Alma Mater: Maryland '14
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Michael Bonuccelli joined the Catawba Football staff at the start of the 2015 season. Prior to Catawba, Bonucelli served as an assistant at Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C.
In 2015, Bonucelli mentored a unit that produced 16.5 sacks, 35.5 tackles for loss, four fourced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Both outside linebackers, Kyle Kitchens and Jamal Lackey, received all-conference honors, while Kitchens went on to garner All-America accolades.
At Gonzaga, Bonuccelli helped the Eagles to the DCIAA City Championship in 2014 and a USA Today national ranking of fifth in the country. Over five years, two as an offensive line coach and three as defensive line coach, he mentored four All-Americans, 23 NCAA I BCS/FCS players and numerous college players. In 2013, four of his defensive linemen earned All-WCAC honors while playing a 3-4 scheme.
Bonuccelli attended West Virginia Wesleyan out of Gonzaga High School. He played offensive and defensive line for the Bobcats, who claimed WVIAC Championships in 2002 and 2003. He earned an Associate’s Degree in in criminal justice from Anne Arundel Community College then earned a BS in criminal justice and a minor in political science from Maryland in 2014.
While earning his associate’s degree, Bonuccelli helped coach at DeMatha Catholic High School. During his time there, DeMatha ranked 14th in the nation and won a WCAC Championship. Bonuccelli returned to playing in 2006 at Frostburg State. He played two seasons on the defensive line.
In high school, at Gonzaga, Bonuccelli earned first team All-WCAC honors and was the recipient of the Joe Kozik Award for being the most impactful leader both on and off the field in 2001.
Bonuccelli, wife Shaina, and son, Luca, reside in Denver, N.C. Bonuccelli is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Marks Catholic Church in Huntersville, N.C.
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