Friday, March 12, 2004

Randolph-Macon College Announces New Head Football Coach

R-MC Announces New Head Football Coach
We are pleased to announce that Pedro Arruza has been hired as the new head football coach for Randolph-Macon College.

Coach Arruza has an impressive career. He finished his fifth year at Washington University as assistant football coach in 2003 where he also served as the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons. Arruza was also their defensive back coach and strength and conditioning coordinator, providing physical and motivational training programs for all of the college’s athletic teams. During his five years at Washington University, the Bears posted a 34-17 overall record, won four University Athletic Association (UAA) championships and made their first appearance in school history in the NCAA playoffs in 1999. Other accomplishments include four conference championships in five years and an overall conference record of 19-1. Arruza was also the team's recruiting coordinator.

Coach Arruza also recently received the 2003 Division III Assistant Coach of the Year Award from the American Football Coaches Association. This award recognizes assistant coaches who excel in the following areas: on-field coaching, commitment to the student-athlete, professional organization involvement and community service through charitable work and other volunteer activities.

Coach Arruza's ability to motivate and inspire people to pursue excellence combined with his extensive experience in developing character and leadership in student athletes on and off the field makes him a great fit for R-MC.

Anxious to begin his new responsibilities, Coach Arruza will arrive at Randolph-Macon the week of March 15, 2004.