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Steve Mariucci

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Former NFL head coach Steve Mariucciserves as one of the lead analysts for NFL Network programming.

On NFL Sundays, Mariucci is the hardest working analyst on television, clocking in 18 hours in-studio starting at 4:00 am PT. Mariucci contributes as an analyst on NFL Network's Emmy-nominated pregame show NFL GameDay Morning, as well as following the late afternoon and Sunday night matchups on NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Final.

In 2011, Mariucci launched his own show 'Game Changers' on NFL Network which offered a look inside the lives of this season’s top draft prospects as they prepared for the NFL Draft.

Mariucci is also a part of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football pregame, halftime and postgame shows alongside host Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin from the stadium of each eight live, regular season game telecasts. He also joins his fellow NFL Network analysts as a regular contributor on NFL Total Access and No Huddle along with co-hosting The Coaches Show with Brian Billick each week of the regular season.

In April 2009, Mariucci was recognized for his work as an NFL Network analyst with his first Sports Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst category.

Mariucci's first taste of broadcasting came during NFL Network's extensive coverage of Super Bowl XL from Detroit, where Mariucci served as an expert analyst during the week leading up to the game and on game day as part of NFL Network’s 5½-hour Super Bowl pre-game show.

Since then, the Iron Mountain, MI native has become one of NFL Network's most recognizable and trusted voices, serving as one of the lead analysts in nearly every NFL Network on-location production including Super Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Draft and Kickoff.

His broadcasting versatility extends to 1-on-1 interviews, securing sit downs with notable NFL personalities such as Brett Favre, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, John Madden, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo and the late legendary Bill Walsh, in his final interview. Mariucci's interview with Rice was highlighted as part of NFL Network 2010 coverage from the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a one-hour special entitled, Jerry Rice: Catching History. The two former 49ers reunited to reflect on their time together in San Francisco and look back on Rice's illustrious career that earned him a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Mariucci began his NFL head coaching career in 1997 taking over the San Francisco 49ers from George. Mariucci was an NFL head coach for nine years, spending six with the San Francisco 49ers and three with the Detroit Lions compiling a career record of 72 wins and 67 losses. He led the 49ers to four playoff appearances including a trip to the NFC Championship Game in 1997.

His coaching journey began at his alma mater Northern Michigan where he was named quarterbacks and running backs coach in 1978. Mariucci also held assistant positions in the college ranks with Cal State Fullerton (1980-82) and Louisville (1983-1984).

After short coaching stints with the Orlando Renegades (USFL), Los Angeles Rams (1985) and University of Southern California (1986), Mariucci was hired at the University of California at Berkeley where he spent three years (1987-1989) as wide receivers and special teams coach, followed by a two-year stint as Offensive Coordinator.

In 1992, Mariucci joined Mike Holmgren's coaching staff with the Green Bay Packers as quarterbacks coach where he helped mold the talents of future Hall of Famer Brett Favre.

Mariucci returned to Cal in 1996 where he spent a season as head coach of the Golden Bears leading the team to a 6-5 record and a spot in the Aloha Bowl.

In 1997, Mariucci began his NFL head coaching career taking over the San Francisco 49ers from George Seifert.

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