Joe Appelbaum
Joe Appelbaum

Wide Receivers Coach

First Season

Alma Mater:
Yale, 1990

Joe Appelbaum is entering his first season on the Minuteman coaching staff, where he will serve as wide receivers coach. He comes to UMass from Northeastern University, where he served as the running backs coach last year. During the 2003 season, Appelbaum helped direct a Husky offense which led the Atlantic 10 Conference in total offense with an average of 431.8 yards per game, while ranking second in scoring offense with an average of 34.5 points per contest. He also directed the career of first team All-Atlantic 10 tailback Tim Gale, who in 2003 became only the third player in Northeastern history to rush for over 1,000 yards (totaling 1,061 yards).

Appelbaum's previous collegiate coaching experience came at Plymouth State College, where he served as offensive line coach in 1993, and offensive coordinator in 1994 and 1995. He was also the wide receivers coach at Hofstra in 1992, where he guided the career of current New York Jets star Wayne Chrebet, and served as secondary coach at Hamilton College in 1991.

From 1996-2002, Appelbaum was away from football, working with a pair of children's services which he founded. He owned and operated Kid Interest Development Services, a day school and day camp in Smithtown, N.Y., which he directed from 1996-2000. Appelbaum then founded Oasis Children's Services, a company which worked with the New York City Board of Education to offer day camp and after-school programs to children. He served as the chief operating officer from 2000-2002.

Appelbaum is a 1990 graduate of Yale University, where he was a strong safety on the football team, playing under defensive coordinator Don Brown.

Appelbaum's Collegiate Coaching File

Years       School                   Assignment
1991        Hamilton                 Secondary
1992        Hofstra                  Wide Receivers
1993        Plymouth State           Offensive Line
1994-1995   Plymouth State           Offensive Coordinator
2003        Northeastern             Running Backs
2004        Massachusetts            Wide Receivers
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