Offensive Line Coach
CFL: 9th season
Stamps: 5th season
DelMonaco returns for his fifth season as the Stampeders’ offensive line coach. Additionally, he oversees the club’s free-agent tryout camps during the off-season.
In 2017, the Stamps allowed the second-fewest sacks in the CFL. In four years with DelMonaco as offensive line coach, the Stamps have never finished lower that second in that category. The line also paved the way for tailback Jerome Messam to crack the 1,000-yard mark and compete for the CFL rushing title, an honour on which he missed out by just 20 yards. Despite limited experience at the position, Ucambre Williams became the team’s starting centre and was Calgary’s nominee for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award.
In 2016, the Stamps allowed the fewest sacks in the CFL for a third consecutive season under DelMonaco’s guidance. Despite the fact that injuries forced the team to use 12 different offensive linemen over the course of the season and that not once after the 11th game of the season was Calgary able to use the same five starters in back-to-back games, the line helped pave the way for an offence that led the league in points scored and a running back — Messam — that won the league rushing title. Two members of the offensive line — Derek Dennis and Spencer Wilson — were named CFL all-stars and Dennis was voted the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman.
In 2015, DelMonaco’s second season with the Stampeders, the club allowed the fewest sacks for a second straight year and the offensive line paved the way for three different tailbacks to record 100-yard games. The offensive line showed great resiliency and flexibility as injuries forced players to change positions multiple times. Only West Division all-stars Pierre Lavertu and Wilson started all 18 regular-season games.
In 2014, Calgary led the CFL in rushing yards (143.9 yards per game) and fewest sacks allowed (26). The line helped Jon Cornish to win a third consecutive rushing title despite playing just nine games and four different Calgary backs recorded 100-yard rushing games. Two members of the line — left tackle Stanley Bryant and centre Brett Jones — earned CFL all-star recognition.
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
2014-18 – 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