Lou Anarumo

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Lou Anarumo
Miami Dolphins
Position: Defensive Backs Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-08-18) August 18, 1966 (age 50)
Career information
College: Wagner University
Career history
As coach:
  • Wagner (1989–1990)
    (Running backs coach)
  • Syracuse (1990–1991)
    (Graduate assistant--assistant defensive backs coach)
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (1992–1994)
    (Defensive coordinator/defensive backs)
  • Harvard (1995–2000)
    (Assistant head coach/defensive backs/special teams)
  • Marshall (2001–2003)
    (Defensive backs coach)
  • Purdue (2004–2011)
    (Defensive backs coach)
  • Miami Dolphins (2012–2015)
    (Defensive backs coach)
  • Miami Dolphins (2015)
    (Defensive coordinator)

Lou Anarumo is an American football coach and former defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the defensive backs coach at Purdue under Joe Tiller and Danny Hope from 2004-2011.

Early years[edit]

Anarumo was born in Staten Island, New York in 1966. He attended Wagner College where he earned his degree in special education. While at Wagner, he served as the Junior Varsity head coach at Susan E. Wagner High School in Staten Island.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Anarumo served as the part-time running backs coach at Wagner in the spring of 1990 before he moved to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy during the fall of 1990 to serve in the same capacity. From there, Anarumo went to Syracuse University where he served as a graduate assistant under Phil Elmassian working with the defensive backs. Anarumo then returned to the Merchant Marines as the defensive coordinator before being hired at Harvard to serve as the assistant head coach and defensive backs coach. It is at Harvard that Anarumo met former boss Joe Philbin, who at the time served as Harvard's offensive line coach. Anarumo made a stop at Marshall before being hired to replace Elmassian at Purdue where he served until he was hired by the Miami Dolphins in 2012.[2][3] On October 8, 2015 he was chosen to be the interim defensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins to replace Kevin Coyle who was fired the same day. Due to the changes in coaching staff following the 2015-16 season, he was once again made the defensive backs coach under Adam Gase, the now head coach for the 2016-17 season.

Personal life[edit]

Anarumo is married to Fran Anarumo. They have three children: Madison, Louis, and Christopher.[4]


  1. ^ "Lou Anarumo Profile". PURDUESPORTS.com - Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Bolin, Ross. "Lou Anarumo joins Miami Dolphins coaching staff". WLFI - West Lafayette, Indiana. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Dowd, Tom. "Dream chance for ex-Wagner assistant Lou Anarumo with Miami Dolphins". SILive.com. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Miami Dolphins: Lou Anarumo". Retrieved 19 September 2012.