Rutgers has announced the hiring of Pat Flaherty as its new offensive line coach for the 2023 season. Flaherty is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants from 2004 to 2015, winning rings after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in the Big Game in 2007 and 2011.
“Pat is a highly-respected coach and someone I have known for a long time,” Schiano said. “His experience will be beneficial to the development of our offensive line. We all know the Big Ten is a line-of-scrimmage league and Pat understands what it takes to be successful at the highest level.”
In addition to winning Super Bowl’s with the G-Men, Flaherty’s offensive line unit was one of the best in the NFL during his seven year stay.
“The team had a 1,000-yard rusher in seven seasons, including the three best individual rushing seasons in team history (Tiki Barber, 2004-06). His unit, anchored by Pro Bowl selections David Diehl, Shaun O’Hara and Chris Snee, also protected quarterback Eli Manning, who started 183 consecutive games during Flaherty’s tenure with the franchise and passed for 4,000-plus yards on five occasions.”
Flaherty has also coached with the Washington Commanders and Chicago Bears during his NFL stops.
He also coached at Rutgers from 1984 to 1991 as an offensive line coach, and worked with Schiano back in 1989.
“I want to thank Coach Schiano for the opportunity to be back on the Rutgers staff,” Flaherty said. “I know the players and staff here are working hard to make the state of New Jersey proud. There’s plenty of potential with this offensive line and we will strive to make progress every day.”