Coaches

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

Frank Giufre enters his second season as the offensive quality control coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Giufre is in his 13th year of coaching, which includes 11 seasons in college football.

Last season, 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-CAA 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 (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 (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. 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 one son, James.

Coaching Career

2001-2003       University of Miami      Graduate Assistant

2004-2006       Sacred Heart               Offensive Line

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

2012-2013       Indianapolis Colts        Offensive Quality Control

Frank Giufre enters his second season as the offensive quality control coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Giufre is in his 13th year of coaching, which includes 11 seasons in college football.

Last season, 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-CAA 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 (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 (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. 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 one son, James.

Coaching Career

2001-2003       University of Miami      Graduate Assistant

2004-2006       Sacred Heart               Offensive Line

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

2012-2013       Indianapolis Colts        Offensive Quality Control