Schiano introduces two new assistant coaches

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano introduced the two latest additions to his coaching staff in Phil Galiano and Randy Melvin. Galiano will coach the Scarlet Knights' tight ends and Melvin will coach the defensive line. Schiano discussed hiring his two former assistant coaches, and the familiarity both already have with the program.

Phil Galiano, who spent most of his coaching career on defense, will coach Rutgers' tight ends while Randy Melvin will remain in a familiar role and be the Scarlet Knights' defensive line coach.

The two additions to Rutgers' staff, which was reported Saturday on, were announced Monday by coach Greg Schiano.

"I think they're two excellent teachers, great role models for our kids,'' Schiano said. "Their family, their wives, (are) great people, very familiar with us at Rutgers. I think they are two really good additions. (They) really fit in to where our goals are right now.''

Schiano speaks from experience.

Galiano worked under Schiano from 2003-06. Melvin was with Rutgers from 2002-04.

"These are guys that I stayed in contact with after they left Rutgers,'' Schiano said. "I think we all change, we all evolve, so I'm excited to work with these guys again because, hopefully, I haven't stayed the same since they were here, and I'm sure they haven't.

"So I'm looking forward to seeing how they developed, and I'm sure they're looking to see the same.''

Galiano is an intriguing hire.

Most of Galiano's experience is on the defensive side, although he did spent one season as the tight ends coach at Villanova.

"I think a coach is a coach,'' Schiano said. "If you know how to teach, you can teach a subject matter, whatever it is. We're going to have to get any new coach up to speed with our scheme, our terminology.

"I really like the defensive background that Phil's had, and what that brings to the offensive staff. I think seeing things through the other lens can help us a little bit.''

Galiano spent the last three seasons as Florida International's defensive coordinator, but his contract was not renewed after the 2009 season. He is looking forward to coaching on the offensive side.

"I'm sure it will be a little bit of an adjustment,'' Galiano said. "I have a little bit of a background in there, and really I'm just excited about the opportunity to get on the other side of the ball and learn from those guys there, and also be able to bring some of my influences from a defensive perspective as well.''

Melvin, who was at Temple last season, brings six years of NFL experience and 28 years of coaching back to Rutgers.

And while Galiano got a sneak peak at the facilities when Rutgers hosted Florida International last season, Melvin is getting his first look in a while at the upgrades and changes in the football facilities.

"The facility changes are awesome,'' Melvin said. "I thought the place was really pretty good when I first came through, and now what they've done with the place, it's really big time. I'm really excited about being here.''

Both coaches said they were pouring over film to better learn their new personnel.

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