Dave DeGuglielmo is in his first season at Maryland as the offensive line coach.
DeGuglielmo brings 22 years of coaching experience to College Park having spent nine seasons in the NFL with three different organizations and 13 seasons on the collegiate level.
The Lexington, Mass., native last coached with the New York Jets during the 2012 season serving as the team’s offensive line coach. Under his direction, the unit helped the Jets rush for 1,896 yards, the 12th-best total in the league.
DeGuglielmo spent three seasons as the offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins (2009-11) before heading to New York. With the Dolphins, DeGuglielmo’s tutelage helped tackle Jake Long earn a starting spot in three consecutive Pro Bowls.
Prior to his time in Miami, DeGuglielmo spent the previous five seasons (2004-08) as a member of the New York Giants staff. DeGuglielmo joined the Giants in 2004 as the assistant offensive line/quality control coach before being elevated to assistant offensive line coach in 2005.
During his tenure, the Giants consistently ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in several rushing categories. The Giants were one of only four NFL teams to have put together a 4.0-yard average per rush attempt or better each of his last four seasons (2005-08). Also during this four-year stretch, the Giants allowed 28 or fewer sacks each year and qualified for the playoffs four consecutive years for the first time in franchise history.
In 2008, the team led the league and established a franchise record with 2,518 rushing yards and 5.0 yards per carry. A member of the Super Bowl XLII Championship staff, DeGuglielmo also assisted in tutoring 2009 Pro Bowl selections guard Chris Snee and center Shaun O’Hara.
Prior to entering the NFL coaching ranks, DeGuglielmo spent 13 seasons at the collegiate level, including the final five at the University of South Carolina (1999-2003) under Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz, where he tutored the offensive line for two years (1999, 2003), and the offensive tackles and tight ends from 2000-02.
While with the Gamecocks he helped return the institution back to respectability within the Southeastern Conference, which included two Outback Bowl victories over Ohio State at the conclusion of the 2000 and 2001 seasons. In 2003, the South Carolina offensive line led the SEC after giving up only 11 sacks in 12 games.
Before joining South Carolina, he spent two seasons as the offensive line coach for the University of Connecticut (1997-98), where the Huskies appeared in the 1998 NCAA 1-AA playoffs, the first postseason appearance in school history and the first and only 10-win season in school history.
Prior to that, DeGuglielmo spent four seasons (1993-96) at his alma mater Boston University, the first three as offensive line coach and the final one as offensive line/assistant head coach. In his first season at BU, the school posted an 11-0 mark in the regular season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division I-AA playoffs.
DeGuglielmo began his coaching career at Boston College, spending two seasons with the Eagles (1991-92), where he was the school’s graduate assistant offensive line coach under current New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin.
DeGuglielmo grew up in Lexington, Mass, and was a four-year letterwinning offensive lineman at Boston University (1987-90), while playing both the guard and center positions. A two-time Yankee Conference All-Academic Player and a First Team All-New England selection, he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1990 and a master’s degree in 1991.
DeGuglielmo and his wife, Kimberly Ann, have one daughter: Saige Ashley.
The DeGuglielmo File
Date of Birth: July, 15, 1968
2014-pr.: Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
New York Jets
2012: Assistant Coach – Offensive Line
2009-11: Assistant Coach – Offensive Line
New York Giants
2005-08: Assistant Coach – Assistant Offensive Line
2004: Assistant Coach – Assistant Offensive Line/Quality Control
University of South Carolina
2003: Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
2000-02: Assistant Coach – Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends
1999: Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
University of Connecticut
1997-98: Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
1996: Assistant Coach – Offensive Line/Assistant Head Coach
1993-95: Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
1991-92: Assistant Coach – Graduate Assistant Offensive Line
1986-90: Offensive Lineman