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Pericozzi joins track and field coaching staff
Friday, August 21, 2015

Pericozzi joins track and field coaching staff

Ryan Pericozzi (photo courtesy SUNY Cortland)

Former SUNYAC champ and NCAA participant Ryan Pericozzi has been named assistant track and field coach of the Fredonia Blue Devils.

A 2013 SUNY Cortland graduate, Pericozzi spent one year (2013-14) as an assistant coach at Lancaster (N.Y.) High School and one year (2014-15) as an assistant coach at his college alma mater. He worked with the training and development of the Red Dragon hurdlers and jumpers. He also assisted with sprinters and pole vaulters, supervised the strength and conditioning workouts for the entire program, and took part in the recruitment of pole vaulters, hurdlers, and multi-athletes.

He will serve in a similar capacity with the Blue Devils under Head Coach Tom Wilson.

Pericozzi represented SUNY Cortland as an NCAA Division III finalist in the pole vault, indoors and outdoors, from 2009 through 2012. He is the former SUNYAC indoor pole vault record holder, a past SUNYAC long jump and pole vault champion, and the 2008 New York State Public High School Athletic Association pole vault champ.

He was the 2009 SUNYAC Field Athlete of the Meet, won ECAC and SUNYAC weekly awards throughout his collegiate career, and was the 2008 Lancaster High School Male Athlete of the Year. He also earned the 2011 Cortland C-Club Red Letter Award. He received SUNY Cortland President's and Dean's List academic honors and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Fitness Development.

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