Rick Terrio is in his sixth season as the head coach of the Fitchburg State women's lacrosse team.
Throughout his five-year tenure, Terrio has led the Falcons to a 40-38 mark, including a record setting 12-3 mark during his 2011 campaign. In only his fifth season at the helm, Terrio led the Falcons to their third consecutive post-season playoff berth, posting a 5-3 mark in the highly regarded New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance (NEWLA). His team had four players named to the NEWLA All-conference teams, including three first team selections and one second team honor.
During a strong 2010 season, Terrio guided the Falcons to a 10-7 record, earning the program's first post-season berth as the team advanced to the first round of the NEWLA Tournament. Fitchburg State named five players to the All-Conference team, while having two players earn IWLCA Academic Honor Roll accolades.
In only his second season at helm, Terrio led the Falcons to a program record six wins, including a 3-4 mark in the highly competitive New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance (NEWLA). Throughout his tenure, he has coached nine, All-Conference players, including the 2009 NEWLA Rookie of the Year.
Prior to Fitchburg State, Terrio played a major role in shaping the North Middlesex Youth Lacrosse program, launching the boys division in 2000 and the girls division in 2002. In combination with being the Director of North Middlesex Girls Youth Lacrosse from 2002-07, Terrio has also coached the in prestigious Bay State Games, compiling one gold medal, one silver medal and three bronze medals over the past six seasons.
In addition to his coaching duties, Terrio has served a 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 state of Massachusetts.
Terrio currently resides in Pepperell, Mass with his wife Laurie. His son Patrick (21) is currently a senior at UMass Amherst, while his daughter, Bonnie (19) attends Nashua Community College. Terrio currenlty works as a Transitional Specialist at Oakmont High School.