Cecchini, Valpo Announce Contract Extension

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that head football coach Dave Cecchini has agreed to a contract extension that runs through the 2020 season.


Cecchini Named FCS Region 4 Coach of the Year

The accolades just keep rolling in for Valparaiso University head football coach Dave Cecchini, who has been named the FCS Region 4 Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.


Morgan, Rentschler Named to Academic All-PFL Second Team


Accolades continued to come in for the Valparaiso University football team on Wednesday as the Pioneer Football League announced its 2017 academic all-league teams.


Three Crusaders Named to all-PFL Second Team, Six Others Notch Honorable Mention


A trio of Valparaiso University football players garnered places on the all-Pioneer Football League second-team and six others earned all-league honorable mention as the PFL announced its postseason all-league teams on Tuesday.


Cecchini Wins Pioneer Football League Coach of the Year Award


Valparaiso University head football coach Dave Cecchini has been named the 2017 Pioneer Football League Coach of the Year.


Valpo Football Preview: Postseason


On the season's final edition of Valpo Football Preview, head coach Dave Cecchini and broadcaster Todd Ickow recap a dramatic season finale, which propelled the Crusaders to their first winning season since 2003, discuss the contributions of this year's senior class and look ahead to what could be an even better 2018.


Cecchini Named STATS FCS Coach of the Year Finalist


After taking a team that was picked to finish 10th of 11 in the Pioneer Football League to its first winning season since 2003, Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini has been named one of 18 finalists for the 2017 STATS FCS Eddie Robinson Award, which is given annually to the FCS Coach of the Year.


Hollywood Ending: Valpo Clinches First Winning Season Since 2003


The farewell tour for nine Valparaiso University football seniors had a majestic final stop on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.


Valpo Football Preview: Week 12 vs. Dayton


Play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow chats with head coach Dave Cecchini about winning the Hoosier Helmet and the chance to finish with Valpo's first winning season since 2003 with a win on Saturday.