Football Expresses Condolences to the Family of Dominic Cusano
ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine Black Bear Football program would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of Dominic Cusano following his passing on Sunday, March 9.
"All of us are saddened to learn of the death of Dominic Cusano," commented head coach Jack Cosgrove. "Our prayers go out to his father David, mother Zoraida and brothers David, a member of our 2001-02 Atlantic 10 championship team, and Pasquale. We all have a special memory of Dom. Under-recruited because he was undersized, Dom played bigger than he was. His achievements at the University of Maine as a student-athlete were exemplary. He earned our utmost respect through his competitive nature. He greatly impacted 'Black Bear Football' during his time here."
Cusano, 26, played in 30 games with the Black Bears from 2007-2011. He recorded 104 tackles, eight pass breakups, one interception and also competed in track and field. Cusano graduated in May 2010 with a degree in kinesiology and physical education prior to earning his Masters of Education in kinesiology and physical education in 2012. Cusano received the Presidential Achievement award in the fall of 2009 and attained a scholar-athlete silver medallion.
Cusano, born Nov. 5, 1987 to David and Zoraida Cusano, came to the University of Maine from Wallingford, Conn. where he played football for coach John Ferrazzi at Sheehan high school while earning all-league and all-state honors. Cusano is survived by two brothers, Dave and Pasquale. His older brother, Dave, played football at the University of Maine from 1999-2002 and graduated in 2003 while earning first team All-Atlantic 10 honors.