Thursday, February 06, 2014

Former Temple QB DiMichele gets full-time coaching gig with Owls

PHILADELPHIA - The Temple football program announced the promotion of former starting quarterback Adam DiMichele to wide receivers coach.

"Adam has been a great addition to our staff and this promotion is well deserved," said Temple head coach Matt Rhule. "We have a phrase we use here 'Temple-Made, Temple-Proud' and Adam is just that. I had the pleasure of coaching him as a player; he was a leader then and he brings that same quality and respect as a coach. Adam did a great job this year recruiting western Pennsylvania, something we are committed to continuing."

DiMichele joined the Owls staff a year ago as a graduate assistant working with offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield and the quarterbacks, where he was instrumental in the development of true freshman quarterback P.J. Walker.

DiMichele becomes the first former Temple player on record to become a full-time football coach at his alma mater. He was a two-time MVP and team captain from 2007-08 and finished his career at Temple ranked fourth in school history with 5,024 passing yards to go with 40 touchdown passes.

"I’m so appreciative of this opportunity that coach Rhule has given me," said DiMichele. "He’s been like a father figure to me since he was my (QB) coach (in 2007)."

After leaving Temple as a player, DiMichele played professional football, including stints in the NFL, CFL and AFL.

During the 2012 season, he played with the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.

Named the 2011 Southern Indoor Football League MVP, DiMichele led the Erie Explosion to a 9-3 record en route to a division title. He led the league in passing yards per game (270.6), team points per game (70.2), and total team offensive yards per game (260.0), while completing 235-of-427 passes (55%) for over 3,200 yards and a league-best 91 touchdowns to just seven interceptions.

DiMichele has also spent time in training camp with the Eagles in 2009, as well as stints north of the border for both the Calgary Stampeders and  Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

"I enjoyed working with Coach Satterfield last year and look forward to increased responsibilities. It’s funny, everytime I thought I was leaving Philadelphia, another opportunity developed. From graduation to the Eagles to the Philadelphia Soul and back here as a coach; Temple and Philadelphia are in my blood."

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