|Position:||Senior Offensive Analyst|
|City/State:||Glen Ridge, N.J.|
|Alma Mater:||Seton Hall|
Veteran coach Frank Verducci is in his first season on the Nebraska staff in 2018. He followed Scott Frost to Lincoln after serving as an offensive analyst in 2017 on Frost’s staff at Central Florida.
Verducci helped UCF field the nation’s most improved offense in 2017. The Knights led the nation in scoring and ranked fifth in total offense. The fast-paced, high-scoring offense helped UCF to a 12-0 record, an American Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the Peach Bowl.
Verducci owns an impressive coaching resume with more than 30 years of experience. He has coached in both the FCS and FBS collegiate ranks, while also spending six seasons as an NFL assistant, one year as an NFL scout and one season in the Canadian Football League. Verducci has been an offensive coordinator and coached the offensive line, running backs, tight ends and wide receivers at the FBS level. In addition to serving as UConn’s offensive coordinator, Verducci has coordinated the running game for Florida (2011), Notre Dame (2009) and Iowa (1995-98). He is also familiar with the Big Ten footprint, having spent a total of 10 seasons at Iowa and two seasons at Northwestern, while also coaching for three years at Maryland while the Terrapins were a member of the ACC.
Before joining Frost in Orlando, Verducci was the offensive coordinator at UConn in 2015 and 2016. He spent the 2014 season as an assistant coach at Northern Iowa, following a one-year stint with the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL. Verducci’s most recent Power Five coaching job came as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Florida in 2011.
Verducci spent the 2010 season in a non-coaching role with the St. Louis Rams, after coordinating the Notre Dame running game and serving as the Irish’s offensive line coach in 2009. From 1999 to 2008, Verducci coached in the NLF with the Cincinnati Bengals (1999-2001), Dallas Cowboys (2002), Buffalo Bills (2004-05) and Cleveland Browns (2007-08). The longest stop of his coaching career came at Iowa, where he spent 10 seasons as an offensive assistant from 1989 to 1998. He was also a graduate assistant at Iowa for two seasons in 1985 and 1986, and in between his two stints at Iowa, Verducci coached the wide receivers at Northwestern in 1987 and 1988. Verducci also coached at Northern Illinois (1984), Maryland (1981-83) and Colorado State (1980).
Originally from Glen Ridge, N.J., Verducci earned his bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall in 1980. He and his wife, Noel, have two children. Frank’s father, Tom, was a legendary high school football coach in New Jersey, while his brother, Tom, is a Major League Baseball Analyst for FOX Sports.
2018: Nebraska, Offensive Quality Control
2017: Central Florida, Offensive Analyst
2016: UConn, Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs
2015: UConn, Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends
2014: Northern Iowa, Assistant Coach (Tight Ends/Offensive Tackles)
2013: Montreal Alouettes (CFL), Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)
2011: Florida, Assistant Coach (Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator)
2010: St. Louis Rams, Personnel/Advance Scout
2009: Notre Dame, Assistant Coach (Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator)
2007-08: Cleveland Browns, Offensive Assistant
2005: Buffalo Bills, Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)
2004: Buffalo Bills, Assistant Coach (Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line)
2002: Dallas Cowboys, Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)
2001: Cincinnati Bengals, Assistant Coach (Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line)
1999-2000: Cincinnati Bengals, Assistant Coach (Tight Ends)
1995-98: Iowa, Assistant Coach (Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator)
1992-94: Iowa, Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)
1989-91: Iowa, Assistant Coach (Assistant Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator)
1987-88: Northwestern, Assistant Coach (Wide Receivers)
1985-86: Iowa, Graduate Assistant
1984: Northern Illinois, Assistant Coach (Running Backs/Strength & Conditioning)
1981-83: Maryland, Assistant Coach (Tight Ends)
1980: Colorado State, Graduate Assistant