Tony Marciano


Position: Offensive Linemen

A graduate of Indiana University in Pennsylvania, Tony Marciano began his coaching career at his alma mater coaching tight ends. The very next year, 1979, he made his way to Texas by the way of Texas Christian University. It only took one year for him to move from a graduate assistant position into the full time head strength and conditioning director/offensive line coach for the Horned Frogs.

In 1981, Marciano made a short move over to Southern Methodist University becoming the tight ends/special teams coach for the Mustangs from 1982-86.  While at SMU, the Mustangs won the Southwest Conference in ‘81, ‘82, and ‘84 beating Pitt in the Cotton Bowl that year.

Marciano took his first offensive coordinator position in 1987 at Brown University.  Only staying two years at Brown, the coaching profession led Marciano to the University of Richmond labeling him the special teams coordinator/offensive line coach for the 1989 Season.

In 1991 and 1992 Marciano was named assistant head coach of Kent State University, as well as the offensive line coach.

He also coached eight years experience in the NFL and another four years in the CFL.  In 1994, Marciano made his first appearance in the Canadian Football League where he would head up the offensive line unit for the Toronto Argonauts.  After one short year and a playoff appearance, Marciano would take an opportunity within the CFL jumping over to the Calgary Stampeders to become the offensive line coach and eventually the offensive coordinator in 1997.

In 1997 as the offensive coordinator of the Stampeders, Marciano made his jump to the NFL as tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts.  From 1998-01, Marciano called Indianapolis home and was part of the biggest turnaround for a franchise in NFL history. This would lead Marciano to his next position with the Houston Texans in 2002.  He was part of the Houston Texans inaugural game played and victory over the Dallas Cowboys in 2002.  For the 2002-03 seasons, he headed up the offensive line, before returning back to the tight ends in 2004. More recently, Marciano was the director of football operations from 2007-10 at Florida’s All-Star Sports Training which develops athletes through scientifically advanced training methods.  He was also part of Football University which conducts national invitational football camps and the US Army All American Bowl yearly.

University of the Incarnate Word gained another long time football coach when Marciano joined the staff in the spring of 2010 as the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.  In the spring of 2012, Marciano was named assistant head coach to continue with his responsibilities on the offensive side of the football.

Playing Career

  • College: Indiana University in Pennsylvania

Coaching Career

  • Indiana University in Pennsylvania (1978)
  • Texas Christian University (1979)
  • Southern Methodist University (1981-1986)
  • Brown University (1987-1990)
  • Kent State University (1991-1992)
  • Toronto Argonauts (1994-1997)
  • Calgary Stampeders (1997)
  • Indianapolis Colts (1998-2001)
  • Houston Texans (2002-2004)
  • University of the Incarnate Word (2010-present)

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