Todd Orlando

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Todd Orlando
Current position
Title Defensive coordinator
Team South Florida
Conference The American
Biographical details
Born (1971-03-24) March 24, 1971 (age 52)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1990–1993 Wisconsin
Position(s) Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994 Central Catholic HS (PA) (DC)
1995 P Fox Chapel Area HS (PA) (DC)
1996–1998 Penn (LB)
1999–2004 Connecticut (ILB)
2005–2010Connecticut (DC/ILB)
2011–2012 FIU (DC/LB)
2013–2014 Utah State (DC/LB)
2015–2016 Houston (DC/LB)
2017–2019 Texas (DC/LB)
2020–2021 USC (DC/LB)
2022 Florida Atlantic (DC/LB)
2023–present South Florida (DC)

Todd Orlando (born March 24, 1971) is an American football coach. He is the defensive coordinator at the University of South Florida. He served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin from 2017 to 2019 and the University of Southern California (USC) from 2020 to 2021. Prior to Texas, he was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Houston. Prior to coaching at Houston, he was the defensive coordinator at Utah State University. [1]

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Playing career

Orlando played linebacker at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and then was a three-year (1991–1993) letterwinner at inside linebacker at the University of Wisconsin and a member of the 1993 Wisconsin Badgers football team, which shared the Big Ten Conference title and that defeated UCLA in 1994 Rose Bowl, in the Badgers' first Rose Bowl appearance since 1963. [2]

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References

  1. "Todd Orlando - Defensive Coordinator - Staff Directory". University of Texas Athletics. Archived from the original on October 4, 2023. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Todd Orlando - Football Coach". USC Athletics. Archived from the original on October 4, 2023. Retrieved October 4, 2023.