Brian Angelichio, pronounced an-jah-LEEK-o, was named Browns tight ends coach on Jan. 27, 2014.
Last season under Angelichio’s direction, the tight end group combined for 54 receptions for 822 yards and three touchdowns and helped open holes in the run game as the Browns finished fourth in the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 17. Jordan Cameron led all NFL tight ends with an average of 17.7 yards per reception (min. 20 receptions) and recorded the longest play by an NFL tight end since 2009, recording an 81-yard touchdown catch at Carolina on Dec. 21.
Angelichio joined the Browns from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he spent two seasons coaching the tight ends. In 2013, he coached Tim Wright, an undrafted free agent who finished second on the team in receptions (54), receiving yards (571) and receiving touchdowns (five).
Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Angelichio coached the tight ends at Rutgers (2011), where he worked with D.C. Jefferson, who was later drafted by Arizona.
Angelichio spent five seasons at the University of Pittsburgh (2006-10). While at Pitt., he coached future NFL draft choices Nate Byham and Dorin Dickerson along with Darrell Strong, who went on to play for the Raiders. Angelichio was the offensive coordinator during the Panthers 27-10 victory in the 2011 BBVA Compass Bowl against Kentucky, where current Browns wide receivers coach Joker Phillips served as head coach.
Angelichio started his career in 1995 as the secondary coach at SUNY-Brockport and then spent 10 seasons at Ithaca College, where he coached linebackers (1996-97), receivers (1998) and the offensive line (1999) before serving as offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (2000-05). While with the Bombers, Angelichio tutored seven All-Americans, helping the team advance to the postseason in seven of his 10 years. While in charge of the offense, he led a unit that set or tied 30 team or individual records over his final five seasons.
A native of Ilion, N.Y., Angelichio was a three-year starter at outside linebacker at St. Lawrence, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He was also team captain and a four-year starter on the baseball team. He received a master’s degree from Ithaca.
Brian Angelichio’s Coaching Background:
1995 State University of New York at Brockport, secondary coach
1996-97 Ithaca College, linebackers coach
1998 Ithaca College, receivers coach
1999 Ithaca College, offensive line coach
2000-05 Ithaca College, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach
2006 University of Pittsburgh, offensive assistant/tight ends coach
2007-10 University of Pittsburgh, tight ends coach
2011 Rutgers University, tight ends coach
2012-13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, tight ends coach
2014- Cleveland Browns, tight ends coach
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