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Sal Sunseri
Oakland Raiders
Position: Linebackers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-08-01) August 1, 1959 (age 56)
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
Career history
As coach:
Head coaching record
Regular season: NCAA: 0–1 (.000)

Sal Sunseri (born August 1, 1959) is an American college and professional football coach. He is currently the linebackers coach for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Sunseri played college football for the University of Pittsburgh, where he was an All-American linebacker.

Playing career[edit]

Sunseri attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he played for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team from 1978 to 1981.[1] After beginning his career as a walk-on,[2] Sunseri was a three-year starter and anchored a defense that led the NCAA in total defense in both 1980 and 1981.[1] During his senior year, he was named a team captain and a consensus first-team All-American.

After graduating he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1982 NFL Draft; however, he suffered a career ending knee injury during training camp[1][3] and was given an injury settlement and released from the team.

Coaching career[edit]

Between 1985 and 1992, Sunseri worked as a defensive line and linebacker's coach for his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh.[4] After Paul Hackett was fired as the team's head coach during Pittsburgh's 1992 season,[5] Sunseri was promoted as an interim head coach for the final game versus Hawaiʻi[6]—a 36–23 loss for the Panthers.[7]

After having previously worked as the defensive line coach for the NFL's Carolina Panthers for six seasons,[1] Sunseri returned to college football on January 21, 2009, when he was named as the outside linebackers coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.[8][9] In January 2012, days after winning his second national championship with Alabama, Sunseri left to join Derek Dooley's staff at Tennessee as the defensive coordinator.[10]

In December 2012, Sunseri accepted a job as a defensive assistant at Florida State University. Sunseri helped coach Florida State to the 2013 BCS National Championship.[11]

In January 2015 Sunseri accepted the position of linebackers coach with the Oakland Raiders.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Sunseri is married to Roxann Sunseri (née Evans), who is a former varsity gymnast at Pittsburgh.[1] The couple has two daughters and two sons. His son, Tino is a backup Quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.[13] His younger son, Vinnie, plays safety for the New Orleans Saints.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pittsburgh Panthers (Big East Conference) (1992)
1992 Pittsburgh 0–1 0–0 6th
Pittsburgh: 0–1 0–0
Total: 0–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sal Sunseri". Carolina Panthers. Archived from the original on January 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  2. ^ http://www.seminoles.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/sal_sunseri_834248.html
  3. ^ Tuma, Gary (1983-05-24). "Sunseri, Fedell shooting for comeback with Steelers". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 10. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  4. ^ Emery, Michael (1985-10-19). "Coach Sal Sunseri hopes to bring winning ways back to Pitt". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 11. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  5. ^ Wolff, Alexander (1992-12-07). "Something For Nothing". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  6. ^ "Sunseri named interim coach at Pitt". Philadelphia Inquirer. 1992-11-28. p. C03. 
  7. ^ "Pittsburgh Game by Game Results: 1992". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  8. ^ Gantt, Darin (2009-01-20). "Panthers lose D-line coach Sunseri to Alabama". The Herald (Rock Hill, South Carolina). Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  9. ^ Estes, Gentry (2009-01-21). "Alabama formally names Sal Sunseri and James Willis as new assistants". Mobile Press-Register (AL.com). Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  10. ^ "Vols Name Sunseri Defensive Coordinator". UTSports.com. 2012-01-13. 
  11. ^ "Could Sal Sunseri join Florida State as a position coach?". Tomahawknation.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  12. ^ "Raiders Announce Four Assistant Coaches". Raiders.com. 
  13. ^ "Tino Sunseri". University of Pittsburgh Athletics. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 

External links[edit]


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1408 news items

NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:16:02 -0700

Sunseri was a fifth-round pick in 2014. He played in nine games as a rookie before breaking his arm and missed all of last season after a preseason knee injury forced him to the injured-reserve list. Sunseri is the son of Raiders linebackers coach Sal ...

AL.com

AL.com
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:22:30 -0800

From 2009-11, he led the Crimson Tide outside linebackers before leaving for the defensive coordinator job at Tennessee. He went to Florida State for two years after that. Now, Sunseri is beginning Year 2 as the Oakland Raiders' linebackers coach.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:50:45 -0700

Second-round pick Mario Edwards Jr. came from Florida State, where Raiders linebackers coach Sal Sunseri was defensive ends coach the previous two seasons. The Raiders took two players from Miami. They had first-hand insight from defensive line ...
 
Raiders.com
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:22:30 -0700

1. His son, Vinnie Sunseri, is a Safety for the New Orleans Saints and previously played for the Alabama Crimson Tide. His other son, Tino Sunseri, previously played QB at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a QB in the Canadian Football League.

247Sports

247Sports
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:03:45 -0700

During his time at Alabama he worked with former Crimson Tide assistant Sal Sunseri early in his career with the outside linebackers before shifting to the secondary for the latter part of his tenure. But a new position that comes with new techniques ...

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel
Fri, 01 May 2015 16:27:33 -0700

FSU DE Mario Edwards Jr. was taken 35th overall by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. That means Edwards will reunite with Sal Sunseri, who coached him at FSU the past two seasons. Sunseri, was an outside ...

Tomahawk Nation

Tomahawk Nation
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:51:03 -0800

Original: Is Florida State defensive ends coach Sal Sunseri headed to the Oakland Raiders? Here's what we know as of Thursday afternoon: There has been a rumor going around among Florida State insiders that Sunseri is headed for the Raiders. Sunseri ...

NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:39:56 -0800

Raiders adding Sal Sunseri to defensive staff. Posted by Darin Gantt on January 23, 2015, 8:39 AM EDT. Alabama Tennessee Sunseris Football AP. As Jack Del Rio builds his coaching staff in Oakland, he's reached out to another former co-worker. According ...
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