AP: Former Penguin Narduzzi agrees to Pitt position

Pat Narduzzi

Pittsburgh, PA (WYTV) – Reports say that Valley native Pat Narduzzi has agreed to become the head coach for the Pitt Panthers. The school is set to make an announcement about their coaching vacancy Friday afternoon.

Pat has served as the Defensive Coordinator for Michigan State the past seven seasons, helping the Spartans to a top 10 finish in the NCAA’s total defense statistics for each of the past four years.

Pat is the son of Bill Narduzzi, who was the head coach at YSU from 1975 to ’85. Pat even got the chance to play for his dad as a freshman linebacker in the 1985 season. And he’s gone on to great coaching success at Rhode Island and Cincinnati to name a few. And most recently Michigan State, where he’s considered one of the top defensive coordinators in the country.

Narduzzi was named the nation’s top assistant in 2013, and will take over a Pitt team that has gone 19-19 the past three seasons.

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