Anthony Colucci was named the Panthers’ offensive coordinator at the beginning of December, 2016.
Colucci most recently spent three years on staff at Centre College, where he was the tight ends coach for two years before taking over the offensive line. During his tenure with the Colonels, the offense broke program records in total points and yards per season for three consecutive years, finishing 2016 with 5,086 total yards (which ranked 13th nationally for total offense). They also ranked in the top 20 of all NCAA Division III in six other offensive categories, including 42.6 points per game.
During the 2016 campaign, four Colonel offensive lineman were recognized with All-Southern Athletic Association honors under Colucci. Tre Killian was a first-team all-conference selection while both Jeremy Walker and Tim Grabenstein were recognized on the second team. Lowell Brown earned honorable mention all-conference as well.
Centre has compiled 500-plus yards of offense in nine games over the past two seasons, with 12 of at least 400 yards. The Colonels finished top 20 in NCAA Division III in total offense in 2015 as well, with quarterback Heath Haden setting program career records in passing yards (8,872), passing touchdowns (68), and total yards (10,623). In 2014, the Colonels completed an undefeated regular season which sent them to the NCAA Division III Playoffs representing the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). During that conference championship run, Colucci coached all-conference first team selection Brandon Kamp at the tight end position, who was also named to the 2015 Kentucky Football Hall of Fame All-Commonwealth Team.
A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, Colucci spent his playing days at Capital University where he was a three-year starter on the offensive line. He is a 2014 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree of science in nursing.