WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.-
Monmouth University Head Football Coach Kevin Callahan has announced the addition of TJ DiMuzio to his staff as wide receivers coach, effective immediately.
DiMuzio comes to Monmouth from Widener University where he served as Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator and also served as the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator. With seven years of coaching experience, DiMuzio has also coached at Bowling Green, Hofstra and his alma mater University of Delaware.
“TJ is a dynamic young coach with an excellent offensive background,” said Callahan. “His experience at both the FBS and FCS levels have provided him with a great coaching foundation. TJ is a New Jersey native and has extensive knowledge of our recruiting footprint.”
“The thing that attracted me the most to the position was the staff that was already in place,” said DiMuzio. “I’m excited to work with coach Callahan and the guys on staff that have been here for a long time. The fact that Monmouth is building more scholarships each year and joining the Big South is a big deal. Since the program has started it has been on a consistent rise. I’m excited to be working with a veteran group of wide receivers but I think there are also some young guys that have the capability of contributing significantly.”
At Widener, DiMuzio led a Pride offense that ranked first in the Middle Athletic Conference in total offense, scoring offense, pass offense, third down conversions, first downs and completion percentage. Under DiMuzio’s tutelage wideout Anthony Davis earned All-America honors and broke a trio of single-season school receiving records. Quarterback Seth Klein was also named MAC Rookie of the Year after leading the country in completion percentage and throwing for 2,809 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Prior to Widener, DiMuzio spent four seasons at the FBS level at Bowling Green University. His first role was Defensive Graduate Assistant for the 2009 and 2010 seasons, where he worked with the Falcon defensive ends. In January of 2011, DiMuzio was elevated to Director of Player Personal where he also served as the Assistant Special Teams Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator. In that role he coordinated nationwide recruiting efforts, organized recruiting areas, developed offensive game plans for weekly opponents and coordinated the Falcons’ special teams.
After a one year stop coaching the tight ends at Hofstra, DiMuzio returned to Delaware where he worked with the Blue Hen wide receivers in 2008 and running backs in 2007. During that two-year span DiMuzio coached All-America and Walter Payton Award finalist Omar Cuff in 2007 and All-Colonial Athletic Association wide receiver Aaron Love, who set Delaware’s all-time reception record in 2008. A perennial nationally-ranked team, Delaware went 11-3 and played in the National Championship game with DiMuzio on the coaching staff in 2007.
A 2006 graduate of The University of Delaware, DiMuzio played quarterback for the Blue Hens. As a student assistant with UD, the Pennington, N.J., native worked with the outside linebackers during the 2005 season. DiMuzio earned a master’s degree in athletic administration from Bowling Green University in May of 2012.
DiMuzio takes over the position vacated by former Hawk Terence Archer who left for a similar opportunity at Sam Houston State. He will work with one of the most talent laden positions on the Blue & White. Rising seniors Neal Sterling, Lamar Davenport, Eric Sumlin and Thaddeus Richards combined for over 1,500 yards, 16 touchdowns and 116 receptions last season.
Monmouth football begins a new era in 2014, its first season in the Big South Conference. The Annual Blue/White Spring game is slated for April 27, while the 2014 opener is at home against Delaware State on August 30.
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TJ DiMuzio named Wide Receivers Coach