Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel and the front office, led by general manager Chris Grier, will interview linebackers coach Anthony Campanile for the team’s defensive coordinator position on Friday.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported the news on Thursday afternoon and the Dolphins have already interviewed three others for the position. Campanile joins Seattle Seahawks associate head coach Sean Desai, former Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio and Saints co-defensive coordinator & secondary coach Kris Richard as candidates.
#Dolphins linebackers coach Anthony Campanile will interview for the team's defensive coordinator job on Friday, per source. He's the in-house candidate, along with external candidates Sean Desai, Vic Fangio and Kris Richard.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 26, 2023
Campanile was the co-defensive coordinator and the defensive backs coach at Boston College in 2018 and coached the linebackers at Michigan in 2019. He joined the Dolphins as the team’s linebackers coach under Brian Flores in 2020 and has remained in the position since.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that Campanile has impressed throughout his time with the organization.
The #Dolphins are planning to interview LBs coach Anthony Campanile for their vacant defensive coordinator job this week, source said. A former long-time college coach at Michigan and BC, Campanile has impressed in Miami.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 23, 2023
Under former defensive coordinator Josh Boyer, the Dolphins ranked 24th in points allowed and surrendered 234.8 yards per game in 2022.