Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Addazio fills staff with recruiter

While losing Don Brown was a big blow to the team, everything Addazio has done since shows a plan for the long-term. His latest hire -- Anthony Campanile -- is his most overt nod to recruiting yet. Campanile is the Defensive Backs coach, but everything about him screams recruiting. He's a Rutgers grad, recent Rutgers assitant and from a New Jersey High School Football family. His dad was a long time New Jersey coach and his two brothers are current high school coaches in New Jersey. Campanile also coached at Don Bosco. To say he has New Jersey roots is an understatement.

Campanile's age is also an asset. Because he is young and has been a high school coach, he has the chance to connect to recruits in a way that an older coach might not.

I have no idea what sort of position coach he'll turn out to be, but at this point we need talent, talent and more talent. It is a tall order for both Addazio and Campanile, but this is the right type of hire.


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Hoib said...

Great area for players, we'll have to go head to head w/ PSU, and RU, but hopefully this guy gives us a leg up.

Guido said...

I know nothing of this coach's strengths and abilities, but his ties to the fertile recruiting grounds of New Jersey high school football talent is very positive and could lead to having great success in future recruiting. His two brothers are coaches at prestigious Catholic High Schools . In addition , he was part of that environment also. On the surface , it looks like a great hire - I wonder if he could maybe talk to K.J.Gray, who recently de-committed , and maybe lure him back to the Heights. Time will tell on this hire - however.

JS Ca said...

I'm a former BC Captain. I coach at Don Bosco Prep. BC hired an excellent coach!