Villanova defeated No. 3 Towson in a nationally-televised game at Johnny Unitas Stadium on October 12, 2013.
Villanova defeated local rival Penn, 35-6, on September 28, 2013 at Villanova Stadium.
Villanova defeated Stony Brook, 35-6, in its season home opener on September 21, 2013.
Villanova took on Fordham at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx on September 7, 2013.
Villanova defeated Rhode Island, 31-10, in its CAA opener on September 15, 2012.
Roc Bellantoni enters his second year as a Villanova assistant in 2013. Bellantoni will serve as the Wildcats defensive line coach and special teams coordinator and he will recruit the state of Florida.
Last year, Bellantoni had four players earn All-CAA honors under his direction. On defense, nose guard Antoine Lewis and defensive end Rakim Cox were both first team All-Conference honorees and senior defensive end Marlon Johnson was a second team selection. On special teams, sophomore Poppy Livers garnered third team All-CAA distinction as a punt returner. Bellantoni's punt return unit led the CAA last year with a return average of 16.8 per game.
Bellantoni came to Villanova from Eastern Illinois University where he was an assistant from 2001-2011. During his stint at Eastern Illinois, he was the Defensive Coordinator from 2002-2011 and the Associate Head Coach from 2007-2011. Bellantoni helped Eastern Illinois win five Ohio Valley Conference Championships (2009, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2001) and make six NCAA playoff appearances. During the 2006 campaign, his defense led the nation in turnovers forced with 36. Throughout his tenure as the Eastern Illinois Defensive Coordinator, Bellantoni coached three Ohio Valley Conference Defenders of the Year, including Donald Thomas (2006), Clint Sellers (2005) and Nick Ricks (2002).
Prior to Eastern Illinois, he was the Defensive Coordinator at Drake University. In 2000, Bellantoni played a key role in Drake earning a share of the Pioneer League title as his defense forced 26 turnovers and tallied 36 sacks that season. He was also a part of the 1998 Drake team that captured the conference championship.
Bellantoni began his coaching career at Mamoroneck High School High School in New York in 1993. His first college job came at Buena Vista University in Iowa in 1995.
As a player, Bellantoni was a three-year letterwinner at defensive tackle at Iona College where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1993.
Bellantoni and his wife Jenny reside in King of Prussia with their four boys Gino (11), Marco (10) and twins Ricky and Nico (7).