Patriots Offensive Line Coach Dante Scarnecchia Retired

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Dante Scarnecchia and Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots watch their team during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Patriots had a devastating end to the season after losing to the Titans in the wildcard round of the playoffs. They will have to go into next season without one of there greatest assistant coaches on the roster. 

Legendary offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia said he will be retiring, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. 

Dante Scarnecchia Coaching Career

Dante Scarnecchia has been coaching with the Patriots most of his coaching career. He has been coaching the offensive line for a long time. Scarnecchia attempted to retire in 2013 but because of his love for football, he could not stay away from the game for too long. He returned back to the Patriots coaching staff in 2016. Scarncchia left the Patriots for 1989 – 1990 to coach for the Colts but returned to New England soon after. 

The 71-year-old was known as one of the best positional coachings in the NFL because of his perfect coaching style. He helped the Patriots win the Superbowl in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2017, and 2019. He will be missed in New England, but will never be forgotten. 

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