Did Lou Anarumo Ever Play In The NFL?
No. Lou Anarumo has never played in the NFL. He has only been a coach to NFL teams.
Anarumo worked as a graduate assistant at Syracuse University from 1990 to 1991. He was a part-time running backs coach at Wagner College from January to June 1990.
From September 1989 to January 1990, he worked at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in the same capacity.
From 1995 until 2000, Anarumo was an assistant head coach at Harvard University, where he worked with the defensive backs and coordinated the special teams.
He was the defensive coordinator and DBs coach at the US Merchant Marine Academy from 1992 to 1994.
Anarumo was the defensive backs coach at Marshall University from 2001 to 2003, where he led the squad to a 30-8 record in three seasons.
In 2003, he also served as the team’s special teams coordinator. In 2003, Anarumo helped the Thundering Herd to a 10th-place finish in the country in passing defense, allowing 177.4 yards per game.
Anarumo spent 23 years as a college football coach before joining the Dolphins. He was the defensive backs coach at Purdue University from 2004 to 2011, where he oversaw the development of several future NFL players, notably CB Ricardo Allen and S Bernard Pollard.