In 2015, Michael Ferzoco is in his eighth season on the UNH coaching staff and is serving as the running backs coach for the sixth straight year. In 2014, the CAA champion Wildcats boasted the league’s third-ranked rushing attack (169.5 yards/game) that included a league-leading 39 rushing touchdowns. The ‘Cats 138 rushing first downs were second-most in the CAA, and senior Nico Steriti led the league in TDs (18) and points/game (9.0).
In 2013, Steriti garnered All-CAA Second Team for the second consecutive year and became the first UNH back since 2002 to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards; the ‘Cats ranked third in rushing in the CAA for the second consecutive year.
In 2012, Ferzoco oversaw a running attack that ranked third in the CAA in rushing offense (220.8 yards/game). Sophomore Nico Steriti led the way with 921 rushing yards and nine TDs on 140 carries. The All-CAA Second Team RB ranked sixth in the league with 76.8 rushing yards/game and 10th in TD scoring at 5.0 points/game. Steriti's style was complemented by junior Chris Setian (83 rushes-490 yards) and sophomore Jimmy Owens (60 rushes-411 yards), as the trio comprised UNH's SOS Express.
Ferzoco’s protégé, Dontra Peters, garnered All-CAA Third Team honors after rushing for a team-leading 707 yards on 142 attempts in 2010.
Ferzoco coached linebackers during each of his first two years in Durham (2008-09), helping Matt Parent become the school’s third all-time leading tackler (356).
Prior to coming to Durham, Ferzoco coached at Kenyon College, working as an assistant coach from 2004-07. He served as offensive coordinator and coached the quarterbacks and receivers during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. In ’07, his offense broke the school record for yardage (460.2 yards per game) and averaged 31.2 points per contest.
The Kenyon offense was also explosive in 2006, when the squad averaged 451.4 yards per game and posted 35.4 points per game – 12th-best in the nation. He also served as coach of the offensive line in ‘05 and was the wide receivers coach in ‘04.
Ferzoco is a 2004 graduate of Kenyon, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.