Melvin, Galiano returning to Rutgers staff

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano dipped into his past to hire a pair of assistant coaches to round out his staff as Randy Mevlin and Phil Galiano accepted positions to return to the Scarlet Knights' coaching staff. Melvin brings a wealth of NFL and college experience back to Rutgers, where he spend three seasons working under Schiano. Galiano spent the last three seasons at Florida International.

Two familiar faces are returning to Rutgers as Randy Melvin was hired as the defensive line coach and Phil Galiano has been hired to fill the void left when Joe Susan left to become Bucknell's head coach.

Mevlin, 50, spent the last season at Temple last season. He coached at Rutgers from 2002-2004.

In getting Melvin, coach Greg Schiano gets a veteran coach with NFL experience. He left the Scarlet Knights to join Romeo Crennel's staff with the Cleveland Browns.

Melvin spent four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, and also coached for two seasons with the New England Patriots.

Melvin's college experience includes stints at East Illinois, which is his alma mater, Wyoming, Purdue and Illinois.

Meanwhile, Galiano comes back to Rutgers after spending the last three seasons as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Florida International. It means he brings back strong South Florida connections.

Galiano spent four seasons with the Scarlet Knights, and he worked with the defensive line and linebackers. He also coached at Dickinson College, the University of New Haven and Villanova.

It remains to be seen how Galiano's on-staff assignment shakes out since he, in essence, is taking the slot previously occupied by Susan, who served as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.

Scarlet Report Top Stories