Darren Rizzi

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Darren Rizzi
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1970-07-21) July 21, 1970 (age 44)
Playing career
1988–1991 Rhode Island
Position(s) Tight end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1993
1994–1997
1998
1999–2001
2002–2007
2008
2010-Present
Colgate (asst)
New Haven (DC)
Northeastern (ST)
New Haven
Rutgers (ST)[1]
Rhode Island
Miami Dolphins (ST)
Head coaching record
Overall 18–23
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Darren Rizzi (born July 21, 1970) was the head coach of the University of New Haven Chargers football team from 1999–2001[2][3] and the Rhode Island Rams football team in 2008.[4] He compiled an overall record of 18–23–0.[citation needed]

Rizzi grew up in Hillsdale, New Jersey and graduated from Bergen Catholic High School in nearby Oradell.[5]

As of October 5, 2010, Rizzi serves as the Special Teams Coordinator for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
New Haven Chargers (Division II Independent) (1999–2001)
1999 New Haven 5–5
2000 New Haven 5–5
2001 New Haven 5–4
Rhode Island Rams (Colonial Athletic Association) (2008)
2008 Rhode Island 3–9 1–7 10th
Total: 18–23
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl, or College Football Playoff (CFP) game.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rizzi named head coach at Rhode Island". The Sports Network. December 18, 2007. 
  2. ^ GREGORY SCHUTTA (February 25, 1999). "ORADELL'S RIZZI NAMED NEW HAVEN HEAD COACH". The Record. 
  3. ^ ADITI KINKHABWALA (August 14, 2002). "Bringing his lifelong passion home; Rizzi enjoying duties as Rutgers assistant". The Record. 
  4. ^ MIKE SZOSTAK (August 3, 2008). "New-look Rams aim to be winners as camp kicks off". Providence Journal-Bulletin. 
  5. ^ Biggane, Brian. "Darren Rizzi, Dolphins' new special teams coach, teamed with Tony Sparano in New Haven", The Palm Beach Post, October 5, 2010. Accessed February 17, 2011. "A native of Hillsdale, N.J., and a graduate of prep power Bergen Catholic, Rizzi starred as a tight end at Rhode Island after arriving as a walk-on in 1988."