Philadelphia Eagles


Joe Pannunzio

Assistant Special Teams Coordinator


A veteran coach with 43 years of combined experience in the NFL and collegiate ranks, Joe Pannunzio enters his seventh season with the Philadelphia Eagles, including his third as assistant special teams coordinator.

During the 2022 campaign, when Philadelphia advanced to Super Bowl LVII, Pannunzio contributed to a unit that featured three NFC Special Teams Player of the Week performances. He also helped rookie Britain Covey log the third-most punt return yards (308, eighth in the NFL) and third-highest punt return average (9.3, ninth in the NFL) in the conference.

In 2021, Pannunzio supported a special teams operation that was highlighted by Pro Bowl kicker Jake Elliott, who posted a team-record 90.9 field goal percentage (30-of-33) along with a career-best 134 points (sixth-most in Eagles history). Elliott finished as one of three NFL kickers to connect on 90-plus percent of their field goals and all of their extra-point attempts, joining Justin Tucker (94.6 pct.) and Younghoe Koo (93.1 pct.).

Prior to being named to his current role, Pannunzio served as the director of team development during the 2019-20 seasons. He originally held the title of director of personnel operations from 2015-16.

Between stints with the Eagles, Pannunzio was the running backs coach (2018) as well as the special teams coordinator/tight ends coach (2017) at Alabama on head coach Nick Saban's staff. He also spent four years as the Crimson Tide's director of personnel operations (2011-14).

From 2006-10, Pannunzio worked at Miami (FL), where he was the tight ends coach/special teams coordinator. During his time with the Hurricanes, he tutored players such as Jimmy Graham and Greg Olsen.

Pannunzio was the head coach at Murray State from 2000-05 and captained the Racers to the 2002 Ohio Valley Championship, becoming just the fourth head coach in school history to win a conference title. He also led Murray State to the 2002 NCAA Subdivision Playoffs.