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Frank Giufre
Offensive Quality Control Coach
College:
Syracuse
Hometown:
Canastota, NY
Experience:
3

Frank Giufre enters his third season as the offensive quality control coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Giufre is in his 14th year of coaching, which includes 11 seasons in college football.

 

Last season, Giufre helped coach an offense that averaged 341.8 yards per game, including 232.8 passing and 108.9 rushing. The Colts 1,743 total rushing yards were the most for the team since the 2006 campaign. Indianapolis set franchise records for fewest turnovers (14) and fumbles lost (four) and became the first team in the NFL to finish a season with the least amount of turnovers and penalties since the 2002 Kansas City Chiefs. The Colts notched 35 10-play drives in 2013, which tied for second in the NFL. Indianapolis also only allowed 32 sacks for the year, which ranked sixth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC.

 

In 2012, Giufre assisted with a Colts offensive unit that averaged 362.4 net yards per game. Indianapolis also rushed for 104.4 yards per game, which is the most for the team since the 2007 campaign. The Colts averaged 8.9 plays per scoring drive, which ranked first in the NFL and completed 65 passes of 20 yards or more, which ranked third in the league. Giufre also coached a rookie class that generated 3,108 total offensive yards, which is the most by a team’s rookie class since the 1970 NFL merger. The Colts joined the Washington Redskins in 2012 as the first teams to make the playoffs with rookies leading in both passing and rushing yards since the 1943 New York Giants.

 

Prior to joining the Colts, Giufre spent five seasons as the run game coordinator, offensive line coach and tight ends coach at the University of Maine (2007-2011).

 

While at Maine, Giufre coached five offensive linemen who earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors. In each of his first three seasons, the offensive line ranked in the top 18 nationally in fewest sacks allowed. Maine also finished in the CAA top four in rushing in each of Giufre’s first two seasons, including paving the way for running back Jhamal Fluellen to rush for 1,052 yards in 2007. 

 

Prior to coaching at Maine, Giufre spent the previous three seasons as the offensive line coach at Sacred Heart University (2004-06). In 2004, Sacred Heart led the Northeast Conference in fewest quarterback sacks allowed with 13.0. Giufre’s offensive line cleared the way for running back Ed Pricolo to earn NCAA FCS All-America honors in 2004 and 2005.

 

Giufre started his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Miami (Fla.) (2001-03), working with the offensive and defensive lines and the tight ends. During his time with Miami, the Hurricanes won the 2001 National Championship with a 37-14 victory over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl and defeated Florida State in the 2004 Orange Bowl.

 

Giufre started his coaching career at Christian Brothers Academy High School in Syracuse, N.Y., where he coached the offensive line during the 2000 season.

 

Giufre was a two-year letterman as a guard and center at Syracuse University. He made five bowl appearances with the Orange, suiting up for the Music City Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Liberty Bowl and Gator Bowl. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science.

 

Giufre and his wife, Jessica, have two sons, James and Dominic.

 

Coaching Career

2001-2003       University of Miami (Fla.)        Graduate Assistant

2004-2006       Sacred Heart                           Offensive Line

2007-2011       Maine                                      Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line/Tight Ends

2012-2014       Indianapolis Colts                    Offensive Quality Control

Frank Giufre enters his third season as the offensive quality control coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Giufre is in his 14th year of coaching, which includes 11 seasons in college football.

 

Last season, Giufre helped coach an offense that averaged 341.8 yards per game, including 232.8 passing and 108.9 rushing. The Colts 1,743 total rushing yards were the most for the team since the 2006 campaign. Indianapolis set franchise records for fewest turnovers (14) and fumbles lost (four) and became the first team in the NFL to finish a season with the least amount of turnovers and penalties since the 2002 Kansas City Chiefs. The Colts notched 35 10-play drives in 2013, which tied for second in the NFL. Indianapolis also only allowed 32 sacks for the year, which ranked sixth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC.

 

In 2012, Giufre assisted with a Colts offensive unit that averaged 362.4 net yards per game. Indianapolis also rushed for 104.4 yards per game, which is the most for the team since the 2007 campaign. The Colts averaged 8.9 plays per scoring drive, which ranked first in the NFL and completed 65 passes of 20 yards or more, which ranked third in the league. Giufre also coached a rookie class that generated 3,108 total offensive yards, which is the most by a team’s rookie class since the 1970 NFL merger. The Colts joined the Washington Redskins in 2012 as the first teams to make the playoffs with rookies leading in both passing and rushing yards since the 1943 New York Giants.

 

Prior to joining the Colts, Giufre spent five seasons as the run game coordinator, offensive line coach and tight ends coach at the University of Maine (2007-2011).

 

While at Maine, Giufre coached five offensive linemen who earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors. In each of his first three seasons, the offensive line ranked in the top 18 nationally in fewest sacks allowed. Maine also finished in the CAA top four in rushing in each of Giufre’s first two seasons, including paving the way for running back Jhamal Fluellen to rush for 1,052 yards in 2007. 

 

Prior to coaching at Maine, Giufre spent the previous three seasons as the offensive line coach at Sacred Heart University (2004-06). In 2004, Sacred Heart led the Northeast Conference in fewest quarterback sacks allowed with 13.0. Giufre’s offensive line cleared the way for running back Ed Pricolo to earn NCAA FCS All-America honors in 2004 and 2005.

 

Giufre started his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Miami (Fla.) (2001-03), working with the offensive and defensive lines and the tight ends. During his time with Miami, the Hurricanes won the 2001 National Championship with a 37-14 victory over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl and defeated Florida State in the 2004 Orange Bowl.

 

Giufre started his coaching career at Christian Brothers Academy High School in Syracuse, N.Y., where he coached the offensive line during the 2000 season.

 

Giufre was a two-year letterman as a guard and center at Syracuse University. He made five bowl appearances with the Orange, suiting up for the Music City Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Liberty Bowl and Gator Bowl. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science.

 

Giufre and his wife, Jessica, have two sons, James and Dominic.

 

Coaching Career

2001-2003       University of Miami (Fla.)        Graduate Assistant

2004-2006       Sacred Heart                           Offensive Line

2007-2011       Maine                                      Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line/Tight Ends

2012-2014       Indianapolis Colts                    Offensive Quality Control

 

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