Inside The Coaching Staff: Lou Anarumo

Posted Apr 7, 2014

Five questions with the Dolphins defensive backs coach.

If you weren’t coaching, what would you be doing right now?

Lou Anarumo: “I would probably working on Wall Street with the rest of my friends. I was an education major but a majority of my buddies kind of just went that way. I could probably see myself doing something like that if I wasn’t doing this. I’ve been doing this for so long, I don’t know, so probably a stock broker.”

What’s something you learned about one of your players this past season?

Anarumo: “We’ll go with Brent Grimes, I guess, because I didn’t know he was such a PlayStation junkie and fisherman extraordinaire. When he’s not playing football he’s either playing video games or fishing. I guess I wouldn’t see him doing those types of things, but I guess that’s what he enjoys doing off the field.”

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

Anarumo: “Every day is different. Every day brings different challenges, different opportunities and you just don’t know what you’re going to get. I love dealing with the players on a daily basis and just all the different challenges that coaching in the NFL brings.”

What were your favorite team and player growing up?

Anarumo: “I would say baseball would be the Yankees and Thurman Munson was my favorite player because I grew up in Staten Island. Football wise, I was a Giants fan growing up and probably Phil Simms was my favorite player. I used to work at Yankee Stadium. My uncle was a security guy at the stadium and he got us jobs selling popcorn and stuff like that when we were kids. It was awesome.”

Which coach has had the biggest influence on your career?

Anarumo: “There have probably been a few throughout the years, but I would have to go back to my high school coach, a guy named Al Paturzo. He’s still at the same high school, Wagner High School in Staten Island. I started coaching there and he kind of pointed me in the right direction, so I would have to say it was him.”
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