Brother Paul joins Petrino's staff

Paul Petrino, younger brother to new Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino, has been hired as the new offensive coordinator and receivers coach for the Cardinals.

Paul, like his brother, is a previous member of the Louisville staff, having served as the receivers and special teams coach during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. He left Louisville for Southern Miss to become the quarterbacks coach in 2000 and has spent the past three seasons with the Golden Eagles.

During his two years with the Cardinals, Petrino tutored receivers Arnold Jackson, Lavell Boyd, Charles Sheffield, Deion Branch and Zek Parker. Jackson was an All-American selection, while others were honored as All-Conference USA selections.

In addition to Louisville and Southern Miss, Petrino has also coached at Idaho, Utah State and Carroll College.

Petrino coached teams have had great success and have a combined record of 100-53.  He has been a part of some explosive offensive units as an assistant coach.  As wide receivers coach of the AFROS in 1998 at the University of Louisville, the Cards led the nation in total offense with 560 ypg and 40.1 ppg.  During his three years at Idaho, the Vandals finished second (490 ypg), third (518) and sixth (466) in NCAA 1-AA in total offense.  At Utah State, the Aggies finished ninth in the nation in total offense twice and 16th once.

As a player at Carroll College (1985-88), Coach Petrino helped lead the team to a  33-2 record overall record. He was named all conference and an all region selection at quarterback all four years, earned Kodak All-American honors in 1988, and posted career totals of 4,146 yards rushing and 5,502 passing yards.  Petrino set 16 Carroll College records.

Coach Petrino was born May 25, 1967 in Helena, Montanta.  He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Carroll College in 1990 and is married to the former, Maya Dias, of Helena, Mont.  The Petrino's have 2 children, four year old twins, Mason Vijay and Anne Mari.

Coach Paul Petrino's Coaching Career


Southern Miss, 2000-02:
Quarterbacks
Louisville, 1998-99: Wide Receivers/Special Teams Coordinator
Utah, 1995-97: Wide Receivers/Special Teams Coordinator
Idaho, 1993-94: Wide Receivers
Idaho, 1992: Running Backs
Carroll College, 1989-91: Quarterbacks/Offensive Coordinator

AP story regarding Paul Petrino's hire

Jeff Brohm (quarterbacks) and Greg Nord (tight ends) have also joined the new Cardinals coaching staff.

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