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Louie Cioffi
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Louie Cioffi is in his 20th year of coaching and his second with the Titans staff.

Last year he guided a secondary that blended experience and youth. S Michael Griffin had one of his best NFL seasons, posting the second-highest tackle total of his career (115) and career highs for sacks (3.0) and tackles for loss (7). Cioffi also worked with CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Daimion Stafford and DB Marqueston Huff as they saw significant action for the first times in their careers.

In 2013, Cioffi was the defensive backs coach for the Cleveland Browns. His secondary ranked eighth in the NFL in passing yards allowed and third in fewest yards per passing attempt (6.15). Cioffi guided CB Joe Haden and S T.J. Ward to their first Pro Bowl selections.

Prior to his time with the Browns, Cioffi coached the defensive backs for the Arizona Cardinals, where he worked under Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt. In 2012, Cioffi’s unit helped the Arizona defense lead the NFL in passer rating defense (71.2) and interception percentage (4.4%). This same group also ranked second in interceptions (22), second in third-down efficiency (32.9%), fourth in takeaways (33), and fifth in passing yards allowed (200.8). Under Cioffi’s tutelage, CB Patrick Peterson posted seven interceptions, which ranked fourth in the league, led the league with five fumble recoveries and earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2012. S Adrian Wilson earned a Pro Bowl invite following the 2011 season.

Before the Cardinals, Cioffi spent 14 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. There, he coached six seasons (1997-2002) as a defensive assistant and eight years (2003-10) as assistant defensive backs coach. In his eight seasons with the defensive backs, the Bengals logged 150 interceptions, fifth most in the NFL during that time span. He joined the league in 1997 as the youngest (23) full-time assistant coach in the NFL at the time.

Cioffi began his coaching career in 1993 as a staff assistant with the New York Jets, where he remained for two seasons before coaching wide receivers for two seasons (1995-96) at C.W. Post University.

Raised in Queens, N.Y., Cioffi attended SUNY-Stony Brook. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Cecilia Elle and Corrine, and a son, Sigismondo Connor.

Louie Cioffi Coaching Ledger:

2014-15: Defensive Backs, Tennessee Titans
2013: Defensive Backs, Cleveland Browns
2011-12: Defensive Backs, Arizona Cardinals
2003-10: Assistant Defensive Backs, Cincinnati Bengals
1997-2002: Defensive Assistant, Cincinnati Bengals
1995-96: Wide Receivers, C.W. Post University
1993-94: Staff Assistant, New York Jets

Louie Cioffi is in his 20th year of coaching and his second with the Titans staff.

Last year he guided a secondary that blended experience and youth. S Michael Griffin had one of his best NFL seasons, posting the second-highest tackle total of his career (115) and career highs for sacks (3.0) and tackles for loss (7). Cioffi also worked with CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Daimion Stafford and DB Marqueston Huff as they saw significant action for the first times in their careers.

In 2013, Cioffi was the defensive backs coach for the Cleveland Browns. His secondary ranked eighth in the NFL in passing yards allowed and third in fewest yards per passing attempt (6.15). Cioffi guided CB Joe Haden and S T.J. Ward to their first Pro Bowl selections.

Prior to his time with the Browns, Cioffi coached the defensive backs for the Arizona Cardinals, where he worked under Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt. In 2012, Cioffi’s unit helped the Arizona defense lead the NFL in passer rating defense (71.2) and interception percentage (4.4%). This same group also ranked second in interceptions (22), second in third-down efficiency (32.9%), fourth in takeaways (33), and fifth in passing yards allowed (200.8). Under Cioffi’s tutelage, CB Patrick Peterson posted seven interceptions, which ranked fourth in the league, led the league with five fumble recoveries and earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2012. S Adrian Wilson earned a Pro Bowl invite following the 2011 season.

Before the Cardinals, Cioffi spent 14 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. There, he coached six seasons (1997-2002) as a defensive assistant and eight years (2003-10) as assistant defensive backs coach. In his eight seasons with the defensive backs, the Bengals logged 150 interceptions, fifth most in the NFL during that time span. He joined the league in 1997 as the youngest (23) full-time assistant coach in the NFL at the time.

Cioffi began his coaching career in 1993 as a staff assistant with the New York Jets, where he remained for two seasons before coaching wide receivers for two seasons (1995-96) at C.W. Post University.

Raised in Queens, N.Y., Cioffi attended SUNY-Stony Brook. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Cecilia Elle and Corrine, and a son, Sigismondo Connor.

Louie Cioffi Coaching Ledger:

2014-15: Defensive Backs, Tennessee Titans
2013: Defensive Backs, Cleveland Browns
2011-12: Defensive Backs, Arizona Cardinals
2003-10: Assistant Defensive Backs, Cincinnati Bengals
1997-2002: Defensive Assistant, Cincinnati Bengals
1995-96: Wide Receivers, C.W. Post University
1993-94: Staff Assistant, New York Jets

 

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