Formerly an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach at UC Davis, Rich Scangarello returned to the program in 2004 to mentor the receiving corps. In 2008, he will return to coaching quarterbacks and will assume the duties of co-offensive coordinator. Scangarello brings an astute command of the West Coast offense, sharpened by his experience at all levels of collegiate football. His role has now been expanded to that of passing game coordinator and professional football liaison.
He previously coached with the Aggie program in 1998 and 1999, during which time he worked with two Harlon Hill Trophy finalists and eventual NFL draft picks, Kevin Daft and J.T. O'Sullivan.
Scangarello subsequently served a year as an offensive graduate assistant at Idaho, where he coached both quarterbacks and receivers. He left Moscow to take a post as offensive coordinator at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.
Scangarello then returned to Idaho in 2002 to reprise his role as quarterbacks coach. For two seasons, Scangarello's protegé, Brian Lindgren, ranked among the top passers in Division I-A.
A native of Roseville, Calif. and a 1990 graduate of Oakmont HS, Scangarello graduated from Sacramento State in 1996 with a degree in business administration.