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Joe Coniglio

Outside Linebackers Coach

Experience: 1 year


Joe Coniglio enters his first season with the Los Angeles Rams as their outside linebackers coach after serving at the Naval Academy for the past two seasons.

With the help of Coniglio, the Navy defense finished third in the nation against the run in 2022. The unit was the only defense ranked in the top 25 that faced three of the top 10 rushing offenses in the country. The Navy defense also finished third in fewest first downs allowed, 23rd in sacks, 22nd in fumble recoveries, and 32nd in total defense. Coniglio also mentored senior striker John Marshall, who finished third in the nation in sacks and tackles for loss per game while setting school records for single-season and single-game sacks.

Marshall became the only unanimous First-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection in 2022.

Despite having one of the toughest schedules in the country in 2021, the Navy defense finished 32nd in the nation in run defense (130.4 yards allowed per game), 51st in passing defense (218.2 yards allowed per game), 34th in total defense (348.6 yards allowed per game), and 34th in red zone defense (.778).

He joined the Naval Academy from Kent State, where he coached the outside linebackers and served as the defensive recruiting coordinator for two seasons.

During his second stint with the Golden Flashes, Coniglio helped lead the team to a 3-1 record in a COVID-shortened season and their first bowl win in school history with a 51-41 victory in the 2019 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl.

He spent five seasons at Rhode Island, where he served as defensive line coach, special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator.

During his time with the Rhode Island Rams, they were among national (FCS) leaders in numerous defensive categories.

In 2017, Rhode Island was the only defensive line in the nation to have five players register five or more sacks and 10 or more tackles for loss. The defense broke the program's sack record that season and produced their third different all conference player during Coniglio's coaching stint.

The following season in 2018, Rhode Island ranked 31st in the FCS in total defense. Addtionally on special teams in 2018, Rhode Island ranked in the top 20 in punt return defense, kick return average and punt return average. 

From 2012-13, Coniglio was the defensive line coach at Northern Michigan. He also spent three seasons at Kent State from 2009-2011 while earning a master's degree.

His roles during his first stint at Kent State included special assistant to the head coach, defensive graduate assistant, video coordinator and defensive volunteer. Coniglio worked closely with the defensive line and helped develop future NFL players Roosevelt Nix, Ishmaa'ily Kitchen and Monte Simmons. During that period, Kent State's defense ranked in the top tier of numerous NCAA categories, including 10th in the nation in total defense in 2010.

The following season in 2011, the Golden Flashes ranked 21st in total defense, and in 2009 the defense was fourth in tackles for loss and 17th in sacks.

A two-time All-Mid-American Conference defensive end at Miami (OH), Coniglio was a three-year starter and three-year winner of the RedHawks' Vic Waltz Defensive Lineman of the Year award. He also helped Miami (OH) win three MAC East titles and ranks fifth among the program's sack leaders.

Coniglio and his wife, Jessa, have a daughter, Anna, and two sons, Joseph and Matthew.