Legendary New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia has announced his retirement.
"Dante Scarnecchia has been unbelievable in every way," Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said in a statement. "His contributions to our team and to the game of football are unprecedented over the last four decadesAs a coach, he was extraordinarily talented at teaching his players and bringing the most out of each of them. Dante put everything he had into helping his players achieve their maximum potential -- the mark of a great coach."
Scarnecchia coached for 36 seasons in the NFL, 34 of them in three separate stints with New England (1982-1988, 1991-2013, and 2016-2019). Scarnecchia has been on the Patriots coaching staff for 22 of the franchise's 27 playoff seasons and has coached in 49 of the 58 playoff games in team history, including 10 of the team's 11 Super Bowl appearances.