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  Chuck Amato
Chuck Amato

Position:
Executive Head Coach/Linebackers

Experience:
21st Season at FSU


09/08/2007

Florida State vs. UAB

September 8th, 2007; Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL

• One of the most respected coaches and recruiters in all of college football, Chuck Amato has helped produce winning football teams and top draft picks throughout his career.

• The defensive line coach on Florida State's 1993 National Championship team and the linebackers coach for the Seminoles when they won the 1999 National Championship.

• Helped coach Florida State to 10 ACC Championships.

• The head coach at his alma mater, NC State, from 2000-06 and led the Wolfpack to unprecedented success.

• He led NC State to the first 11-win season in school history and to five bowl games in seven seasons.

• He guided the Wolfpack to a 49-37 record, five bowl games and to its highest national ranking since 1974 when the Wolfpack finished the season ranked No. 12 in 2002.

• After spending 18 years at FSU and helping the Seminoles win two National Championships, Chuck Amato returned to Tallahassee in 2007 after seven seasons as the head coach at NC State.

• Recruited and coached the only ACC Player (Mario Williams) to ever earn the distinction of being the No. 1 overall selection in the NFL Draft. Now a starter for the Houston Texans, Williams was the No. 1 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.

• Has coached 11 players who were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. He has coached six first round NFL Draft picks at Florida State and coached five first round draft picks as the head coach at NC State.

• Coached the two highest draft picks in the history of the Florida State football program (Andre Wadsworth, third overall in 1993) and in the history of the NC State football program (Mario Williams, first overall in 1996).

• Under Amato, the NC State offense and quarterback Philip Rivers rewrote the NC State and ACC record books in every passing and total offense category. Rivers is currently ranked second in NCAA history for career passing and total yards.

• Amato's 2004 NC State team led the nation in total defense.

• In leading his first four NC State teams to bowl games, he became just the fourth head coach in ACC history to lead his first four teams to bowl games.

• Won an ACC co-championship in 1965 as a player at NC State and was the captain of the NC State defense in 1967.

• As a wrestler, he won two ACC Championships in 1966 and 1968.

• In his 39th season as a college coach.

• He earned his master's degree in education from NC State in 1973.

Amato's #1 Picks

Mario Williams........................................... (Texans No. 1 overall pick in 2006)

Manny Lawson...........................................(49ers No. 1 Draft Choice in 2006)

John McCargo.............................................. (Bills No. 1 Draft Choice in 2006)

Philip Rivers ..............................................(Giants No. 1 Draft Choice in 2004)

Koren Robinson ..................................(Seahawks No. 1 Draft Choice in 2001)

Andre Wadsworth ................................ (Cardinals No. 1 Draft Choice in 1998)

Sam Cowart ................................................. (Bills No. 1 Draft Choice in 1998)

Peter Boulware....................................... (Ravens No. 1 Draft Choice in 1997)

Reinard Wilson ....................................... (Bengals No. 1 Draft Choice in 1997)

Derrick Alexander ....................................(Vikings No. 1 Draft Choice in 1995)

Alphonso Carreker ................................. (Packers No. 1 Draft Choice in 1984)

Amato 's QUICK FACTS

Years as a Collegiate Coach: 38

Born: Easton, PA

Date of Birth: June 26, 1946

Family: Married to Peggy and has twin daughters, LuGina and Selena and grandsons, Sterling and Asher Moon. Son-in-law is former FSU player Jarad Moon.

Coaching Stops:

1969-70 Easton (Pa.) High School (assistant coach)

1971-72 NC State (graduate assistant)

1973-75 NC State (defensive secondary coach)

1976-79 NC State (defensive coordinator/linebacker coach)

1980-81 Arizona (linebacker coach)

1982-95 Florida State (defensive line)

1996-99 Florida State (linebacker coach)

1986-99 Florida State (assistant head coach)

2000-06 NC State (head coach)

2007- Florida State (executive head coach)

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