Michael Cerullo, who has extensive experience in both the National Football League and the college level, is in his first year as Program Aide with the University of Connecticut football program.
Cerullo was most recently an offensive consultant for the University of Miami for the 2010 season and also had a number of recruiting responsibilities. Miami earned a Sun Bowl berth following the '10 season.
Cerullo spent four seasons with the New Orleans Saints - from 2007-08 as an Offensive Assistant working with the offensive line and special teams and from 2009-10 as the Assistant to the Defensive Coordinator. The Saints won Super Bowl XLIV for the 2009 season during his tenure there. His duties with the Saints included providing quality control on both offense and defense, assisting with linebackers and special teams and all scout teams. He also performed film breakdown and creating scouting reports.
Cerullo was a Pro Personnel and Special Teams Intern with the Atlanta Falcons in the 2006 and '07 seasons.
He was a Defensive Graduate Assistant at Syracuse from 2003-05 and worked alongside current Husky head coach Paul Pasqualoni for the first two seasons. The 2004 Orange were BIG EAST Conference champions and played in the Champs Sports Bowl.
From 2000-02, Cerullo worked at Northeastern an assistant coach working with the tight ends and linebackers. With the Huskies, he served with current UConn defensive coordinator Don Brown, who was the head coach for NU at the time.
A native of Middleton, Mass., he was an assistant coach at Curry College in Milton, Mass. in 1999 and was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, Mass., from 1991-98.
Cerullo is a 1999 graduate of Central Connecticut with a Bachelor's degree in science, industrial technology and project management. He was a running back for the Blue Devils football team. Cerullo was a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1993-97 and received his honorable discharge in 1997.
He is engaged to Elizabeth Nickle and has two daughters - Isabella and Emma.