After spending last season as a consultant for the Scarlet Knights, Rutgers football head coach Greg Schiano has named Pat Flaherty offensive line coach. This hire completes the Rutgers staff for the 2023 season.
Flaherty is a veteran coach who brings years of positional knowledge to the offensive staff. He is a tw0-time Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants where he coached the offensive line for 12 seasons. During his time with the Giants, Flaherty's offensive line units helped New York finish in top 10 in the NFL offensive six times. They had a 1,000-yard rusher in seven seasons. In 2008, the Giants led the NFL in rushing.
Flaherty has worked with Pro Bowlers like Chris Snee and David Diehl during his time with the Giants.
Prior to taking last season's consulting role with the Scarlet Knights, Flaherty was an analyst at Penn State (2019-20) and a consultant with the New York Giants (2021).
Flaherty Has Coaches at All Levels
The PA native has made other coaching stops around the NFL including in Miami, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Chicago, and Washington. On the collegiate level, Flaherty has held jobs at East Stroudsburg, Penn State, East Carolina, Wake Forest, and Iowa. He coached Rutgers offensive line from 1984-91.
Flaherty now takes over a position group with some untapped potential. There are some young lineman that have shown promise in a line that improved last season but must continue to do so for Rutgers to compete regularly in the tough Big Ten Conference.
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