Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rossomando hired by New Haven

University at Albany Offensive Coordinator and Associate Head Coach Peter Rossomando has been named the ninth football head coach in University of New Haven program's history.

The Chargers haven't fielded a team since 2003, but Rossamando has a history in New Haven. He served as an assistant coach from 1994-98 under current Dallas Cowboys Associate Head Coach Tony Sparano.

New Haven was 41-14-1 in Rossomando's first go-round with the Chargers and went to the 1997 NCAA Division II Championship game.

"I'm extremely happy with our decision to hire Peter Rossomando as the next head coach in UNH football history," University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan said.

UAlbany football coach Bob Ford said, "Pete is well prepared and ready for this move. He has crossed all the t's and dotted the i's. He has a passion for the game and every kid on our squad respected that. He is an outstanding offensive line coach, a solid recruiter and has grown in his role as offensive coordinator over the last three seasons. I will miss him as a coach and a friend."

During Rossomando's tenure at UAlbany (2001-2007), the Great Danes posted a 46-32 overall record and a 36-12 mark in Northeast Conference action.

"I was lucky enough to work at UAlbany under a head coach that has been at the same school for 35 years," Rossomando said. "One of the things the Tony Sparano taught me is is you find the right place, with the right people, you can stay forever. Today, I've found the right place and I think we've found the right people for our program to be successful."

Below is a picture from the Unversity of New Haven sports information department and taken by Chris Volpe of Rossomando, with President Kaplan (on left) and Director of Athletics Deborah Chin (right).


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