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American Football Database
Art Raimo
Biographical details
Born(1916-04-24)April 24, 1916
East Boston, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 9, 2001(2001-10-09) (aged 85)
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Head coaching record

Arthur F. Raimo (April 24, 1916 – October 9, 2001) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Villanova University—known as Villanova College until 1953—from 1951 to 1953 and at Pennsylvania Military College—now Widener University—from 1964 to 1966, compiling a career college football coaching record of 24–29–1. Raimo was also the athletic director at Villanova from 1952 to 1953. Between his head coaching stints at Villanova and Pennsylvania Military, he was the defensive coordinator at Yale University, from 1954 through 1962, working under fellow Villanova alumnus Jordan Olivar.


A native of East Boston, Massachusetts, Raimo attended Everett High School in Everett, Massachusetts. He then continued his education and football playing career at Villanova University, where he graduated in 1938 with a degree in education. After playing semi-professional football for two years upon graduating, Raimo began his career as a teacher and also football coach at Ridley Township High School in Folsom, Pennsylvania.

In 1980 Raimo was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. On October 9, 2001, Raimo died from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 85.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Villanova Wildcats (Independent) (1951–1953)
1951 Villanova 5–3
1952 Villanova 7–1–1
1953 Villanova 4–6
Villanova: 16–10–1
Pennsylvania Military Cadets (Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation) (1964–1966)
1964 Pennsylvania Military 4–5
1965 Pennsylvania Military 2–7
1966 Pennsylvania Military 2–7
Pennsylvania Military: 8–19
Total: 24–29–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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