|Title:||Senior Offensive Assistant/ Running Backs|
Dr. Ron Dolciato will enter his first season with the CWRU football team in 2019, serving as the Senior Offensive Assistant and Running Backs Coach.
Dolciato brings with him nearly 30 years of experience as a football coach, including the last five as the Head Coach at Saint Vincent College, a Presidents' Athletic Conference rival of CWRU. He helped pace the team to a 4-0 start in 2016, marking the first time in nearly 60 years that Saint Vincent had opened its season with four-straight wins. Over 40 players earned All-PAC honors under Dolciato's tutelage, while he also coached a pair of players to PAC Newcomer of the Year awards, and two more players to D3football.com All-Region honors. His offenses at Saint Vincent ranked among some of the most productive in program history during his five seasons.
Dolciato's link to CWRU Head Coach Greg Debeljak dates back to their playing days together at John Carroll University, where Dolciato received his undergraduate degree in 1990. He was an All-Ohio Athletic Conference Honorable Mention at defensive tackle during his senior season, helping the Blue Streaks win the OAC Championship and make the NCAA Division III postseason.
Dolciato went on to serve on the same John Carroll coaching staff with Debeljak, where he spent nine years as the running backs coach, mentoring five All-OAC first team players and three league rushing champions. He was named the team's Offensive Coordinator in 2001 and Associate Head Coach in 2012, leading one of the conference's most successful units, and earning the OAC Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 2011.
In addition to his coaching experience, Dolciato served as the Director of the Exercise Science Department at John Carroll from 2002-14. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Physical Education from John Carroll, he went on to his Masters of Education in Exercise Science from Cleveland State, and his Doctoral of Administration and Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University.