|Title:||Assistant Coach - Defensive Line|
|Recruits:||Recruiting Areas: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia|
Ron DiGravio is in his third season as a defensive line coaching assistant for Harvard in 2014.
Last season, the defensive line helped Harvard claim its 15th Ivy League title. The squad made up the nation's sixth-best rushing defense (97.3 yards allowed per game) while the Crimson's scoring defense cam in at 25th allowing just 22.7 points per game. Harvard recovered 13 fumbles to tie for 15th nationally and lead the Ancient Eight while Zach Hodges and Norman Hayes landed in the nation's top-16 for forced fumblesSeven Crimson linemen earned All-Ivy honors including Hodges, who was the recipient of the Asa C. Bushnell Cup, and Joshua Boy, a unanimous first-team selection.
In DiGravio's first season, the group helped Harvard lead the nation in rushing defense (69.4 yards allowed per game) and sacks (4.2 per game). Defensive ends Zach Hodges and John Lyon ’13 ranked among the nation’s top 20 in sacks per game, and three linemen earned All-Ivy honors.
DiGravio came to Harvard after spending three seasons as the running backs and wide receivers coach at the University of New Haven.
In 2011, New Haven earned top spot in the ECAC’s Lambert Meadowlands Division Poll, signifying Eastern supremacy in the Division II football ranks. The Chargers went 11-2 overall, winning the Northeast-10 Conference and earning a national ranking of No. 5 while advancing to the national quarterfinals.
In 2010, DiGravio helped coach one of the NE-10’s best
rushing offenses and New Haven Gridiron Club Offensive Player of
the Year Victor Jones.
DiGravio came to the University of New Haven after coaching one season at King’s College (Pa.), where he coached the linebackers.
A 2008 graduate of Bates College with a degree in American Studies, DiGravio was a four-year letterman, playing running back and linebacker. As a freshman, he rushed for a team-high 471 yards in eight games before moving to linebacker as a sophomore. There, he totaled 169 tackles in three seasons. In 2006, he was the Bobcats’ leading tackler and was presented with the Robert P. Schmidy Courage Award.
DiGravio earned a master’s degree in business administration from New Haven in 2010.