Pete Mangurian

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Pete Mangurian
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1955-06-17) June 17, 1955 (age 62)
Los Angeles, California
Alma mater Louisiana State
Playing career
Position(s) Defensive tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–1980 SMU (assistant OL)
1981 New Mexico State (OL)
1982–1983 Stanford (OL)
1984–1987 LSU (OL)
1988–1990 Denver Broncos (TE/HB)
1991–1992 Denver Broncos (OL)
1993–1996 New York Giants (OL)
1997 Atlanta Falcons (OL)
1998–2000 Cornell
2001–2002 Atlanta Falcons (OL)
2003 Atlanta Falcons (OC)
2005–2008 New England Patriots (TE)
2009–2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OL)
2012–2014 Columbia
Head coaching record
Overall 19–41

Peter K. Mangurian (born June 17, 1955) is an American football coach and former player. He was most recently the head football coach at Columbia University, a position he had held from December 2011 to December 2014. His overall record at Columbia was 3–27. Mangurian has previously served as an assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL), including a stint as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons in 2003. He also was the head football coach at Cornell University from 1998 to 2000, compiling a record of 16–14. First coach in NCAA history diagnosed with Asperger's.

Playing career[edit]

Mangurian who is of Armenian descent, attended Louisiana State University from 1975 to 1978, where he played football as a defensive tackle. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Coaching career[edit]


Mangurian began his coaching career as the assistant offensive line coach at Southern Methodist University in 1979 through 1980. In 1981, he spent one season at New Mexico State University as their offensive line coach. He then moved to Stanford University as their offensive line coach in 1982 and 1983 before returning to his alma mater, Louisiana State University, as their offensive line coach from 1984 to 1987. Mangurian returned to the college ranks from 1998 to 2000, as Cornell University's head coach [1] and again in 2011 as Columbia University's head coach.[2]


Mangurian was hired by head coach Dan Reeves of the Denver Broncos in 1988 and served as the team's tight ends/H-backs coach until before the 1991, when he was reassigned as the team's offensive line coach. Mangurian followed Reeves to the New York Giants in 1993, where he was the team's offensive line coach until Reeves' firing after the 1996 season. Mangurian again followed Reeves as his offensive line coach, this time to the Atlanta Falcons. However, after one season, Mangurian left the Falcons to become head coach at Cornell University. In 2001, Mangurian returned to Reeves staff in Atlanta as offensive line coach, and was promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2003 season. Reeves was fired during the season, and Mangurian spent the 2004 season out of football. Prior to the 2005 season, the Patriots hired him as their tight ends coach. He left the Patriots following the 2008 season, to join Raheem Morris's new Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff as an offensive line coach. Morris worked for Mangurian while he coached at Cornell. On January 21, 2011, he was fired as the offensive line coach of the Buccaneers.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Cornell Big Red (Ivy League) (1998–2000)
1998 Cornell 4–6 1–6 T–7th
1999 Cornell 7–3 5–2 3rd
2000 Cornell 5–5 5–2 2nd
Cornell: 16–14 11–10
Columbia Lions (Ivy League) (2012–2014)
2012 Columbia 3–7 2–5 T–6th
2013 Columbia 0–10 0–7 8th
2014 Columbia 0–10 0–7 8th
Columbia: 3–27 2–19
Total: 19–41