Larry Arico

Laurence Andre Arico (born December 21, 1969) is a former head college football coach for the Fairleigh Dickinson University–Florham (FDU) Devils and William Paterson University (WPU) Pioneers football programs. He coached the two NCAA Division III colleges, both located in New Jersey, from 1997 to 2004 and compiled an overall record of 16–65. Arico was the athletic director and football coach at Marist High School in Bayonne, New Jersey.[1][2]

Larry Arico
Biographical details
Born (1969-12-21) December 21, 1969
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997–1999Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham
2000–2004William Paterson
2005–2011Bayonne (NJ) Marist HS
Head coaching record
Overall16–65 (college)

Arico is the husband of Kim Barnes Arico, the head women's basketball coach at the University of Michigan.[1]

Arico grew up in Mount Arlington, New Jersey and attended Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, New Jersey, where he played football, basketball and ran track.[3] He attended Lehigh University and was a four-year varsity letter winner in football at Lehigh University as a running back.[4]

Arico was a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey while coaching at WilliamPaterson[3] and has since been a resident of Glen Rock, New Jersey.[5]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham Devils (MAC Freedom Conference) (1997–1999)
1997 Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham 0–100–8
1998 Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham 2–82–6
1999 Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham 5–64–5
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham: 7–246–19
William Paterson Pioneers (New Jersey Athletic Conference) (2000–2004)
2000 William Paterson 2–81–56th
2001 William Paterson 3–72–45th
2002 William Paterson 1–90–67th
2003 William Paterson 1–90–56th
2004 William Paterson 2–81–5T–6th
William Paterson: 9–414–25


  1. "Coach’s Career Risk Keeps Paying Off at St. John's", Kevin Armstrong, The New York Times, January 26, 2010
  2. "Marist fielding young football team after miserable season Arico likes the youth and exuberance of the Royal Knights", Hudson Reporter, September 30, 2008
  3. 2001 Football Guide, William Paterson University. Accessed November 22, 2017. "Arico is a native of Mount Arlington and starred for the Pope John XXIII High School football team. He, his wife, Kim, the head women’s basketball coach at Adelphi University, and new baby boy, Trevor, live in Teaneck."
  4. "Arico advances to State Hoop Shoot", Brian Farrell, Glen Rock Gazette, January 28, 2011.
  5. Wayne, Stephanie. "Formal committee will study artificial turf field proposal", Glen Rock Gazette, October 16, 2009. Accessed October 8, 2015. "Glen Rock resident Larry Arico, who is the athletic director and head football coach at Marist High School in Bayonne, said he has been on committees that have studied the safety of turf fields in-depth and nothing has shown that they are more dangerous than a grass field."
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