Gino Guidugli

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Gino Guidugli
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Running backs coach
Team Cincinnati
Conference AAC
Biographical details
Born (1983-03-13) March 13, 1983 (age 34)
Fort Thomas, Kentucky, U.S.
Alma mater Cincinnati
Playing career
2001-2004 Cincinnati
2005 Tennessee Titans*
2007 Green Bay Blizzard
2007-2008 British Columbia Lions
2008-2009 Green Bay Blizzard
2010 Milwaukee Iron
2011-2012 Milwaukee Mustangs
2013 Chicago Rush
2014 San Antonio Talons
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2010-2012 Central Michigan (GA)
2013-2016 Central Michigan (RB)
2017-present Cincinnati (RB)

Gino Guidugli (born March 13, 1983) is a former American football quarterback. Guidugli is currently the running backs coach at the University of Cincinnati. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Cincinnati.

He is also a former professional Canadian football quarterback. He was one of the backup quarterbacks with the Canadian Football League's British Columbia Lions before being cut by the team following their 2008 training camp. He re-joined the Green Bay Blizzard of af2 for the end of the 2008 season, including the playoffs. He then played in the Arena Football League

Early years[edit]

Guidugli played at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He led Highlands to two state championships in 1999 and 2000 and he also was a backup when Highlands won state in 1998. He still holds many Kentucky records for quarterbacks. He also excelled on the basketball court. He led his basketball team to the Kentucky sweet sixteen his senior season with a buzzer beating shot against Covington Holmes.

College career[edit]

Guidugli played collegiately at the University of Cincinnati from 2001 to 2004. He owns most of the school's passing and total offense records. He is ranked 29th for all time yards and offense of all NCAA division I A FBS schools by a quarterback.[1] He finished his career with 11,453 yards on 880 of 1556 passes (56.6%) and 78 touchdowns. He also rushed for 208 yards and scored five times on 235 carries.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Guidugli went unselected in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was later signed by the Tennessee Titans, but he was ultimately released. He later joined the Green Bay Blizzard of the af2, leading the Blizzard to the af2 playoffs.

He signed a free agent contract with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League on July 23, 2007, following injuries to starting quarterback Dave Dickenson and backup Buck Pierce.[1] However, he was released by the Lions following their 2008 training camp after losing the job as third-string quarterback to rookie Zac Champion.

Guidugli signed with the Milwaukee Iron on January 2, 2010, but was placed on the "Refused to Report" list and did not play with the team.

Guidugli signed with the Milwaukee Mustangs on June 10, 2011.[2] He was reunited with former Green Bay Blizzard coaches Bob Landsee, Mark Stoute, and Cedric Walker. When they signed Gino the Mustangs were 4-8, he went on to start 5 games for the Mustangs and went 3-2, but the 2 losses were by 1 point and 4 points.

Guidugli was introduced as the running backs coach for Central Michigan University on March 11, 2013. He replaced Kort Shankweiler, who left for the tight ends and tackles coaching job at Florida International under his father, Steve, who is the new offensive line coach for FIU. In January 2017 Guidugli was promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach

On March 4, 2017 Cincinnati officially announced that Guidugli was hired as running backs coach[3]


Guidugli has three brothers, former NFL and University of Cincinnati player Ben, Tony, who played at Georgia Military College and Southeast Louisiana State University, and Jeff.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Lions Add Quarterback Gino Guidugli". 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Football Names Gino Guidugli Running Backs Coach". Retrieved 4 March 2017. 

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