Mike Kruczek
Mike Kruczek

Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach

1st Season at UMass

Alma Mater:
Boston College '75


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A veteran collegiate and professional football quarterbacks coach, Mike Kruczek joins UMass as the offensive coordinator beginning with the 2012 season. An All-American quarterback at Boston College in 1975 and NFL quarterback from 1976-80, Kruczek brings a wealth of experience to the Minutemen signal callers.

Over the last seven years, Kruczek has served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the professional level working with the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals and the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions.

At the collegiate level, he served six years as the head coach of Central Florida following a 12-year stint as the Knights' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. During his tenure in Orlando, Kruczek coached future NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Daunte Culpepper, led UCF to a win over Alabama, and guided the program as it transitioned to the Mid-American Conference.

He began his coaching career as the quarterbacks coach at Florida State in 1982 where he worked two seasons under legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden.

Kruczek was an All-American standout quarterback at Boston College graduating in 1975. In 1974, he set the NCAA pass completion percentage record (68.9%) and served as Team Captain in 1975. He was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981.

Professionally, he was picked in the second round (47th overall) of the 1976 NFL Draft playing for four seasons with Pittsburgh before concluding his NFL career in 1980 with Washington. He won two Super Bowl rings (1978, 1979) with Pittsburgh and in 1976 as a rookie helped the Steelers to the AFC title game.

Kruczek and his wife Leigh have two children, Kelly and Garrett.

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