Greg Schiano adds former Rutgers star DL to Scarlet Knights staff
A former Rutgers star defensive lineman is making a return to Piscataway.
NJ.com reported that Scott Vallone will be returning to Rutgers to serve in a quality control role on Schiano’s staff. He comes to the Scarlet Knights after spending last season as the associate head coach/defensive line coach at Fordham, an FCS program.
Vallone was once on Rutgers’ staff in a graduate assistant role in 2015 under then-head coach Kyle Flood.
Vallone was a player at Rutgers from 2009-12, and made 51-consecutive starts during his time in Piscataway, a program record. In four seasons along the Scarlet Knights defensive line, Vallone collected 195 total tackles, including 36.5 tackles for loss. He also recorded 8.5 sacks and broke up six passes.
Rutgers is coming off a 2-10 campaign in 2019. Schiano is entering his 12th year with the program, but his first season since accepting the opportunity to return earlier this offseason.