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Joe D'Alessandris
Offensive Line Coach
Age:
63
College:
Western Carolina University
Hometown:
Sewickley, PA.
Experience:
9

Biography

JOE D'ALLESSANDRIS (pronounced dell-ah-SAN-dress), a 39-year coaching veteran, joined the Ravens in 2017 as the team’s offensive line coach. D’Alessandris has extensive experience guiding and developing offensive linemen, both in the collegiate ranks and in the pros. Since 2008, when he transitioned to the NFL, he’s mentored offensive linemen for the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and most recently, the San Diego Chargers. Prior to that, D’Alessandris spent time tutoring players in the NCAA, the Canadian Football League (Ottawa and Memphis) and the World League (Birmingham).

ADDITIONAL COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: During his nearly 40 years of experience, D’Alessandris has primarily coached the offensive line position. While at the collegiate level, he helped several O-linemen reach the NFL, including Duke G Lenny Friedman, who spent 10 years in the league, and Georgia Tech G Andrew Gardner, who is an eight-year veteran most recently with the San Francisco 49ers.

2013-15: (with San Diego) Led the Chargers’ offensive line for three seasons, helping develop talented linemen LT King Dunlap and G/T D.J. Fluker. 2014: Despite being riddled with injuries, Chargers linemen protected QB Philip Rivers, who threw for 4,286 yards and 31 TDs. 2013: San Diego made the playoffs and allowed only 30 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL...Team also ran for over 100 yards in 12 of 16 games.

2010-12: (with Buffalo) Spent three seasons as the team’s offensive line coach. 2011: Bills led the NFL in fewest sacks allowed (23)...The 23 were Buffalo’s third fewest during a 16-game season. 2010: Hired as the Bills’ offensive line coach.

2008-09: (with Kansas City) Spent two seasons as the team’s assistant offensive line coach. 2009: G Brian Waters earned his first Pro Bowl, and RB Jamaal Charles collected his first 1,000-yard rushing season. 2008: Made his NFL coaching debut with the Chiefs.

2002-07: (with Georgia Tech) Spent six years as the offensive line coach for the Yellow Jackets...Helped develop a number of standout Georgia Tech offensive linemen, preparing them for the NFL, including T Nat Dorsey, who was drafted by Minnesota in 2004, G Mansfield Wrotto (Seattle, 2007) and G Andrew Gardner (Miami in 2009).

1997-2001: (with Duke University) Coached the Blue Devils’ offensive line for five years...D’Alessandris tutored several O-linemen who went on to play in the NFL, including G Lenny Friedman, who was drafted in the second round by the Denver Broncos (‘99) and enjoyed a 10-year pro career, and T Drew Strojny (a 2004 draft pick by the NYG).

1979-96: D’Alessandris spent his first 20 years coaching mainly the offensive line position both in the collegiate ranks and in the Canadian Football League (Ottawa and Memphis) and World League (Birmingham)...Entered the coaching ranks as an offensive line coach for Livingston University, following one year as a graduate assistant at his alma mater (Western Carolina).

COLLEGE: Earned four letters as an offensive guard at Western Carolina University...Was named Team MVP and team captain as a senior...Graduated with dual degrees in parks & recreation and health & physical education, also earning a master’s degree in education two years later...While working toward his master’s, he began coaching as a graduate assistant for the WCU Catamounts.

PERSONAL: D’Alessandris attended Center (Aliquippa, PA) HS...Was inducted in 2010 into the Beaver County (PA) Sports Hall of Fame and the Center High School Hall of Fame...Joe and his wife, Toni, have three daughters: Kelly, Emily and Anna...Kelly recently married her husband, Eric, and Anna and her husband, Allen, have a son, Maxwell, and newborn daughter, Ella Murray.

JOE D'ALLESSANDRIS (pronounced dell-ah-SAN-dress), a 39-year coaching veteran, joined the Ravens in 2017 as the team’s offensive line coach. D’Alessandris has extensive experience guiding and developing offensive linemen, both in the collegiate ranks and in the pros. Since 2008, when he transitioned to the NFL, he’s mentored offensive linemen for the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and most recently, the San Diego Chargers. Prior to that, D’Alessandris spent time tutoring players in the NCAA, the Canadian Football League (Ottawa and Memphis) and the World League (Birmingham).

ADDITIONAL COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: During his nearly 40 years of experience, D’Alessandris has primarily coached the offensive line position. While at the collegiate level, he helped several O-linemen reach the NFL, including Duke G Lenny Friedman, who spent 10 years in the league, and Georgia Tech G Andrew Gardner, who is an eight-year veteran most recently with the San Francisco 49ers.

2013-15: (with San Diego) Led the Chargers’ offensive line for three seasons, helping develop talented linemen LT King Dunlap and G/T D.J. Fluker. 2014: Despite being riddled with injuries, Chargers linemen protected QB Philip Rivers, who threw for 4,286 yards and 31 TDs. 2013: San Diego made the playoffs and allowed only 30 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL...Team also ran for over 100 yards in 12 of 16 games.

2010-12: (with Buffalo) Spent three seasons as the team’s offensive line coach. 2011: Bills led the NFL in fewest sacks allowed (23)...The 23 were Buffalo’s third fewest during a 16-game season. 2010: Hired as the Bills’ offensive line coach.

2008-09: (with Kansas City) Spent two seasons as the team’s assistant offensive line coach. 2009: G Brian Waters earned his first Pro Bowl, and RB Jamaal Charles collected his first 1,000-yard rushing season. 2008: Made his NFL coaching debut with the Chiefs.

2002-07: (with Georgia Tech) Spent six years as the offensive line coach for the Yellow Jackets...Helped develop a number of standout Georgia Tech offensive linemen, preparing them for the NFL, including T Nat Dorsey, who was drafted by Minnesota in 2004, G Mansfield Wrotto (Seattle, 2007) and G Andrew Gardner (Miami in 2009).

1997-2001: (with Duke University) Coached the Blue Devils’ offensive line for five years...D’Alessandris tutored several O-linemen who went on to play in the NFL, including G Lenny Friedman, who was drafted in the second round by the Denver Broncos (‘99) and enjoyed a 10-year pro career, and T Drew Strojny (a 2004 draft pick by the NYG).

1979-96: D’Alessandris spent his first 20 years coaching mainly the offensive line position both in the collegiate ranks and in the Canadian Football League (Ottawa and Memphis) and World League (Birmingham)...Entered the coaching ranks as an offensive line coach for Livingston University, following one year as a graduate assistant at his alma mater (Western Carolina).

COLLEGE: Earned four letters as an offensive guard at Western Carolina University...Was named Team MVP and team captain as a senior...Graduated with dual degrees in parks & recreation and health & physical education, also earning a master’s degree in education two years later...While working toward his master’s, he began coaching as a graduate assistant for the WCU Catamounts.

PERSONAL: D’Alessandris attended Center (Aliquippa, PA) HS...Was inducted in 2010 into the Beaver County (PA) Sports Hall of Fame and the Center High School Hall of Fame...Joe and his wife, Toni, have three daughters: Kelly, Emily and Anna...Kelly recently married her husband, Eric, and Anna and her husband, Allen, have a son, Maxwell, and newborn daughter, Ella Murray.

 

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