Coaches

Gary Emanuel
Defensive Line Coach
College:
Plymouth State
Hometown:
New London, CT
Experience:
7

Gary Emanuel enters his fifth season as defensive line coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Emanuel holds 35 years of coaching experience, including 28 years in the collegiate ranks.

 

Last season, Emanuel coached one of the youngest position groups on the team. The unit was spearheaded by veteran defensive end Kendall Langford. In his first season with Indianapolis, Langford started all 16 games and established a new career-high with 7.0 sacks. He tied for the team-high in sacks and led the team with 16 quarterback pressures. Emanuel was instrumental in the development of rookie defensive tackles Henry Anderson and David Parry, who combined for 78 tackles (54 solo), 2.0 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss. Parry was the only rookie on the team to start all 16 games for Indianapolis and Anderson started the first nine games of the season before being placed on the Injured Reserve list on Nov. 9. Emanuel also saw contribution from rookie defensive tackle T.Y. McGill, who tied for third on the team with 3.0 sacks. The Colts defense finished the year with five touchdowns, which tied for the most in a single season in franchise history dating back to 1975 and 1994. Emanuel’s unit helped the defense rank sixth in the NFL in interceptions (17) and tie for first in the league with four interceptions returned for a touchdown.

 

In 2014, Emanuel guided a unit that recorded 263 tackles and 22.5 sacks, while overcoming the loss of outside linebacker Robert Mathis to injury, who led the NFL in sacks in 2013. Rookie outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome paced the team with 6.5 quarterback takedowns, which ranked second among all NFL first-year players. He also recorded a sack-forced fumble in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Denver, which led to a Colts touchdown.

 

Emanuel coached a 2013 defensive line that contributed with 31.0 of the team’s 42.0 sacks, which tied for fifth in the AFC and 11th in the NFL. Mathis earned his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl selection after leading the NFL in sacks (19.5) and forced fumbles (eight). Emanuel also helped tutor two Colts draft picks, including first-round selection Bjoern Werner and fourth-round pick Montori Hughes.

 

In 2012, Emanuel balanced a defensive line that featured seven different starters. In three key Colts victories, the unit played an integral part in stopping the run. In a Week 2 win over Minnesota, the line held Adrian Peterson, the league’s leading rusher, to just 60 yards. It was his lowest total of the season. The Colts also limited Cleveland to 55 total rushing yards in a Week 7 victory and held Titans running back Chris Johnson to 44 yards in the team’s Week 14 win. Redding led the unit with 46 tackles, 2.0 sacks, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery in his first season with the team. Nose tackle Antonio Johnson posted 30 tackles and defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews added 22 stops and one pass defensed.

 

Emanuel joined the Colts following his second stint at Purdue University in 2010, serving as the defensive line coach and sharing the role of defensive coordinator before fully taking over defensive coordinator duties in 2011. He previously was an assistant with the Boilermakers from 1997-2004, coaching defensive tackles (1997-99) and defensive ends (2000-04) and serving as an assistant head coach for his final two seasons (2003-04).

 

In his first season back at Purdue (2010), Emanuel mentored a defense that finished first in the Big Ten in both sacks (33.0) and tackles for loss (91.0), while also helping to improve Purdue's rushing defense that finished last in the conference in 2009 to sixth in 2010. The Boilermakers surrendered 426 fewer rushing yards in 2010 than the previous season, an average of 35.5 fewer yards per game. Emanuel also capped the development of All-America selection Ryan Kerrigan in 2010. In his lone season working with the defensive end, Emanuel helped Kerrigan lead the nation in tackles for loss, lead the conference in sacks and earn Big Ten Defensive Player and Lineman of the Year honors, as well as the first unanimous All-America recognition by a Boilermaker defender in school history.

 

From 2005-06, Emanuel coached the defensive line for the San Francisco 49ers. He made a one-year stop at San Jose State University (2007) prior to joining the Rutgers University coaching staff as the defensive line coach from 2008-09.

 

In his previous tenure at Purdue (1997-2004), the Boilermakers ranked seventh or better in rushing defense in the Big Ten each year, including second in 2004 and third in 2000, 2001 and 2003. The team’s averages of 96.4 and 105.3 yards allowed per game in 2003 and 2004 ranked 10th and 14th nationally. Emanuel coached defensive end Akin Ayodele who was named a First Team All-Big Ten choice in 2001 and played nine seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. Emanuel also guided defensive ends Ray Edwards (Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons), Rob Ninkovich (New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots), Shaun Phillips (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts) and Anthony Spencer (Dallas Cowboys).

 

All told, Emanuel has coached more than 20 players who have gone on to play in the NFL and has been part of 14 teams that played in bowl games, including nine at Purdue.

 

Emanuel was one of 26 coaches invited to participate in the NCAA's annual Expert Coaches Academy in 2007. He has had five internships/fellowships with NFL teams, including: Buffalo Bills (1992), Chicago Bears (1995), Cleveland Browns (1999), Arizona Cardinals (2000) and Oakland Raiders (2001).

 

Emanuel was a defensive line coach at Washington State University from 1994-96. In 1994, the Cougars ranked second in the NCAA in total defense (229.0 ypg.), third in scoring defense (12.1 ppg.) and third in rushing defense (73.8 ypg.). From 1991-93, he served in the same capacity at Syracuse University, helping the defense rank 11th and fifth in the NCAA in 1991 and 1992, respectively. Emanuel was an assistant coach at Dartmouth College from 1988-1991, the University of Massachusetts from 1986-88, West Chester University from 1985-86 and at Plymouth State University from 1981-84. He also served as Plymouth State's head basketball coach from 1983-85.

 

A native of New London, Conn., Emanuel attended Westchester Community College in Valhalla, N.Y., from 1976-78. He started at offensive guard both years, serving as team co-captain and earning First Team NCSA All-America honors as a freshman. He played in the 1977 Junior College Coastal Conference All-Star game. Emanuel then moved on to Plymouth State to earn a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1982 while playing football for two seasons.

 

In 2011, Emanuel was one of seven coaches invited to the NCAA’s Champion Forum, which features a select group of football coaches who have been identified as potential candidates for head football coaching positions at NCAA colleges or universities.

 

Emanuel is married to his wife, Angela.

 

Coaching Career

1981                Plymouth State           Assistant Offensive Line

1982-1984       Plymouth State           Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

1985-1986       West Chester              Defensive Line

1986-1988       Massachusetts            Outside Linebackers

1988-1991       Dartmouth                   Defensive Line

1991-1993       Syracuse                     Defensive Line

1994-1996       Washington State       Defensive Line

1997-1999       Purdue                        Defensive Tackles

2000-2002       Purdue                        Defensive Ends

2003-2004       Purdue                        Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Ends

2005-2006       San Francisco 49ers   Defensive Line

2007                San Jose State           Defensive Line

2008-2009       Rutgers                       Defensive Line

2010                Purdue                        Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line

2011                Purdue                        Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line

2012-2016       Indianapolis Colts       Defensive Line

Gary Emanuel enters his fifth season as defensive line coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Emanuel holds 35 years of coaching experience, including 28 years in the collegiate ranks.

 

Last season, Emanuel coached one of the youngest position groups on the team. The unit was spearheaded by veteran defensive end Kendall Langford. In his first season with Indianapolis, Langford started all 16 games and established a new career-high with 7.0 sacks. He tied for the team-high in sacks and led the team with 16 quarterback pressures. Emanuel was instrumental in the development of rookie defensive tackles Henry Anderson and David Parry, who combined for 78 tackles (54 solo), 2.0 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss. Parry was the only rookie on the team to start all 16 games for Indianapolis and Anderson started the first nine games of the season before being placed on the Injured Reserve list on Nov. 9. Emanuel also saw contribution from rookie defensive tackle T.Y. McGill, who tied for third on the team with 3.0 sacks. The Colts defense finished the year with five touchdowns, which tied for the most in a single season in franchise history dating back to 1975 and 1994. Emanuel’s unit helped the defense rank sixth in the NFL in interceptions (17) and tie for first in the league with four interceptions returned for a touchdown.

 

In 2014, Emanuel guided a unit that recorded 263 tackles and 22.5 sacks, while overcoming the loss of outside linebacker Robert Mathis to injury, who led the NFL in sacks in 2013. Rookie outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome paced the team with 6.5 quarterback takedowns, which ranked second among all NFL first-year players. He also recorded a sack-forced fumble in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Denver, which led to a Colts touchdown.

 

Emanuel coached a 2013 defensive line that contributed with 31.0 of the team’s 42.0 sacks, which tied for fifth in the AFC and 11th in the NFL. Mathis earned his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl selection after leading the NFL in sacks (19.5) and forced fumbles (eight). Emanuel also helped tutor two Colts draft picks, including first-round selection Bjoern Werner and fourth-round pick Montori Hughes.

 

In 2012, Emanuel balanced a defensive line that featured seven different starters. In three key Colts victories, the unit played an integral part in stopping the run. In a Week 2 win over Minnesota, the line held Adrian Peterson, the league’s leading rusher, to just 60 yards. It was his lowest total of the season. The Colts also limited Cleveland to 55 total rushing yards in a Week 7 victory and held Titans running back Chris Johnson to 44 yards in the team’s Week 14 win. Redding led the unit with 46 tackles, 2.0 sacks, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery in his first season with the team. Nose tackle Antonio Johnson posted 30 tackles and defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews added 22 stops and one pass defensed.

 

Emanuel joined the Colts following his second stint at Purdue University in 2010, serving as the defensive line coach and sharing the role of defensive coordinator before fully taking over defensive coordinator duties in 2011. He previously was an assistant with the Boilermakers from 1997-2004, coaching defensive tackles (1997-99) and defensive ends (2000-04) and serving as an assistant head coach for his final two seasons (2003-04).

 

In his first season back at Purdue (2010), Emanuel mentored a defense that finished first in the Big Ten in both sacks (33.0) and tackles for loss (91.0), while also helping to improve Purdue's rushing defense that finished last in the conference in 2009 to sixth in 2010. The Boilermakers surrendered 426 fewer rushing yards in 2010 than the previous season, an average of 35.5 fewer yards per game. Emanuel also capped the development of All-America selection Ryan Kerrigan in 2010. In his lone season working with the defensive end, Emanuel helped Kerrigan lead the nation in tackles for loss, lead the conference in sacks and earn Big Ten Defensive Player and Lineman of the Year honors, as well as the first unanimous All-America recognition by a Boilermaker defender in school history.

 

From 2005-06, Emanuel coached the defensive line for the San Francisco 49ers. He made a one-year stop at San Jose State University (2007) prior to joining the Rutgers University coaching staff as the defensive line coach from 2008-09.

 

In his previous tenure at Purdue (1997-2004), the Boilermakers ranked seventh or better in rushing defense in the Big Ten each year, including second in 2004 and third in 2000, 2001 and 2003. The team’s averages of 96.4 and 105.3 yards allowed per game in 2003 and 2004 ranked 10th and 14th nationally. Emanuel coached defensive end Akin Ayodele who was named a First Team All-Big Ten choice in 2001 and played nine seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. Emanuel also guided defensive ends Ray Edwards (Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons), Rob Ninkovich (New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots), Shaun Phillips (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts) and Anthony Spencer (Dallas Cowboys).

 

All told, Emanuel has coached more than 20 players who have gone on to play in the NFL and has been part of 14 teams that played in bowl games, including nine at Purdue.

 

Emanuel was one of 26 coaches invited to participate in the NCAA's annual Expert Coaches Academy in 2007. He has had five internships/fellowships with NFL teams, including: Buffalo Bills (1992), Chicago Bears (1995), Cleveland Browns (1999), Arizona Cardinals (2000) and Oakland Raiders (2001).

 

Emanuel was a defensive line coach at Washington State University from 1994-96. In 1994, the Cougars ranked second in the NCAA in total defense (229.0 ypg.), third in scoring defense (12.1 ppg.) and third in rushing defense (73.8 ypg.). From 1991-93, he served in the same capacity at Syracuse University, helping the defense rank 11th and fifth in the NCAA in 1991 and 1992, respectively. Emanuel was an assistant coach at Dartmouth College from 1988-1991, the University of Massachusetts from 1986-88, West Chester University from 1985-86 and at Plymouth State University from 1981-84. He also served as Plymouth State's head basketball coach from 1983-85.

 

A native of New London, Conn., Emanuel attended Westchester Community College in Valhalla, N.Y., from 1976-78. He started at offensive guard both years, serving as team co-captain and earning First Team NCSA All-America honors as a freshman. He played in the 1977 Junior College Coastal Conference All-Star game. Emanuel then moved on to Plymouth State to earn a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1982 while playing football for two seasons.

 

In 2011, Emanuel was one of seven coaches invited to the NCAA’s Champion Forum, which features a select group of football coaches who have been identified as potential candidates for head football coaching positions at NCAA colleges or universities.

 

Emanuel is married to his wife, Angela.

 

Coaching Career

1981                Plymouth State           Assistant Offensive Line

1982-1984       Plymouth State           Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

1985-1986       West Chester              Defensive Line

1986-1988       Massachusetts            Outside Linebackers

1988-1991       Dartmouth                   Defensive Line

1991-1993       Syracuse                     Defensive Line

1994-1996       Washington State       Defensive Line

1997-1999       Purdue                        Defensive Tackles

2000-2002       Purdue                        Defensive Ends

2003-2004       Purdue                        Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Ends

2005-2006       San Francisco 49ers   Defensive Line

2007                San Jose State           Defensive Line

2008-2009       Rutgers                       Defensive Line

2010                Purdue                        Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line

2011                Purdue                        Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line

2012-2016       Indianapolis Colts       Defensive Line