"It's great to see Coach Schiano back right where he belongs. With him in charge, Rutgers will look like the great teams of his era."
"Schiano had a lot of success his first time there and I got to witness firsthand the lessons he taught us as a head coach."
"Coach Schiano is one of the biggest influences in my life. His ability to develop young men is second to none."
"I was able to witness firsthand how he was able to develop student-athletes on and off the field."
"As you get older, you realize everything he has instilled in you and how it has paid dividends for you in the future."
"He knows you're never going to be perfect, but he's going to get the best out of you every single day. You'll take that with you for the rest of your life."
"The culture he built here allowed me to form relationships that will last a lifetime."
"Coach Schiano's lessons have allowed me to be a better husband, father and member of society."
|2016-18||Ohio State||Defensive Coordinator/Safeties, Associate Head Coach|
|2012-13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Head Coach|
|1996-97||Chicago Bears||Defensive Assistant|
|1990||Penn State||Graduate Assistant|
He grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, and played football at Ramapo High School. As a linebacker at Bucknell University, he was a two-year starter, captain and was named All-Patriot League. He then built an impressive coaching career learning from some of the best in the business. New Jersey’s favorite son returned to his home state in 2001 to lift the Rutgers program to new heights both on and off the field.
The Rutgers program was invigorated with Schiano’s return, rebuilt from the ground up, and began gaining ground on the competition. Fan interest rallied around the program and the game day atmosphere became a factor. Rutgers became competitive with the top teams, sellouts a regular occurrence, national TV crews and media attention commonplace. Academic achievement became nationally ranked. The Scarlet Knights climbed the national rankings to as high as No. 7.
Coach Schiano prepared 83 players for the NFL. Fifteen Scarlet Knights have combined for 22 Super Bowl victories. He has coached collegiate and NFL teams, been in every major bowl including the College Football Playoff. One of his favorite coaching assignments was a volunteer assistant on his twin sons’ high school football team.
Coach Schiano is married to his wife, Christy. They have four children: Joey, who played football at Bucknell and is on the Rutgers staff; twins John & Matt, who currently play football at Amherst College, and daughter Katie, a high school senior.
COACHING AWARDS: Home Depot, Walter Camp, Big East & Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year
COACHING INFLUENCES: Joe Paterno, Dave Wannstedt, Butch Davis, Urban Meyer