Irizarry, Angelos join Hawks football staff

MANCHESTER, N.H.– Head Coach Joe Adam of the Saint Anselm College football team announced the hire of Frank Irizarry as the program's Tight Ends Coach while Zac Angelos will serve as the team's Running Backs Coach.

Irizarry comes to the Hilltop from Mount Ida College where he served as the team's linebackers coach from 2016 to 2018. In addition to his work with the linebackers, Irizarry assisted the team's special teams while coordinating practices and game planning. Angelos joins the Hawks from Plymouth State University where he assisted the team's receiving corps in 2017.

Irizarry has made coaching stops with the Daytona Beach ThunderBirds, coaching the team's defensive linemen, and with All-Star Sports, scouting for National Football League Europe and the Canadian Football League.

Irizarry currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Suffolk University within the institution's Department of Communication and Journalism, teaching courses in public relations.

A 1993 graduate of Marist College with a dual major in Communication and Political Science, Irizarry was a defensive lineman for the Red Foxes. He received his master's degree from Northern Illinois University in Communication.

At Plymouth State, Angelos assisted the team's day-to-day operations, including academic meetings and study hall. His top pupil, Jacob Szulc, averaged nearly 67.4 yards per game and finished near the top of the MASCAC in yards per touchdown and yards after the catch.

In 2016, Angelos served as the receiving coach at Nichols College following a two-year stint at Anna Maria College where he was a graduate assistant coach. With the AMCATS, Angelos developed the team's tight ends and fullbacks. He also served stints as the pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach during his time with Anna Maria.

As the Assistant Coach for Braintree High School in 2012, Angelos mentored the team's quarterbacks and assisted with other day-to-day responsibilities with the program. He has also coached at the Mastrole Passing Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and currently is part of the coaching staff for USA Football.

A 2011 graduate of Norwich University with a major in History and a minor in Education, Angelos was a quarterback for the Cadets and helped the team to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference championship in 2009. He also served as the primary holder for Long Ding, an All-America kicker for the Cadets.