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Greg Schiano(full name: Gregory Edward Schiano) is an American football coach who is the current defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He is the former associate head coach and defensive coordinator of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
He served as the head football coach at Rutgers from 2001 to 2011 and as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012 to 2013.
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Greg is 52 years old as of 2018. He was born on 1 June 1966 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States.
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Greg Schiano spent 11 seasons in Piscataway, New Jersey, taking Rutgers from a perennial loser and cultivating a culture of consistent winning. It certainly didn’t happen overnight, but the former Scarlet Knights head coach did something special with a floundering program.
Now, Schiano will stand on the opposite sideline from the team he once coached for a third time, hoping his Ohio State defense can pitch another shutout against the Scarlet Knights. Though Schiano’s defense shows no mercy against the Rutgers offense, he admits that he still has a soft spot for the program.
Schiano spoke with NJ.com’s Keith Sargeant, talking about his feelings toward the program and the university.
“Is it sentimental? Sure it is,” Schiano told NJ.com. “We built that program.”
Schiano coached at Rutgers from 2001 through 2011, compiling a 68-67 record, nothing to impressive at face value. But he inherited a program which was a consistent loser and was considered to be one of the laughingstocks of college football.
In the first four years of Schiano’s tenure, the Scarlet Knights didn’t have a single winning season, and had a 12-34 record from 2001-2004. But things turned around in 2005.
Rutgers posted winning seasons in six of Schiano’s final seven seasons, winning a minimum of eight games each of those years. The Scarlet Knights went 11-2 in 2006 and finished the year ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll.
Schiano’s teams posted a 5-1 bowl record, too.
So yeah, it’s understandable that the Ohio State defensive coordinator still has a soft spot for a program that enjoyed so much success under his leadership.
“When we get ready to play, I know people that are still there,” Schiano said. “Coach (Chris) Ash and I are friends. Sure, when you built something you never forget about it, but now it’s our job to beat them, and my job is to make sure that the defense plays the way they’re capable of playing against them.”
Rutgers travels to Ohio State on Saturday for a noon ET kickoff in Columbus.
Schiano’s defense has pitched two consecutive shutouts against the Scarlet Knights, as the Buckeyes have won the previous two matchups by a combined score of 114-0.
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Never Forget Greg Schiano Penn State Connection Cost Him the Tennessee Job
With Brian Flores on his way to Miami, the New England Patriots turned to former Ohio State coach Greg Schiano to take over their defensive coordinator duties.
However, let’s not forget the controversy surrounding Schiano and his alleged involvement in the Jerry Sandusky coverup scandal during his time at Penn State.
He has denied all involvement with the scandal, yet multiple sources have cited that he took part in withholding information related to Sandusky. The Tennessee Vols inevitably decided to search elsewhere for the head coach, as Schiano’s name was all too controversial at the time.
Schiano had worked under Sandusky at Penn State between 1990 and 1995. Former Nittany Lions assistance coach Mike McQueary testified that another coach had said that Schiano witnessed Sandusky abusing a boy but failed to report the incident. His involvement was never officially confirmed, yet amid backlash, Tennessee saw enough to invite them to pull out of the hiring. This is based on one piece of later-recanted testimony, but it’s certainly stuck with Schiano at previous jobs.
Schiano’s alleged involvement made for a PR nightmare for the Vols during the hiring process.
Whether Schiano was involved or not with the Sandusky scandal remains unknown. The Patriots see him as a fit as their new defensive coordinator, but we shouldn’t forget the controversy that comes with Schiano, wherever he coaches.
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Greg Schiano gets a huge chance from Bill Belichick after social media mob ruined his shot at Tennessee
Published: Feb 7, 2019, 1:28 AM
A little over 14 months after a Twitter mob and a painted rock derailed his shot at becoming the head coach at the University of Tennessee, Greg Schiano will reportedly become the highest-profile assistant coach in football – defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.
The position carries significance because the performance of the Pats’ defense can determine Super Bowls.
Last year, New England’s defense stunk against Philadelphia and the Pats lost. This year, it was brilliant against the Los Angeles Rams and the Pats won.
Regardless, the defensive coordinator in each game, Matt Patricia in 2018 and Brian Flores on Sunday, had already been hired to become NFL head coaches, in Detroit and Miami respectively.
It’s a huge job with high stakes.
And it’s one that Bill Belichick feels comfortable handing over to Schiano, the former Rutgers, and Tampa Bay head coach who spent the past few years as an assistant under Urban Meyer at Ohio State.
Time will tell whether it works out. Predictions are pointless.
For Schiano, though, it is a fresh reboot in the NFL, which seems necessary after the debacle of the Tennessee head coaching search a year ago.
On Nov. 26, 2017, UT athletic director John Currie had zeroed in on hiring Schiano. Word of the deal leaked and some Volunteer fans believed they deserved a better coach than someone who went 68-67 at Rutgers (actually an incredible record considering the state of the program before and after his stint there) and 11-21 with the Buccaneers, where he looked overmatched in almost all ways.
Complaining about the hire was well within the rights of Volunteer fans. No one knows if Schiano would have been good there or not good there. It’s fair game for fans to express their opinion.
It got ugly though when in an effort to undermine Schiano’s hire, the complaints went beyond his coaching acumen and zeroed in on a piece of double hearsay from a 2015 civil deposition of former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary.
McQueary is famous for being a graduate assistant in 2001 who said he walked into the Penn State coaches locker room late one night and saw former Nittany Lion assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and a boy in the shower engaged in some kind of “sexual” position. Overwhelmed at what he witnessed, McQueary walked out, called his father and then reported what he saw to head coach Joe Paterno early the next morning.
Nothing happened to Sandusky for years. McQueary was later fired but became the attorney general’s star witness in the ensuing criminal trials. McQueary also won a multimillion-dollar whistleblower lawsuit against the school.
During the deposition, McQueary said he once discussed Sandusky with another Penn State assistant, Tom Bradley, who is now an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He said Bradley was not surprised by what McQueary told him.