- He’s real: ” I take great pride in being from the Rust Belt”
- He develops WR’s and DL, so that kinda fits what we want to do: “As part of the Buccaneers staff this past season, Stacchiotti helped oversee the physical development of three Pro Bowlers: outside linebacker Shaq Barrett (who led the NFL with 19.5 sacks) and wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.”
- He’s got a Pitt tie: “We also got tremendous feedback from a number of Tampa Bay players, including (former Pitt safety) Jordan Whitehead”
- He’s an Italian from Youngstown so Narduzzi and his dad are probably cousins or something.
Hail to Pitt
Per the Pitt SID:
Narduzzi Taps Tampa Bay Bucs’ Stacchiotti for Pitt Strength and Conditioning Post
PITTSBURGH—Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi has announced the hiring of Michael Stacchiotti as the Panthers’ head strength and conditioning coach.
Stacchiotti (pronounced stack-ē-ought- ē), a native of Youngstown, Ohio, joins Pitt from the National Football League, where he was the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“We initially interviewed Michael via FaceTime, and within the first two minutes of our conversation his passion and intensity just knocked us out,” Narduzzi said. “His knowledge of the science behind strength and conditioning is incredibly impressive.
“Michael came highly recommended from some of the top strength coaches in the country. He is cut from the same mold as Buddy Morris and Anthony Piroli, two of the very best in the business. We also got tremendous feedback from a number of Tampa Bay players, including (former Pitt safety) Jordan Whitehead as well as William Gholston and Beau Allen. Everyone said the same thing: Michael is a highly disciplined professional who is going to impact our offseason immediately.”
“It is an honor and privilege to join Coach Narduzzi’s staff at the University of Pittsburgh,” Stacchiotti said. “I consider this home. I take great pride in being from the Rust Belt and we will have a blue-collar mentality in everything we do. The goal at Pitt is to win championships and we will have a relentless work ethic in the Pitt Iron Works as we pursue that goal.”
As part of the Buccaneers staff this past season, Stacchiotti helped oversee the physical development of three Pro Bowlers: outside linebacker Shaq Barrett (who led the NFL with 19.5 sacks) and wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Additionally, Whitehead enjoyed the most productive season of his NFL career as a starting safety.
Prior to Tampa Bay, Stacchiotti served on the football strength and conditioning staffs at Mississippi State (2018), Cincinnati (2017) and Colorado State (2015-16). His initial collegiate appointment was as a strength and conditioning intern at Mississippi State in 2015.
Stacchiotti additionally worked as a strength coach in the Ohio prep ranks at Girard High School and Ursuline High School, Narduzzi’s alma mater.
Stacchiotti is a 2014 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and orthopedic assessment and treatment. He was a three-year football letterman at Baldwin Wallace, playing linebacker and fullback, and captained the team as a senior.
Stacchiotti additionally owns a master’s degree in adult education and training specialization.