Tom Olivadotti

Tom Olivadotti is a former American football coach. He coached in high school, college and the National Football League (NFL).[1] He was the Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator from 1987 to 1995.[2][3] He also coached in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns,[4] Minnesota Vikings,[5] New York Giants[6] and Houston Texans. He coached in college for the Princeton Tigers, Boston College Eagles and Miami Hurricanes, where he was the defensive coordinator for the 1983 championship team.[7]

His son Kirk Olivadotti is also a coach.[8]


  1. ^ Olivadotti still a big part of Green Wave tradition Archived 2014-09-24 at
  2. ^ Dolphins Hire Olivadotti To Rebuild Defense Studley Stays As Linebacker Coach
  3. ^ Dolphins' Shake-up Claims Olivadotti
  4. ^ Olivadotti To Coach Browns` Lbs
  6. ^ PRO FOOTBALL; Olivadotti to Take Over as Giants' Linebackers Coach
  7. ^ The Mind Behind The New Defense The Burden Of Rebuilding Miami`s Much-maligned Defense Has Fallen On The Shoulders Of New Defensive Coordinator Tom Olivadotti.
  8. ^ Olivadotti follows Dad's path his own way
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1983 Miami Hurricanes football—consensus national champions