Reported 2020 Rutgers football candidate: Greg Schiano

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights fired head coach Chris Ash on Sunday. The team struggled under Ash’s tenure.

According to reports, the Scarlet Knights are going to consider former head coach Greg Schiano. There are reports that he left the New England Patriots, who hired him as their defensive coordinator in the off-season, before leaving before the start of the 2019 season.

Former Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano talks to an official about a call against the Morgan State Bears
Greg Schiano talks to an official about a call against the Morgan State Bears (Getty Images)

The 53-year-old has ties to New Jersey, as he was born in Wyckoff. He attended Ramapo High School, before attending Bucknell University.

Schiano is presently unemployed. He was last the Ohio State Buckeyes Assistant Head Coach & Defensive Coordinator from 2016 through 2018.

When Ryan Day took over as the head coach with Urban Meyer retiring, he elected not to keep Schiano on the staff. He then joined the Patriots staff as Defensive Coordinator for two months before resigning from the position.

He also was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach in 2012 and 2013. Before that, he was the Scarlet Knights football coach from 2001 through 2011.

As a College Football head coach, he is 68-67 and 11-21 as an NFL head coach. In 2006, he won the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, George Munger Award, Home Depot Coach of the Year, Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, Walter Camp Coach of the Year, and the Big East Coach of the Year.

Schiano also served as the Miami (Florida) Hurricanes Defensive Coordinator in 1999 and 2000. He also was the Chicago Bears Defensive Backs Coach in 1998.

He also was the Penn State Nittany Lions Defensive Backs Coach from 1991 through 1995. He was a Graduate Assistant with the Nittany Lions in 1990.

Schiano began his collegiate coaching experience as a Rutgers Graduate Assistant in 1989. His coaching career began at Ramapo High School Raiders in 1988 when he was an assistant coach.

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