Assistant coach Dave DeGuglielmo returns to NFL six days after joining Maryland
David Deguglielmo, who was hired last week as the offensive line coach under Randy Edsall at the University of Maryland, has left the school for an unspecified job in the NFL, according to a report on Wednesday from Jeff Barker of The Baltimore Sun. An official announcement is expected on Thursday, according to Barker.
It’s not clear which team pulled DeGuglielmo away from the Terps six days after he joined the school’s program. The 45-year-old Cambridge, Mass., native has had several assistant coaching stints in the NFL, first with the New York Giants in 2005 — from which he got a Super Bowl ring — then the Miami Dolphins and most recently with the New York Jets from January 2012 to February 2013.
Barker cited a statement from DeGuglielmo via the school on Wednesday regarding the sudden change:
“I was excited about the direction of the Maryland football program and coaching in the Big Ten. I was looking forward to working with Randy and couldn’t have been more confident in where this program is heading. Because of family issues this is an opportunity that I could not pass up.”
Edsall said DeGiglielmo’s departure for the NFL is not only a testament to his ability as a coach but also a positive reflection on the school’s program, according to the report:
“I would like to congratulate Dave on this exciting opportunity for his career,” head coach Randy Edsall said in a written statement. “Dave is a great coach who brings a wealth of experience and will be a valued asset at the next level. We are honored that NFL teams pursue members of our coaching staff as we feel this is a compliment to our program.”