer helped guide the Black Bears to their first CAA Championship in 2013, and the nationally ranked team received a bid to play in the FCS national playoffs. He was responsible for mentoring a receiving corps the year they ranked second in passing offense in the CAA and first in passing efficiency in the highly regarded FCS conference. In his three seasons at UMaine he coached two all-conference performers in Damarr Aultman and John Ebeling.
Prior to his stint at UMaine, he worked for five seasons coaching wide receivers and defensive backs at Brown University. He also served as the recruiting coordinator during his tenure at Brown, and while there he helped lead the 2008 squad to an Ivy League Championship, while developing six All-Ivy League selections at wide receiver and defensive back.
Archer began his coaching career as a student assistant at the University of Connecticut, where he earned an undergraduate degree with a concentration in coaching and administration in 2007, while working with former UConn head coach Randy Edsall and his staff.
Defensive Line Coach
Sean Stanley joined the football coaching staff at Wesleyan in 2014 and returns for a third season after coaching three-time All-NESCAC performer Nik Powers 15 and all-NESCAC honorees Mitch Godfrey 15 and Jordan Stone 17.
Stanley played high school football in Gaithersburg, Md. where he earned All-State, All-County and All-Conference honors. He also received three Washington Post First Team All-Met accolades. From there, he went on to be a four-year letter winner at Penn State (2009-2012), playing defensive end. He started over 20 games for the Nittany Lions and racked up 46 tackles, 10.5 of them for a loss and 5.5 sacks in his senior season. After trying to pursue a pro football career in the spring of 2013, he went back to Penn State to finish his degree in criminal justice and coached with their defensive line under Larry Johnson, his former coach during the 2013 season.
Andrew Lieberman, a 2013 Wesleyan graduate, returns to the Cardinals in 2016 as the Wide Receivers Coach. He played quarterback at Wesleyan for two years and eventually coached the quarterbacks as a student assistant during his junior and senior years. He served a vital role in the development of 2014 NESCAC Player of the Year, Jesse Warren 15, before graduating with a degree in Sociology.Most recently, Lieberman spent the last two seasons coaching at Rutgers University as an offensive graduate assistant. In 2014, he was part of the coaching staff that helped transition Rutgers into the Big Ten Conference, earned the schools first-ever Big Ten victory, and an eventual Bowl championship win over North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl.He was promoted to assistant wide receivers coach before the 2015 season, allowing him to coach on the field full time, where he worked closely with former All-Big Ten receiver, Leonte Carroo. Drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, Carroo left Rutgers as the programs all-time leader in career receiving touchdowns, and racked up over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of Liebermans two seasons with him.
Anthony Antonellis, a 2015 Wesleyan graduate, returns to the Cardinals in 2016 as the Tight Ends Coach. Antonellis played defensive back at Wesleyan for four years, which included a NESCAC Championship and Little Three Championship during his junior season in 2013. As a senior, the Cardinals finished 7-1 for the second year in a row.
Antonellis was the recipient of the 2014 Fall NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Award for his dedication to respect for teammates, coaches, and opponents. He was also selected to the 2014 NESCAC All-Academic Team. During his time at Wesleyan, he served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity. He graduated Wesleyan with a degree in Economics.
Antonellis was born in Norfolk, Va. and grew up outside of Boston in Westwood, Mass. When not coaching football, he loves to ski in N.H. and Colorado, and spend time on Cape Cod. He spent a year at EMC Corporation (Hopkinton, Mass.) as a sales representative before joining the Wesleyan football coaching staff.
John Capodice comes aboard the Wesleyan football staff in 2016 and will coach the running backs this fall. He is a Health/Physical Education teacher and has been a football coach for 18 years, serving six as an assistant football coach and the past 12 as the head football coach at Berlin High School in Berlin, Conn. Capodice is a 1992 graduate of Western Connecticut State University, and holds masters degrees from Central Connecticut State University and Southern Connecticut State University.
Over his 12 years as head football coach, he posted an overall record of 107-31, including an undefeated regular season in 2010, State Championship appearances in 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2014, and the schools first State Championship in 2009, as well as conference championships in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014. His program qualified for the Connecticut State Playoffs in 10 out of 12 years while at the helm. Capodice placed over 40 football players into Division I, II, and III programs, as well as Ivy League and NESCAC schools.
In 2009, he was selected as the National Football Foundation Northern Chapter Coach of the Year. He has coached in the Governors Cup Connecticut All-Star Game and has directed high school and youth football camps, developing players for the last 18 years. John is a regular clinic speaker at the Big New England Football Clinic and is a 2015 inductee into the Western Connecticut Hall of Fame.Capodice resides in Berlin, Conn. with his wife of 21 years, Christine. They have two boys, Sam and Nate.
Student Assistant Coach
Tucker Ingraham 17 enters his senior year at Wesleyan, returning to the Cardinals in 2016 as a student assistant coach on the staff. After serving as an offensive assistant the last three years, Ingraham joins the defensive side of the ball this year working with the defensive backs. Ingraham has spent the last four summers as an intern with the New England Patriots, working in football operations and scouting.
“Tucker has been a part of our staff the past four years,” said Head Coach Dan DiCenzo. “He is intelligent, he works hard, and has a passion for athletics and football. The time he has devoted to our program has been unbelievable. He has been a great credit to our staff the pass four years.”
At Wesleyan, he served as the president of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity and is completing a degree in Government. From a Wesleyan family, Ingrahams sister Blair (14) is currently a graduate assistant at Wesleyan, coaching field hockey and womens lacrosse. His father, Rob, played hockey for the Cardinals and was Class of 74. The Ingrahams reside in Northport, N.Y.