COACHES
Brian Picucci
Offensive Assistant / Quality Control

Biography

With 24 years of coaching experience across the college ranks, Brian Picucci joins the Lions coaching staff in 2018 as the team’s offensive assistant/quality control. He spent the previous two seasons (2016-17) serving as the offensive line/run game coordinator at the University of Maine.

With 24 years of coaching experience across the college ranks, Brian Picucci joins the Lions coaching staff in 2018 as the team’s offensive assistant/quality control. He spent the previous two seasons (2016-17) serving as the offensive line/run game coordinator at the University of Maine.

While at Maine, Picucci helped freshman running back Josh Mack lead the team in rushing en route to FCS Freshman All-American Honorable Mention honors in 2016. The Black Bears averaged 25 more rushing yards per game under Picucci’s guidance compared the year prior to his arrival.

Picucci’s longest coaching tenure came at UMass, where he spent 11 seasons overall (1998-99, 2004-12). He coached the offensive and defensive lines from 1998-99 before working four seasons at Northeastern (2000-03). While at Northeastern, he assisted in the school achieving its first 1-AA playoff berth in school history in 2002. He returned to UMass in 2004 to coach the Minutemen offensive line and coordinate the team’s run game, a role he fulfilled until 2009 when he was promoted to offensive coordinator. Picucci’s team led the CAA in total offense in 2009 and 2010 as he helped produce a 1,000-yard rusher in seven of his nine seasons. In 1998, he was a member of the school’s 1998 1-AA National Championship run.

Prior to Maine, Picucci coached at Becker College (2015) and Widener University (2014) following a one-year stint as the interim head coach at Central Connecticut State in 2013. He began his coaching career at Southern Connecticut State from 1994-97.

Picucci graduated from Syracuse with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1994. The Leominster, Mass. native was a standout fullback/tight end for the Orange from 1989-93, earning three varsity letters and four bowl wins (Peach, Aloha, Hall of Fame, Fiesta) over his career.

 

PICUCCI’S COACHING BACKGROUND

Detroit Lions.................................................................................... 2018-

     Offensive Assistant/Quality Control............................. 2018-

Maine.............................................................................................. 2016-17

     Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator..................... 2016-17

Becker College................................................................................. 2015

     Offensive Coordinator............................................................ 2015

Widener University......................................................................... 2014

     Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line............................ 2014

Central Connecticut State......................................................... 2013

     Interim Head Coach................................................................ 2013

Massachusetts......................................................................... 2004-12

     Offensive Coordinator.................................................... 2009-12

     Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line................... 2004-08

Northeastern............................................................................ 2000-03

     Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line................... 2000-03

Massachusetts........................................................................ 1998-99

     Defensive Line.......................................................................... 1999

     Offensive Line........................................................................... 1998

Southern Connecticut State............................................. 1994-97

     Tight Ends............................................................................ 1994-97

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