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Steve Addazio

  • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

Coaching Experience

2009-present Florida (Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line)
2008 Florida (Assistant Head Coach, Offense/Offensive Line)
2007 Florida (Offensive Line)
2006 Florida (Offensive Line/Tackles; Tight Ends)
2005 Florida (Tight Ends)
2004 Indiana (Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line)
2002-03 Indiana (Offensive Line)
1999-2001 Notre Dame (Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Special Teams)
1997-98 Syracuse (Offensive Line)
1995-96 Syracuse (Asst. Offensive Line/Tight Ends)
1988-94 Cheshire (Conn.) High School (Head Football Coach)
1985-87 Western Connecticut State (Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Possesses 25 years of coaching experience, has been part of 10 bowl games (including six BCS games in the last 14 years), five coaching staffs that have won conference championships and the Florida staff that claimed both the 2006 and 2008 BCS National Championship titles.
  • Took over the reins of the offense in 2009 and finished the season ranked first in the SEC in total offense and second in rushing offense, passing offense and scoring offense. UF finished in the top-10 nationally in passing efficiency (1st), total offense (6th), rushing offense (10th) and scoring offense (10th).
  • The Gators were the only team in the nation in 2009 to rush for over 3,000 yards and pass for more than 3,000 yards. UF was one of seven teams in the nation to have at least 25 rushing touchdowns and 25 passing touchdowns on the season. Florida averaged 5.6 yards per rush in 2009, the third-best average in the nation. The offense totaled 3,105 rushing yards (6th in the nation) and 30 rushing touchdowns (11th in the nation).
  • Center Maurkice Pouncey was named a first-team All-American in 2009 and became the first Rimington Trophy winner in school history.
  • Coached one of the most prominent offensive lines in UF history in 2008 that allowed Florida to rush for 3,236 yards, averaging a school-record 5.9 yards per carry, improving from a 5.3 average in 2007. The offensive line allowed the Gators to pass for 33 touchdowns and run for 42 touchdowns in 2008, as quarterback Tim Tebow passed Emmitt Smith for first-place all-time in rushing touchdowns. The 2008 offensive line only allowed 16 sacks during the season and contributed to one of the most balanced teams in school history that ranked fourth in both scoring offense and defense.
  • In 2007, coached an offensive line that blocked for an offense that rushed 2,602 yards, for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, a jump from the 2006 average of 4.7 yards and also helped the offense to run in 39 touchdowns. The OL allowed just 13 sacks in 2007, a drop of 10 sacks from 2006.
  • Worked with the offensive line, which allowed only 23 sacks and gave up one or less in a game seven times in 2006 after the group allowed 35 sacks in 2005. The unit also paved the way for the UF run game that increased from 3.9 yards per carry and 146.8 yards per game in 2005 to 4.7 yards per carry and 160.0 yards per game in 2006.
  • Addazio went to Indiana after spending the previous three seasons at the University of Notre Dame, where he served as the offensive line, tight ends and special teams' coach between 1999-2001.
  • Prior to his tenure at Notre Dame, Addazio served on the staff at Syracuse University for four seasons (1995-98). The Orange won three-straight Big East crowns during Addazio's four seasons and appeared in four bowl games.
  • Prior to Addazio's Division I collegiate coaching career, he served as one of the nation's top high school coaches at Cheshire High School in Cheshire, Conn. He placed over 20 student-athletes in Division I-A, I-AA, II, and III programs in his seven years. His teams were nationally-ranked in both 1992 and 1994. During one stretch, his club won 34 consecutive games, the second-longest string in the nation. His teams also won three state titles in a row.
  • Addazio began his coaching career at Western Connecticut State University, where he served as an assistant coach under Paul Pasqualoni from 1984-87. The Colonials claimed the New England Football Conference title in 1985 and advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs for the first time in school history.

Prominent Players Coached

  • C MAURKICE POUNCEY - A consensus 2009 All-American and recipient of the Rimington Trophy, presented to the nation's best center. Played in 41 games with 38 career starts.
  • LT PHIL TRAUTWEIN - A 2007 & 2008 All-SEC selection and 2008 Sports Illustrated second-team All-American. Played in 46 games with 29 starts as a Gator and was a 2008 team captain.
  • OT RANDY HAND - Named to the 2005 AP and Coaches' Second Team All-SEC team. Played in 47 games with 41 starts, including the last 34 games of his college career.


  • LT ENOCH DeMAR - Three-time All-Big Ten selection who started in the 2002 Hula Bowl. Also served as co-captain for the Hoosiers and earned Academic All-Big Ten four times.
  • WR COURTNEY ROBY - Indiana's all-time career leader in receptions (170) and receiving yards (2,524). Was an All-Big Ten second-team choice in 2004. Led the Hoosiers in receiving three-straight seasons. Selected in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.


  • TE JABARI HOLLOWAY - Rated third nationally among tight ends in 2000 preseason rankings by both The Sporting News and Lindy's. Named to 2000 preseason All-Independent teams by The Sporting News and Football News. Combined with Dan O'Leary to provide Notre Dame with solid pairing at the tight end position. Listed as first-team preseason All-America tight end for '99 by Lindy's - and was rated seventh nationally among tight ends in '99 preseason position evaluations by The Sporting News. Selected to play in 2001 Delchamps Senior Bowl All-Star Game.
  • TE DAN O'LEARY - Led all 2000 Notre Dame receivers in playing time and caught 10 passes for 87 yards and one touchdown. Developed into a consistently solid blocker to go along with his impressive receiving skills.


  • OG SCOTT KIERNAN - First-team All-Big East offensive guard.
  • TE ROLAND WILLIAMS - Started every game as a senior for the Orange in 2000, catching eight passes for 132 yards (16.5 avg.) and one touchdown. Played on Syracuse's special teams. Williams recorded a career-high 13 catches for 140 yards (10.8 avg.) and five touchdowns.

NFL Players (Round Drafted)
TE Kaseem Sinceno (FA) - Syracuse '98 - Philadelphia Eagles
TE Roland Williams (4th) - Syracuse '98 - St. Louis Rams
OL Scott Kiernan (FA) - Syracuse '99 - New York Giants
OT Mark Baniewicz (7th) - Syracuse '00 - Jacksonville Jaguars
TE Jabari Holloway (4th) - Notre Dame '01- New England Patriots
TE Dan O'Leary (6th) - Notre Dame '01 - Buffalo Bills
OG P.J. Alexander (FA) - Syracuse '02 - Denver Broncos
TE John Owens (5th) - Notre Dame '02 - Detroit Lions
OG Kurt Vollers (FA) - Notre Dame '02 - Indianapolis Colts
OT Jordan Black (5th) - Notre Dame '03 - Kansas City Chiefs
OT Brennan Curtin (6th) - Notre Dame '03 - Green Bay Packers
C Jeff Faine (1st) - Notre Dame '03 - Cleveland Browns
OT Enoch DeMar (FA) - Indiana '03 - Cleveland Browns
OG Sean Mahan (5th) - Notre Dame '03 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
OT Jim Molinaro (7th) - Notre Dame '04 - Washington Redskins
WR Courtney Roby (3rd) - Indiana '05 - Tennessee Titans
OT Randy Hand (FA) - Florida '06 - New England Patriots
OT Isaac Sowells (4th) - Indiana '06 - Cleveland Browns
OT Tavares Washington (FA) - Florida '06 - San Francisco 49ers'
C Drew Miller (FA) - Florida '08 - Jacksonville Jaguars
OT Carlton Medder (FA) - Florida '08 - Arizona Cardinals
OT Phil Trautwein (FA) - Florida '09 - St. Louis Rams
OT Jason Watkins (FA) - Florida '09 - Houston Texans

Playing Career
Was a four-year starter at Central Connecticut State from 1978-81. Addazio earned tryouts with the NFL's New England Patriots, USFL's Jacksonville Bulls and CFL's Ottawa Roughriders.

Personal Information
Birthdate: June 1, 1959
Hometown: Farmington, Conn.
Education: 1981 - Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Central Connecticut State University; 1985 - Master's Degree in Physical Education from Central Connecticut State University
Family: Married to the former Kathy Donoghue. They have three children: Nicole (22), Jessica (19) and Louie (16).

Bowl Games as a Coach
1996: Gator
1996: Liberty
1997: Fiesta
1999: Orange
2002: Fiesta
2006: Outback
2007: BCS National Championship
2008: Capital One
2009: BCS National Championship
2010: Sugar

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