Pitt has hired Michael Stacchiotti as its next strength and conditioning coach, Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned.
A Girard, Ohio native, Stacchiotti will come to Pitt after spending the 2019 season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Girard is just minutes from Youngstown, the hometown of Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi.
Before his stint with the Bucs, Stacchiotti was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Mississippi State in 2018 under Anthony Piroli, who Stacchiotti followed to Tampa Bay. Piroli is an Aliquippa alum and was a graduate assistant at Pitt under Buddy Morris. Former Mississippi State head coach is a Pittsburgh native, as well.
Stacchiotti also worked at Cincinnati and Colorado State after his college football career at Division III Baldwin Wallace (Berea, Ohio) ended.
At Pitt, Stacchiotti will replace Dave Andrews, who left after five seasons to take a similar position at Iowa State. PSN has learned that Stacchiotti has already started preparations for offseason training with the Pitt players, though his hiring has not yet officially been announced.
Pitt will also need to replace the rest of the strength and conditioning staff, which also departed with Andrews. The Panthers had three full-time assistants on the staff in 2019.