Mike DiCenzo begins his second year with Illinois Football as assistant recruting coordinator. He is instrumental in recruiting prospective athletes on campus, coordinating recruiting visits and assisting with various aspects of recruiting.
DiCenzo joined the Illini after spending the two years as the offensive and special teams quality control graduate assistant at Michigan State in 2003 and 2004. While in that position, DiCenzo completed self-scouting practices of the Spartans' offense as well as opponent film breakdown procedures. He also prepared offensive and special teams scouting reports for players and coaches, drew the offensive playbook and assisted coaches with the recruiting of prospective student athletes on campus.
Prior to that graduate assistantship, DiCenzo was the strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Michigan State. In that position, DiCenzo implemented a double progressive strength and conditioning program and a strength rehabilitation program for Spartan athletes, as well as assisting with the organization of the team's training manual.
DiCenzo earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Penn State in 2001, while serving as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach. He received his master's degree in sports administration from Michigan State in 2004.