The Miami Dolphins are bringing in former Patriots offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo to help replace Chris Foerster, according to multiple reports Tuesday. Foerster, the second-year offensive line coach, abruptly resigned Monday after a video surfaced on social media of him snorting lines of a white powdery substance.
DeGuglielmo, known as “The Guge” during his time in New England, was born in Cambridge and raised in Lexington, where the undersized 5-foot-7 center anchored the high school team’s offensive line. He later walked on at Boston University, where he became “one of the best players” on the team, according to The Boston Globe.
After serving as an assistant on several college and NFL teams, DeGugliemo took over as the Patriots’ offensive line coach after longtime assistant Dante Scarnecchia’s retirement following the 2013 season.
DeGugliemo oversaw the Patriots young O-line for two seasons. He was fired in 2016, after the Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game. Tom Brady was sacked four times and hit on 20 plays in the game. The Bay State native was shortly thereafter replaced by his predecessor, the retired Scarnecchia.
As the Palm Beach Post first reported, DeGugliemo returns to the Dolphins after serving as their offensive line coach from 2009 to 2011.