Frank Colaprete
Frank Colaprete

Position:
Assistant Coach/Defensive Line

Experience:
3rd Season


Frank Colaprete is in his third season an assistant coach for the Georgetown football program. He came to Georgetown in February 2007 and works with the defensive line.

Colaprete comes to the Hilltop after serving as an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins for six seasons, including two years as the Blue Jays' defensive coordinator. In addition to his duties as the defensive coordinator Colaprete focused on the linebackers, while also assisting with all phases of recruiting.

The Blue Jay defense, instumental in the team's recent run of success, didn't miss a beat in 2005, during Colaprete's first campaign as team's defensive coordinator. Hopkins finished 11th in the nation in scoring defense (13.4), 19th in rushing defense (95.3) and 26th in total defense (269.4). During Colaprete's six seasons at JHU, the Blue Jays posted a 47-16 record, including a 42-11 mark that was the winningest five-year period in school history. The Blue Jays won four-straight Centennial Conference Championships, advanced to the NCAA Playoffs for the first time in school history (2005) and won three ECAC titles (2002, 2003, 2004).

In his first season at Hopkins, Colaprete helped Johns Hopkins lead the nation in pass efficiency defense and become the first NCAA Division III football team since 1980 to go through an entire season without giving up a touchdown pass. The Blue Jays led the Centennial Conference in passing defense, total defense and scoring defense. During a record-breaking 2002 season, Colaprete coached two players who earned All-Centennial honors, including first-team honoree Matt Campbell.

The success of Colaprete's first two years was just a prelude to 2003, which ranked as the most successful season in school history. The 2003 Blue Jays again led the nation in pass efficiency defense as JHU had 28 interceptions while allowing just two touchdown passes in 11 games. The Blue Jays also ranked among the national leaders in scoring defense (7.0 ppg) and total defense (242.4 ypg).

A pair of Colaprete's defensive backs were honored at the end of the 2003 season as Campbell was named to three All-America teams, earned First Team All-Centennial honors and was named the CC Defensive Player of the Year. Senior cornerback Joe Deluzio was named Second Team All-Centennial. The Blue Jays once again fashioned one of the top defenses in the nation in 2004 as they held 10 of 11 opponents to 17 points or less and had six players earn All-Centennial honors. Among the six were a pair of defensive backs under Colaprete's direction. Campbell repeated as a First Team All-CC pick, while junior Adam Colicchio garnered second team status.

A 1996 graduate of John Carroll University, Colaprete served as the defensive backs coach at Allegheny during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. During his two years at Allegheny he coached four players who earned all-conference honors, and the Gators posted a cumulative record of 13-7 (.650).

Prior to his two-year stint at Allegheny, Colaprete spent one season as an assistant coach at Garfield High School (Ohio). At Garfield he coached the receivers, tight ends and outside linebackers at the varsity level, while also serving as the defensive coordinator for the junior varsity.

Colaprete earned his master's degree in sports administration from Kent State University, where he served as graduate assistant in the department of recreational services.

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