Frank Cignetti, Jr.

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For Frank Cignetti's father of the same name who was the head football coach at West Virginia University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, see Frank Cignetti, Sr..
Frank Cignetti, Jr.
Date of birth: (1965-10-04) October 4, 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
High school: Indiana Area High School
Organizations
As coach:
1989
1990–1992
1993–1994
1995–1996
1997–1998
1999
2000–2001
2002–2005
2006
2007
2008
2009–2010
2011
2012-
Pittsburgh (GA)
IUP (WR)
IUP (DB)
IUP (QB)
IUP (OC/QB)
Kansas City Chiefs (QC)
New Orleans Saints (QB)
Fresno State (OC)
North Carolina (OC/QB)
San Francisco 49ers (QB)
California (OC)
Pittsburgh (OC)
Rutgers (OC)
St. Louis Rams (QB)
As player:
1985–1988 IUP
Career highlights and awards
Awards: All-PSAC (1988)

Frank Cignetti (born October 4, 1965) is an American football coach who is currently the Quarterback coach for the NFL St. Louis Rams after serving as the offensive coordinator of the NCAA Rutgers Scarlet Knights in 2011.

Career[edit]

Cignetti was most successful serving as the offensive coordinator at Fresno State for four years from 2002 until 2006. In 2004, Fresno State's offense ranked fifth nationally and seventh in 2005. In 2004 Fresno State became the sixth team in NCAA history to score over 50 points in four consecutive games. The 2004 team also led the Western Athletic Conference in average yards per carry and amassed 65 touchdowns.

Cignetti served as the offensive coordinator for the North Carolina Tar Heels for the 2006 season. When Butch Davis was hired to replace former coach John Bunting at North Carolina, Davis relieved Cignetti of his coaching duties. Cignetti also served as offensive coordinator for the California Golden Bears.[1] Cignetti accepted a position as the offensive coordinator of the University of Pittsburgh football team under head coach Dave Wannstedt on February 18, 2009.[2]

Cignetti also served as quarterbacks coach for the New Orleans Saints and as an offensive assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Frank Cignetti was announced as the Offensive Coordinator for Rutgers University on January 3, 2011.

Frank Cignetti, Jr. was hired by the St. Louis Rams, on February 7, 2012, to be their QB coach.[3]

Personal[edit]

Cignetti is the son of Frank Cignetti, Sr., the longtime coach of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the West Virginia University. Cignetti's brother, Curt, currently serves as the head coach at IUP.

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Preceded by
Kirk Ciarrocca
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Offensive Coordinator
2011-
Succeeded by
Dave Brock
Preceded by
Matt Cavanaugh
Pittsburgh Panthers Offensive Coordinator
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Gary Tranquill
North Carolina Tar Heels Offensive Coordinator
January 2006–December 2006
Succeeded by
John Shoop