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Collins promotes DiMichele to tenth assistant spot

Temple coach Geoff Collins is set to promote former Owls standout Adam DiMichele to quarterbacks coach, multiple sources told OwlScoop.com.

The NCAA approved a tenth assistant coach spot last year but the position will not become official until Tuesday. Once the position does become official, DiMichele will fill that spot.

DiMichele, a 3-year starter at quarterback for Temple from 2006-2008, played professional football with stops in the NFL, Canadian Football League, Indoor Football League and Arena Football League.

Following his playing career, DiMichele entered college coaching in 2013 when he joined the Temple staff during Matt Rhule’s first season as head coach. DiMichele started off as a graduate assistant before Rhule promoted him to wide receivers coach in 2014.

A former three-sport athlete at Pittsburgh’s Sto-Rox High School, DiMichele spent the next two seasons in an off-field role as director of player development.

When Collins arrived on campus in December 2016, he opted to retain DiMichele as an offensive quality control coach.

The title of quarterbacks coach was previously held by offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude, who moved from the sideline to the press box during games after Temple’s 43-7 loss at South Florida on Sept. 21. DiMichele served as the main line of communication between the coaches and quarterbacks on the sideline following Patenaude’s move upstairs.

DiMichele originally signed with Penn State out of Sto-Rox, where he became the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League’s all-time leading passer and surpassed the likes of Joe Montana, Joe Namath and Dan Marino. He ended up receiving his release from Penn State and played baseball at Okaloosa-Walton College in Florida for two years.

In 2005, the Toronto Blue Jays selected DiMichele in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball draft. DiMichele eventually opted to play college football and signed on to play at Temple under former coach Al Golden for the 2006 season.

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