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As a member on the board of trustees of the American Football Coaches Association since January 2003, Rob Ianello was recently selected as the 26th new head coach for the Akron Zips football team at the University of Akron. Coach Ianello replaced J.D. Brookhart after a less-than-desirable season.
Rob Ianello had been a member of the Notre Dame coaching staff since 2005 and had the good fortune to coach five of their most successful seasons in history. Many Notre Dame school and conference records have been made under Ianello’s watch. Rob Ianello is the only coach who has been dubbed one of the 25-best recruiters in the country by Rivals.com five years in a row.
Before taking over the Akron Zips and Notre Dame, Rob Ianello also had the privilege to work with teams such as the University of Wisconsin (2 years), University of Arizona and the University of Alabama. He led these teams to events such as the Music City Bowl and the Outback Bowl. Coach Ianello has had much success in his coaching career, including mentoring and preparing his players for the NFL One of his very successful players, Owen Daniels, was recruited as a quarterback and Ianello developed into a superstar tight end. Now, Daniels is one of the top receiving tight ends in the NFL.
With Rob Ianello at the forefront of the Akron Zips, they are sure to come out on top this next season. Coach Rob Ianello is excited to bring up the Akron Zips’ spirits, as well as their overall success.
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