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Paul Rutigliano

Assistant Athletics Director For Football Admin.

College: Cleveland State ('80)
Start Date: Jan. 2006
Email: pwrutigliano@liberty.edu

Paul Rutigliano is currently in the ninth year of his second stint as a member of the Flames' football coaching staff after joining the coaching staff in January of 2006. Overall, Rutigliano has served on the Liberty football staff for 19 years.

In his current position as Assistant Athletics Director for Football Administration, Rutigliano oversees the overall operations for the football program. His responsibilities include budget management and business operations, while working closely with the President's Office on specially assigned projects.

During the first several years of his return to the football staff, Rutigliano helped the Flames secure some of the nation's best NCAA FBS opponents. Since his return to Liberty Mountain, the Flames have squared off against Toledo (2007), Wake Forest (2006), West Virginia (2009), N.C. State (2011) and Ball State in 2010, a game Liberty won, 27-23, to mark the program's second victory over an FBS opponent.

Prior to returning to Liberty in 2005, Rutigliano worked in the development, management and marketing of Park ‘N Go – a company which develops and manages off-airport property at major airports.

Rutigliano first joined the Flames' football coaching staff in 1989 under his father, Sam Rutigliano, who finished his 11-year career with the most wins in Liberty's history.

Rutigliano's first professional position came with the NBC affiliate in Cleveland as an on-air talent and writer. In 1983, he left NBC and joined the International Management Group IMG - a global company operating in thirty countries with clients and corporations in Sports & Entertainment and Media. In this position, he worked in Team Sports and corporate marketing.

In 1989, after spending six years as an account executive for International Management Group in Cleveland, Ohio, Rutigliano joined his father in Lynchburg.

Rutigliano began his football career at Holliston High School. After graduating from Holliston, he moved to Milford Academy for one year. Rutigliano then received a football scholarship to the University of New Hampshire. After a career-ending injury, Rutigliano transferred in his final year to Cleveland State University and earned a bachelor of science in communications.

Rutigliano and his wife, Cindy have two children, Kristin and Amanda.