Friday, April 12, 2013
Another John Carroll Pats connection
By Mike Reiss
The Patriots have reportedly hired Jerry Schuplinski to their coaching/scouting staff, tapping the John Carroll University pipeline that has led director of player personnel Nick Caserio, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and scouting assistant Frank Ross to the team.
Schuplinski graduated from John Carroll in 1999 and played alongside McDaniels and Caserio with the Blue Streaks.
Schuplinski likely will start work as a quality control coach, which is an entry-level position on an NFL staff. It is often where Patriots coach Bill Belichick begins the process of grooming young coaches; Bill O'Brien, for example, started in that role before working his way up the ranks.
Schuplinski had been named John Carroll's defensive coordinator earlier this year.