Utah State Football Hires Roc Bellantoni As Special Teams Coordinator, Tight Ends Coach

Jul 2, 2020, 12:35 PM | Updated: 12:48 pm
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Washington State Cougars assistant coach Roc Bellantoni watches action during game against the Houston Cougars on September 13, 2019, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah State head coach Gary Andersen announced the hiring of Roc Bellantoni as the Aggies’ special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.

Bellantoni joins the Aggies’ football program after most recently serving as interim defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Washington State.

This will be Bellantoni’s first time as a tight ends coach. Bellantoni will take over for USU co-defensive coordinator Frank Maile, who previously coached tight ends.

Bellantoni will serve as an assistant coach on the offensive side of the ball under Utah State offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder. Andersen hired Reeder as the Aggies’ OC in January.

Over his 27-year coaching career, he has coached defensive line and linebackers, as well as serving in the role of defensive and special teams coordinator multiple times.

Bellantoni has helped 16 players reach professional football careers, including three NFL Draft selections.

In each of the last two seasons, Bellantoni helped coach teams to bowl appearances.

Roc Bellantoni’s Coaching History

  • Utah State (2020-Present) – Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends
  • Washington State (2019) – Interim Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Buffalo (2017-18) – Director of Player Personnel/Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Ends
  • Florida Atlantic (2014-16) – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Villanova (2012-13) – Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line
  • Eastern Illinois (2001-11) – Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers/Associate HC
  • Drake (1998-2000) – Defensive Line/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Buena Vista (1995-97) – Defensive Line
  • Mamaroneck High School (1993-94) – Offensive Line/Defensive Line

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