- Tony Sparano
Infobox NFL PlayerCoach
DateOfBirth=birth date and age|1961|10|7
West Haven, Connecticut
coachingteams=New Haven (OL coach)
Boston University(OL coach)
Boston University (OC)
New Haven (HC)
(Offensive Quality Control Coach)
Cleveland Browns (OL coach)
Washington Redskins(TEs coach) Jacksonville Jaguars(TEs coach) Dallas Cowboys(OL/Assist. HC) Miami Dolphins(head coach)
Tony Sparano (born birth date|1961|10|7 in
West Haven, Connecticut) is the current head coachfor the Miami Dolphinsof the National Football League. He previously spent five seasons as an assistant for the Dallas Cowboys. He has over 20 years of college and NFL coaching experience, although the Dolphins job is his first as an NFL head coach [ [http://www.miamidolphins.com/newsite/news/top_story.asp?contentID=5637 Tony Sparano Becomes Eighth Head Coach In Dolphins History - NEWS: Top Story Presented by WACHOVIA - MiamiDolphins.com ] ] .
Sparano is a 1982 graduate of the
University of New Haven, where he was a four-year lettermanand starting center for the New Haven Chargers, an NCAA Division II program. From 1994-1998, Sparano served as head football coach for his alma mater, his only head coaching job prior to the Miami Dolphins.
In the media
Tony was featured in a segment of
ESPN's " SportsCenter" where they made light of his name being so close to fictional TV mobster Tony Soprano. Sportscaster Kenny Mayneand Sparano himself reenacted the now infamous final scene of the HBOprogram " The Sopranos". Cameos in the segment were made by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, tight end Jason Witten, Dallas Mavericksowner Mark Cubanand even by members of the cast of "The Sopranos".
* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=zGwMfhc1qXA YouTube - Mayne Event: Tony Sparano]
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