Rick Terrio - Head Coach (12th Season; 102-85-0)
Rick Terrio will be entering his 12th season in 2019 as the head coach of the Fitchburg State women's lacrosse team.
Throughout the 2018 campaign, Terrio led the Falcons to their ninth-consecutive post-season playoff berth, posting an overall record of 8-9 and a 3-4 mark in the highly-regarded MASCAC, en-route to capturing the fifth seed in the 2018 MASCAC Women's Lacrosse post-season tournament. He won his 100th career game against MCLA on Monday April 9th. His team had two players named to the MASCAC All-Conference First Team.
Throughout his tenure, Terrio has continued to build his program, bringing the Falcons to an elite level within the New England region. In eleven years at the NCAA level, Terrio has guided Fitchburg State to 102 victories, 39 All-Conference selections, and one NEWLA Rookie of the Year Award. He also has had 5 Fitchburg State “Female Scholar Athletes of the Year”, 3 Fitchburg State "Female Leadership Award " Recipients and 5 Fitchburg State “Female Rookies of the Year” during his time here. Under Terrio's guidance, the Fitchburg State women's lacrosse team is a 6x time recipient of the IWCLA Team Academic Award (2011, 2014-2018) for having a team cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Prior to Fitchburg State, Terrio played a major role in shaping the North Middlesex Youth Lacrosse program, helping launch the boys division in 2000 and the girls division in 2002. In addition to serving as the Director of North Middlesex Girls Youth Lacrosse from 2002-07, Terrio also has coached in the Bay State Games from 2004-2018, compiling two gold medals, three silver medal, and four bronze medals over the past 13 seasons. He has also been coach and manager of his own AAU high school club team since 2004, which has had over 100 players go on and continue playing at the college level.
In addition to his coaching duties, Terrio has served as secretary of the Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League, the largest youth lacrosse league in the country. He has consistently led his team to winning seasons and has worked tirelessly to promote the sport of lacrosse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Terrio currently resides in Townsend, Mass. with his wife Laurie and daughter Bonnie, while his son Patrick lives in Canton, Mass. Rick is also the Equipment Manager and Home game manager at Fitchburg State.