Tony Sparano


Tony Sparano

Infobox NFL PlayerCoach


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DateOfBirth=birth date and age|1961|10|7
Birthplace=West Haven, Connecticut
College=New Haven
Position=Head Coach
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coachingyears=1984-1987
1988
1989-1993
1994-1998
1999

2000
2001
2002
2003-2007
2008-"present"
coachingteams=New Haven (OL coach)
Boston University (OL coach)
Boston University (OC)
New Haven (HC)
Cleveland Browns
(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)
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Tony Sparano (born birth date|1961|10|7 in West Haven, Connecticut) is the current head coach for the Miami Dolphins of 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 ] ] .

New Haven

Sparano is a 1982 graduate of the University of New Haven, where he was a four-year letterman and 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 Mayne and Sparano himself reenacted the now infamous final scene of the HBO program "The Sopranos". Cameos in the segment were made by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, tight end Jason Witten, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and even by members of the cast of "The Sopranos".

References

External links

* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=zGwMfhc1qXA YouTube - Mayne Event: Tony Sparano]


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