Joe Corozza
Joe Corozza

Hometown:
Cooper City, FL

Last College:
FAU '00, BA Coaching and Human Performance

Position:
Assistant Coach/TE and Special Teams

Birthdate:
07/01/1973

Experience:
14+ years coaching


Assistant Coach Joe Corozza Photo Gallery

Coaching Experience
2010- Florida Atlantic University (Tight Ends/Special Teams) 2006-2009 Florida Atlantic University (Tight Ends)
2005-06 Florida Atlantic University (Graduate Assistant/TE)
2004-05 Florida Atlantic University (Graduate Assistant/Defensive Backs)
2002-03 Florida Atlantic University (Defensive Assistant/Strength Coach)
2001-02 Florida Atlantic University (Intern)
1996-98 J.P. Taravella High School (Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator)
1994-96 Cooper City High School (Assistant Coach Defensive Line)

Bowl Game as a Coach
2008 Motor City Bowl (Florida Atlantic)
2007 New Orleans Bowl (Florida Atlantic)

Professional Players CoachedJoe and Jennifer Corozza
Jason Harmon (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Rob Housler (Arizona Cardinals, 3rd round 69th pick)

Recruiting Area
Tallahassee, Gainesville and Pensacola
as well as the Florida panhandle
Out-of-Florida Area: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana

Personal Information
Birth date: July 1, 1973
Hometown: Cooper City, FL
Education: 2000, B.A, coaching
and human performance, FAU; currently working
toward an M.S. in exercise science
Marital Status: Wife, Jennifer

At FAU
Joe Corozza joined the FAU staff as an assistant coach in the spring of 2006, primarily working with the tight ends, but has been involved with the program since 2001 and the first game. In 2010, the South Florida native assumed the responsibilities of the special teams. The 2010 squad ended the season ranked No. 17 nationally in net punt returns with a 45.17 punt average and just 6.37 yards per return. Groody was named first team all-conference at season's end and also earned honorable mention All-American recognition.

Since the inception of FAU football and dating back through Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger's career, the tight ends have been an instrumental part of the program. This has played out on the field with tight ends ending the season no. 1 or no. 2 in reception yards eight of the 10 seasons FAU has fielded a team. Rob Housler represented the unit ending his senior campaign as a second team all-conference selection and second on the Owls with an average of 52.4 yards per game. In 2009 Jason Harmon returned after being sidelined with an injury with a team leading 48 receptions, sharing time with Jamari Grant who had 27. Harmon also closed out his career with a reception in his last 37 games which placed him No. 10 nationally among all receivers in consecutive-games with a catch and was also named to the Sun Belt All-Decade team. Harmon was listed second on the team in receptions in 2006 and in 2007. Jamari Grant was No. 2 in 2008, and Rob Housler was no. 3 in 2008.

The tight ends have also thrilled the crowd with first down grabs and acrobatic catches. In 2007, Jason Harmon became a common name on campus and the "Harmon Hop" became a crowd pleaser that everyone waited with anticipation. Harmon earned First Team All-Conference honors in 2007 and was instrumental in the program's first bowl berth and victory. Corozza's working knowledge of the unit was made easier in 2006 after working with the tight ends in 2005 as a graduate assistant. In 2005 the group accounted for more than 25% of the team's reception yards and nearly 16% of the team's touchdowns. 2006 was a season that saw the tight ends hit hard with preseason several season-ending injuries. Youth prevailed, providing experience that would pay of in 2007 and 2008. That experience was evident in 2009 with Harmon leading the receivers, Jamari Grant hauling in 27 receptions and the tight ends accounting for 35 percent of the team's receptions. It was also a year that allowed Housler to use his redshirt season and Darian Williams to gain experience that will be valuable in 2010.

Corozza came to FAU in the fall of 2001 as a volunteer and as a member of the inaugural staff. By the end of the spring, he was hired as the strength and conditioning coach for the football program.

As an intern, he was responsible for the spring strength and conditioning program, among other duties, including assisting the defensive staff with opponent scouting reports, opponent offensive film breakdown, FAU defensive film cutups, assisting with defensive game-planning, and booth coaching.

J.P. Taravella High School
He served as J.P. Taravella High School's assistant football coach from 1996-98, and was the varsity's defensive coordinator and defensive line coach in 1997. While at Taravella, he also served as the team's strength and conditioning coach.

Cooper City High School
Prior to J.P. Taravella, he served as Cooper City High School's assistant football coach from 1994-96. At Cooper City, Corozza was responsible for the defensive line as well as strength and conditioning.

Certifications
Corozza is certified as a health and fitness instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine and as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Collegiate Playing Career
Defensive lineman at Rampo College, Mawha, N.J., from 1991-92.

High School Playing Career
Corozza played for Cooper City High School from 1987-90.

Corozza in action 2010

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