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Joe D'Alessandris
Offensive Line
College:
Western Carolina
Hometown:
Aliquippa, PA
Experience:
7

Bio

In January, the Chargers gained 36 years of coaching experience when they selected D’Alessandris to coach the offensive line.      

A former collegiate guard from Western Carolina, D’Alessandris spent the last 36 years as a coach in the NFL, college, the Canadian Football League and the World League. This will mark his 35th year in 37 years of coaching that he will have worked with the offensive line.

D’Alessandris joins the Chargers from Buffalo where he tutored the Bills’ offensive line from 2010-12, including a 2011 season in which the Bills led the league in fewest sacks allowed (23). The Bills started eight different offensive line combinations in ’11 and the 23 sacks allowed was the third-fewest in team history during a 16-game season. The play of the offensive line paid large dividends in the Bills’ running game as they ranked fifth in the NFL in average yards per carry in 2011 and fourth in 2012.               

D’Alessandris’ first NFL job came in Kansas City (2008-09) when he served as the Chiefs’ assistant offensive line coach. Under his watch in 2009, guard Brian Waters was voted to his first-career Pro Bowl and Jamaal Charles recorded his first-career 1,000 yard season.            

A native of Aliquippa, Pa., D’Alessandris earned four letters and started three years at guard for Western Carolina. Team MVP and a team captain as a senior, he graduated in 1977 and earned a master’s degree two years later, both degrees from Western Carolina. It is also where he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant during the 1977 and ’78 seasons. It led to his first full-time job as the offensive line coach at Livingston University in 1979. He then spent the next 29 years between Livingston, Memphis, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Ottawa of the Canadian Football League, Birmingham of the World League, Samford, Texas A&M, Memphis of the Canadian Football League, the University of Pittsburgh, Duke and Georgia Tech.   

In 2010, he was inducted into the Beaver County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame and the Center High School Hall of Fame.       

D’Alessandris and his wife, Toni, have three children, Anna, who’s married to Allen Thomas, Kelly and Emily.

In January, the Chargers gained 36 years of coaching experience when they selected D’Alessandris to coach the offensive line.      

A former collegiate guard from Western Carolina, D’Alessandris spent the last 36 years as a coach in the NFL, college, the Canadian Football League and the World League. This will mark his 35th year in 37 years of coaching that he will have worked with the offensive line.

D’Alessandris joins the Chargers from Buffalo where he tutored the Bills’ offensive line from 2010-12, including a 2011 season in which the Bills led the league in fewest sacks allowed (23). The Bills started eight different offensive line combinations in ’11 and the 23 sacks allowed was the third-fewest in team history during a 16-game season. The play of the offensive line paid large dividends in the Bills’ running game as they ranked fifth in the NFL in average yards per carry in 2011 and fourth in 2012.               

D’Alessandris’ first NFL job came in Kansas City (2008-09) when he served as the Chiefs’ assistant offensive line coach. Under his watch in 2009, guard Brian Waters was voted to his first-career Pro Bowl and Jamaal Charles recorded his first-career 1,000 yard season.            

A native of Aliquippa, Pa., D’Alessandris earned four letters and started three years at guard for Western Carolina. Team MVP and a team captain as a senior, he graduated in 1977 and earned a master’s degree two years later, both degrees from Western Carolina. It is also where he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant during the 1977 and ’78 seasons. It led to his first full-time job as the offensive line coach at Livingston University in 1979. He then spent the next 29 years between Livingston, Memphis, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Ottawa of the Canadian Football League, Birmingham of the World League, Samford, Texas A&M, Memphis of the Canadian Football League, the University of Pittsburgh, Duke and Georgia Tech.

In 2010, he was inducted into the Beaver County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame and the Center High School Hall of Fame.       

D’Alessandris and his wife, Toni, have three children, Anna, who’s married to Allen Thomas, Kelly and Emily.

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