Pete Mangurian

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Pete Mangurian
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1955-06-17) June 17, 1955 (age 63)
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. Mangurian has been a long time assistant coach in the National Football League as tight end, offensive line and offensive coordinator. He has coached in two Super Bowls and two Pro Bowls and numerous playoff appearances during his tenure as an NFL coach. He also was the Head Football Coach at Cornell University from 1998 to 2000, compiling a record of 16–14.

Playing career[edit]

Mangurian 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 as 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 under Bill Arnsparger. LSU went to four Bowl games during his time there in Baton Rouge. Mangurian returned to the college ranks from 1998 to 2000, as Cornell University Head Coach. He later returned to the Ivy League as Columbia Head Football Coach to rebuild their program in December 2011.


Mangurian was hired by Head Coach Dan Reeves of the Denver Broncos in 1988 and served as the team's tight ends coach until before the 1991 season when he was promoted to the team's offensive line coach. He coached in Super Bowl XXIV against the San Francisco 49ers, as well as coaching in the Pro Bowl in 1991. Mangurian followed Reeves to the New York Giants in 1993 where he was the team's offensive line coach. Mangurian again followed Reeves as his offensive line coach to the Atlanta Falcons. In 2001, Mangurian returned to Reeves staff in Atlanta as offensive line coach, and was promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2003 NFL season. New England Patriots hired him as their tight ends coach in 2005. He was with the Patriots for four years and was the tight end Coach during their appearance in Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants. He was asked by Raheem Morris to join him in Tampa Bay as their Offensive Line Coach following the 2008 season.

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