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Chet Parlavecchio
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Biography

Chet Parlavecchio enters his third season with the Titans and first as linebackers coach. As linebackers coach, he returns to the position he grew up playing. His first two seasons were as the assistant special teams coach.

Parlavecchio joined the staff after spending more than two decades as a head high school coach in New Jersey where he led Elizabeth High School to a state title in 2006.  He also spent two seasons as a linebackers coach at Temple from 1992-93. In his time at Temple, he coached three players who went on to have productive NFL careers: Lance Johnstone, Tim Terry and Al Singleton.

Chet Parlavecchio enters his third season with the Titans and first as linebackers coach. As linebackers coach, he returns to the position he grew up playing. His first two seasons were as the assistant special teams coach.

Parlavecchio joined the staff after spending more than two decades as a head high school coach in New Jersey where he led Elizabeth High School to a state title in 2006.  He also spent two seasons as a linebackers coach at Temple from 1992-93. In his time at Temple, he coached three players who went on to have productive NFL careers: Lance Johnstone, Tim Terry and Al Singleton.

Last year, the Titans saw record-setting performances from the special teams, including franchise marks for gross (47.6) and net (40.4) punting for Brett Kern. The Titans also produced four kick returns (three punt returns and one kickoff return) for touchdowns for the first time in franchise history.

In Parlavecchio’s first year with the Titans special team unit, K Rob Bironas had one of the finest seasons of his career as he hit 29 of 32 field goals (90.6 percent) and the coverage units each finished in the top 10 in the NFL in return average. As a special teams group, the Titans finished fourth among all categories in Rick Gosselin’s (Dallas Morning News) Special Teams Rankings.

His first high school head coaching job was at Bloomfield (N.J.) High School from 1986-90. From there, he spent one year at Irvington High School (1991). While a coach at Irvington H.S., Raheem Morris, former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was one of his players. Additionally, he had stops at Passaic Valley (1994-98) and Clifton (1999-03).

He played college football for Penn State, where he was a linebacker, co-captain and a teammate with head coach Mike Munchak. In his senior year, he earned second-team All America honors. He was a sixth-round selection by the Green Bay Packers in the 1982 NFL Draft. He spent his first season on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in the final preseason game and he split the 1983 season between the Packers and St. Louis Cardinals.

Raised in Florham Park, N.J., Parlavecchio and his wife, Jean, have two children: Chet and Nichole.

Chet Parlavecchio Coaching Ledger:
2013: Linebackers, Tennessee Titans
2011-12: Assistant Special Teams, Tennessee Titans
2006-09: Head Coach, Elizabeth H.S. (N.J.)
1999-03: Head Coach, Clifton H.S. (N.J.)
1994-98: Head Coach, Passaic Valley (N.J.)
1992-93: Linebackers, Temple
1991: Head Coach, Irvington H.S. (N.J.)
1986-90: Head Coach, Bloomfield H.S. (N.J.)

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