STAFF - COACHING Pete Carmichael – Offensive Coordinator Carmichael’s in his tenth season as Saints offensive coordinator after tutoring the quarterbacks his first three years with the club. Throughout this time, he has been a key figure in the planning and preparations of an offensive attack that has been ranked first in the NFL in yardage in six of the last 12 seasons and in the top six each campaign. During this period of Carmichael’s tenure on the New Orleans coaching staff, the club’s 12-year streak of finishing in the top 10 in offense is the third-longest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. In 2017, Carmichael coordinated a balanced offense that finished second in the NFL (391.2 ypg.), with the Saints being the only club to be ranked in the top five both in
passing (fifth-261.8) and rushing (fifth-129.4). The Saints also finished first in the NFL in yards per play (6.3), passing yards per play (8.1), fourth down efficiency (80.0%) and yards after the catch (2,401). Born Oct. 6, 1971 in Framingham, Mass., Carmichael attended Medway (Mass.) High School where he played football and baseball. He went on to a collegiate career in baseball and was a four-year letterman at Boston College. He graduated with a degree in mathematics in 1994. COACHING CAREER: New Hampshire, 1994; Louisiana Tech, 1995-99; Cleveland Browns, 2000; Washington Redskins, 2001; San Diego Chargers, 2002-05; New Orleans Saints, 2006-.
Ronald Curry – Assistant Wide Receivers Ronald Curry enters his third season with the New Orleans Saints and second in his current position where he will work with Curtis Johnson in tutoring the club’s wideouts. Entering his 13th season in the NFL overall, Curry spent 2013-15 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff and also enjoyed a seven-year NFL career as a wideout for the Oakland Raiders. In 2017, Curry helped guide WR Michael Thomas to career-highs in receptions (104) and receiving yards (1,245). Thomas also set the NFL record for most career receptions in a players’ first two seasons in the league (196). Curry played a role in helping Thomas achieve his first Pro Bowl selection.
Curry was originally selected in the seventh round (235th overall) by the Oakland Raiders in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played in 76 career games with 32 starts and registered 193 receptions for 2,347 yards and 13 touchdowns from 2002-08. A native of Hampton, Va., Curry was an All-American in both football and basketball in high school. PLAYING CAREER: North Carolina, 1998-2001; Oakland Raiders, 2002-08. COACHING CAREER: Mooresville Christian Academy (Head Coach), 2010-12; San Francisco 49ers, 2013-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.
Dan Dalrymple – Head Strength & Conditioning Dan Dalrymple has been a key member of the Saints since arriving in 2006. His responsibilities and influence in the weight room and on the field remain constant throughout the entire year. The efforts of Dalrymple and his staff have played a key role in the club’s success. His routines, focused on building and maintaining strength and stamina while minimizing injuries, have paid dividends. Since 2006, New Orleans has put together 13 winning streaks of three games or more. 21 players have been selected to the Pro Bowl during his tenure, 16 for the first time in their careers. Prior to joining the Saints, Dalrymple spent the previ-
ous 17 seasons in a similar capacity at Miami University (Ohio), including the last 16 as director of athletic conditioning, a program he built from its foundation. He was promoted with the additional title of assistant athletic director in 2003. A 1988 graduate of Miami, Dalrymple was a four-year starter (1983-86) as an offensive lineman and was a first-team All-MAC selection his final two seasons, also earning honorable mention All-America accolades. PLAYING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 1983-86. COACHING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 1987-2005; New Orleans Saints, 2006-.
Peter Giunta – Senior Defensive Assistant Peter Giunta enters his third season as a Saints senior defensive assistant. He’s a 39-year coaching veteran, including 27 years of NFL experience with three Super Bowl Championships. In his third season in New Orleans, Giunta developed a young secondary and built a solid foundation for the defense’s back end. First-round draft pick CB Marshon Lattimore started 13 games while notching 53 total stops and led all NFL rookies with five interceptions during the regular season. Lattimore’s campaign earned him the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. Second-year safety Vonn Bell led the team in tackles with 78 to go with a career high 4.5 sacks. Second-round draft pick
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S Marcus Williams started 15 games and intercepted 4 passes during the regular season. Second year CB Ken Crawley established himself as a full time starter with 13 starts while accumulating 47 tackles, 17 passes defensed, and an interception. Giunta had a four-year playing career as a DB and RB at Northeastern (1974-77), PLAYING CAREER: Northeastern, 1974-77. COACHING CAREER: Swampscott (Mass.) High School, 197880; Penn State, 1981-83; Brown, 1984-87; Lehigh, 198890; Philadelphia Eagles, 1991-94; New York Jets, 1995-96; St. Louis Rams, 1997-2000; Kansas City Chiefs, 2001-05; New York Giants 2006-14; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.