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New England Patriots hires Greg Schiano as Defensive Coordinator

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New England Patriots have hired Greg Schiano as their new Defensive Coordinator. He was last the Ohio State Buckeyes Associate Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator.

Schiano fills the opening made by the exit of Brian Flores on Monday, who became the new Miami Dolphins Head Coach. Flores was the team’s Linebackers Coach and defensive play-caller last season.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano looks for answers on a call against the Detroit Lions
Greg Schiano looks for answers on a call against the Detroit Lions (Getty Images)

The Patriots did not have a coach, who was titled Defensive Coordinator in 2018. Matt Patricia was their last titled Defensive Coordinator in 2017 before becoming the Detroit Lions head coach.

Schiano worked for the Buckeyes for three seasons. He was first the Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator before Buckeyes also hired Alex Grinch as Co-Defensive Coordinator in 2018.

Before joining the Buckeyes, he was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach for two seasons. He went a combined 11-21 in those two seasons.

His best season was a 7-9 mark in 2012.

He also served as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Head Coach from 2001 through 2011. He went 68-67 at the North Jersey-based school.

His best season there was an 11-2 mark in 2006.
He was the Miami (Florida) Hurricanes Defensive Coordinator in 1999 and 2000. He also was the Chicago Bears Defensive Backs Coach in 1998.

Schiano was the Bears Defensive Assistant in 1996 and 1997. He was the Penn State Nittany Lions Defensive Backs Coach from 1991 through 1995.

He was also a Graduate Assistant in 1990 with the Nittany Lions. He also served as a Graduate Assistant with the Scarlet Knights in 1989.

He began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Ramapo High School Raiders in 1988.


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