Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach
CFL: 15th season
Stamps: 11th season
DelMonaco is in his 11th season as the Stampeders’ offensive line coach and fifth with the additional title of offensive coordinator.
The Calgary offence boasted a pair of West Division all-stars in receiver Reggie Begelton and centre Sean McEwen. Begelton was also a CFL all-star. Injuries forced the team to use 10 different starting offensive linemen over the course of the season but Calgary nevertheless managed to allow the third-fewest sacks in the league. In 10 seasons with DelMonaco as offensive line coach, the Stamps have never finished lower than third in fewest sacks allowed.
In 2022, the Stampeders led the CFL with 562 points scored and 135.3 rushing yards per game. Calgary allowed just 17 sacks, 12 fewer than the next-best team in that category. In nine seasons with DelMonaco as offensive line coach, the Stamps have never finished lower than second in fewest sacks allowed.
Three members of the offensive line – left tackle Derek Dennis, centre Sean McEwen and right guard Ryan Sceviour – made the West Division all-star team in 2022 along with receiver Malik Henry and running back and CFL rushing champion Ka’Deem Carey. Three Stampeders –Dennis, McEwen and Carey – were named to the CFL all-star team.
The Stampeders allowed just 20 sacks in 2021 – the second-lowest total in the league – despite nine different offensive linemen making a start including four who were making their first starts of their careers. In seven seasons with DelMonaco as offensive line coach, the Stamps have never finished lower than second in that category. Three different offensive players were named West Division all-stars in 2021 – Carey, receiver Kamar Jorden and offensive lineman Sean McEwen, who was also named the CFL all-star at centre.
In 2019, Calgary allowed the second-fewest sacks in the CFL with 34. Offensive lineman Shane Bergman was the Stamps’ nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman and earned West Division and CFL all-star recognition. Derek Dennis was also a West Division all-star.
In 2018, the Calgary offensive line tied for the league lead in fewest sacks allowed with 27 and Dennis earned West Division all-star honours.
In 2017, Ucambre Williams became the team’s starting centre despite limited experience at the position and was Calgary’s nominee for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award.
The Stamps allowed the fewest sacks in the CFL for a third consecutive season in 2016. Two members of the offensive line —Dennis and Spencer Wilson — were named CFL all-stars and Dennis was voted the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman.
In 2015, the offensive line paved the way for three different tailbacks to record 100-yard games. Pierre Lavertu and Wilson were West Division all-stars. The previous season, left tackle Stanley Bryant was a CFL all-star for the second straight year. Centre Brett Jones also received the league-wide honour in helping the Stampeders lead the league with 143.9 rushing yards per game.
The Stampeders did not allow a single sack in the 102nd Grey Cup game as Calgary beat Hamilton to win the seventh title in franchise history.
DelMonaco joined the Stamps in 2014 after spending the previous four seasons as the offensive line coach for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Under DelMonaco, members of the Blue Bombers offensive line earned a total of five division all-star honours and Winnipeg had a per-game rushing average of more than 100 yards in three of his four seasons.
DelMonaco joined the Blue Bombers in 2010 after a seven-year stint at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was RPI’s offensive line coach for two seasons (2003-04) and the offensive coordinator for five years (2005-09).
He previously had stops at Hudson Valley Community College and as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois. DelMonaco played offensive line for four seasons at the University of Albany and was a captain during his senior season. The Great Danes won two conference championships during DelMonaco’s Albany career.
DelMonaco and his wife Kelly have two children — Julia and Pasquale III.
Pat DelMonaco’s Coaching History
2020-present – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Offensive Line Coach and Assistant Head Coach
2014-19 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Offensive Line Coach
2010-13 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) – Offensive Line Coach
2005-09 – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NCAA) – Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
2003-04 – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NCAA) – Offensive Line Coach
2002 – Hudson Valley Community College – Quarterbacks Coach
2001 – University of Illinois (NCAA) – Graduate Assistant
2000-01 – Hudson Valley Community College – Offensive Line Coach