Joe Rudolph

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Joe Rudolph
Joe Rudolph 2013.jpg
Rudolph in 2013
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Associate Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Line Coach
Team Wisconsin
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1972-07-21) July 21, 1972 (age 45)
Charleroi, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Wisconsin
Playing career
1995 Philadelphia Eagles
1997 San Francisco 49ers
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2004–2006 Ohio St. (GA)
2007 Nebraska (TE)
2008–2011 Wisconsin (TE)
2012–2014 Pitt (AHC/OC)
2014 Pitt (Interim HC)
2015–Present Wisconsin (AHC/OC/OL)
Head coaching record
Overall 0–1 (.000)
Bowls 0–1

Joe Rudolph is the Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to this position he was the interim head coach and offensive coordinator of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team.[1][2] He is a former guard in the National Football League for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles.[3]


Rudolph was born on July 21, 1972 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania.[4] and is married to Dawn DeCaria Rudolph of Weirton, West Virginia. Together they have three sons.[5] He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a team captain on the football team, and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Professional playing career[edit]

Rudolph played with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1995.[6] After spending 1996 away from the NFL he spent 1997 with the San Francisco 49ers.

Coaching career[edit]

Rudolph's first coaching experience was as a graduate assistant with the Ohio State Buckeyes. In 2007 Rudolph served as Tight Ends Coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. While there he also worked on special teams and oversaw the punt team. He then served as the tight ends coach of the Wisconsin Badgers football team from 2008 to 2011.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Pittsburgh Panthers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2014)
2014 Pittsburgh 0–1* 0–0* T–3rd (Coastal) L Armed Forces
Pittsburgh: 0–1 0–0
Total: 0–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

*Rudolph served as interim coach after Paul Chryst left for Wisconsin after the regular season. Pittsburgh credits the regular season to Chryst and the Armed Forces Bowl to Rudolph.

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